Perma-Guard Fossil Shell Flour® Anti-caking Agent. Fine powder of microscopic diatom shells. Use as an anti-caking agent for feed and animal bedding.
Many livestock producers swear by diatomaceous earth as a preventive for internal parasite problems; clinical studies do not back this claim, but most animals will consume it freely and it may help improve gastrointestinal health. It is certainly effective on external parasites and to control the growth of maggots under bedding, as the sharp edges of the particles lacerate insects’ bodies and cause death by dehydration.
Wear a dust mask when handling. DE also comes in a pool filter grade which is chemically treated and poses a severe respiratory hazard for mammals, and therefore should not be used. Our natural grade is the right type to use with animals. Do not exceed 2% of total ration.
8479 Diatomaceous Earth
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Inoculants, soil amendments, fertilizers, livestock supplies and pesticides are labeled as: OMRI: Organic Materials Review Institute. Most state certifying agencies, including MOFGA, accept OMRI approval. MOFGA: Reviewed and approved by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association Certification Services. Allowed for use on MOFGA-certified farms. Check with your certifier. WSDA: Listed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Organic Certification division for use in organic agriculture in Washington State. MOFGA has indicated that they will accept products on this list for their certification program. Check with your certifier. Nat’l List: One-ingredient products on the NOP* List of Allowed Substances (subpart G of the Organic Foods Production Act, sections 205.601-606). Check with your certifier. AYC: Ask your certifier. Has not been reviewed by a certifier, but the active ingredient is allowed. Ask your certifier. Not Allowed: A few of the products we list are not allowed for organic production but we think they have a place in sensible agriculture and can be used when certification is not an issue.
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