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Diatomaceous Earth Book: "Going Green Using Diatomaceous Earth How-to-tips"

Over 101 ways to “go green” with food grade Diatomaceous Earth.  166 Pages


We also carry:


Fossil Shell Flour®

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth


Natural Insecticides Click here to order

** Californians please note. Due to EPA restrictions, we can only ship you Fossil Shell Flour. We have no EPA authorization to ship pesticides to California.


Please include a physical shipping address (not just a PO Box) when ordering.


Learn more about:


Fossil Shell Flour®


What is Diatomaceous Earth


Material Safety Data Sheet for Perma-Guard Fossil Shell Flour

OMRI Listed


Perma-Guard Natural Insecticide Products (with Pyrethrum) :


Application Instructions, Rates, and Product Label Information, Material Safety Data Sheets

Uses for Perma-Guard Natural Insecticides



Fire Ants

 Killing the Fire Ants-you must get the Queen!


Pest Pistol®

Spritzer/Tube Duster


For the Charlotte Area:

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or just call it DE for short.


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Donkey, Mule & Horse Products


'Bags and Tings' by Annie Caswell:

Prints, Checkbooks Covers and Tote Bags



Answers To Your Mule Questions


Confidence Training for the Western Saddle Mule


The Hard to Catch Mule


Opening Doors: An equilog of poetry about Donkeys by Jenny L Bates


Children's Books:

Janie's New Legs


Horse Tails by Mookie the Mustang

So You Wanna be a Cowgirl



Diatomaceous Earth Book: "Going Green Using Diatomaceous Earth -


Diatomaceous Earth Book: "Going Green Using Diatomaceous Earth -

Pure Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth from:

Food Grade DE, Diatomaceous Earth, CODEX, Fossil Shell Flour


Shadow Ridge Food Grade DE


 Handmade Miniature Donkey & Donkey Fly Masks

Also Custom Fly Protection Leggings


Donkey Wall Hanging

ORIGINAL ART starting with the initial sculpture with meticulous attention to detail from making the mold to pouring the clay....

Donkey & Mule DVD's

-Donkey Training

-Starting Over With Rachel the Troubled Mule

Mule Training DVD 


Donkey Ornaments

 & Figurines

Donkey Angel


Donkey & Miniature Donkey Puzzles


Donkey Signs

Drive Slow young donkeys old donkeys and one old jackass at play


Donkey & Horse Signs Aluminum

Entering Donkey Country


Donkey Mini Halters

Made by the Amish of Ohio Basic Nylon Halters

also Lead RopesHope new Green Halter and Lead


Miniature Donkey Rope Halters

The Original Mini Donk™ & Mini Hoss™ Rope Halters


Milo at 4 weeks wearing an X small rope halter.


Hoof Wraps Bandage

Hoof Wraps is made of 1680 ballistic nylon with a triple layer at the toe for durability.The Quick Fix Hoof Wraps



Horse Metal Xing Signs  

Street Sign Horse Breed Place



Lead Ropes: Made by the Amish of Ohio


Seat Cushions specially designed with a recessed area to take the pressure off the tailbone



Thanks so much to all of you who have  visited our  affiliates below.


Donkey/ Mule T-Shirts& Gifts

Many more donkey and mule designs being offered by artist on Zazzle



Donkey & Mule Custom Designed T-shirts, Gifts and much more.

What's next, dressage? Donkey Mug mug


Horse T-Shirts and Gifts


Miniature Donkey Keychain


 Miniature Donkey Key chain


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Livestock, Poultry & Pets

      Diatomaceous earth used as a feed additive for livestock, horses and foals, birds, chickens, pets, and humans. reduce odors, remove harmful bacteria from the upper intestinal tract, and stop animals from licking holes and chewing fence posts.


   Diatomaceous Earth as a prevention for calf scours: The purer the Diatomaceous Earth the more it becomes important when used as a calf scour prevention with less risk the calves will go back to eating black dirt which is contaminated with disease organisms, bacteria and parasites. Offering Diatomaceous Earth free choice as a dirt-eating alternative to the calves is to prevent them from doing this.

Diatomaceous Earth is used as a binding agent or inert carrier in foods, pills, toothpastes etc. It is listed in the ingredients as Silicon Dioxide. Black dirt contains a crystalline type of Silicon Dioxide. 

Note that products containing less diatomaceous earth or blended with a clay will have a lower Silicon Dioxide content therefore, 100% Diatomaceous Earth will serve more calves.

Producers who used it as a scour prevention are also using Diatomaceous Earth as a top dressing when they come in from the pasture. Some start the calves prior to weaning, others start it at weaning time when starting calves on feed or when making a ration change. For newly weaned calves, they seem to get eating and drinking faster when Diatomaceous Earth is used. Their stress level is reduced, cutting down on runny noses etc.

Use it for not only cattle herds and calves, but also for sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, horses and bison and hogs. Hog producers in particular, have reported that the beneficial effects as a feed additive appear more pronounced in livestock raised in a more confined environment.

Here is a partial list of what our customers have noticed

* With feed for chickens and turkeys - makes shells harder, reduced mortality rate, reduce odors, dries droppings quickly, reduces fly hatch
* Controls fleas and ticks-Can be used as a dust for external parasites
* Stimulates basic metabolism
* Better feed conversion It's properties promote digestion by keeping feed particles separate. By inhibiting clumping, more of the surface area of the feed is exposed to the digestion process.
* Reduces odor and moisture in barns, pens, and stalls
* Results in better coat and/or hoof condition
* Mixed with feed it constantly attacks parasites Keeps fly larvae from developing in manure, noticeably reducing the fly population
* Cost effective
* Reduces annual vet bills
* Reduces overall animal stress

*Controls internal and external parasites without chemicals-a natural wormer-
*Easy to feed
*In cattle- increased milk production
*In cattle- decreased mastitis
*In food animals and dairy cattle- no withdrawal prior to use of products

*Fed to hogs or calves with scours - stops scours after one feeding
*Parasites and insects cannot build up resistance

Fossil Shell Flour  can be used in their feed as an anti-caking agent. If feeding grain, add 2% DE (roughly 1/2 cup) to feed.

Suggested feeding instructions  Adjustments may be made based on your own experience and the weight of the animal.
Our DE is GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe by the FDA), so there is no harm of overdose. A basic rule of thumb is 2% of the dry weight of the food  It's properties promote digestion by keeping feed particles separate and allowing more of the surface area of the feed to be exposed to the digestion process.
Here are some "dosage" guidelines:
Humans 1 heaping teaspoon stirred in cup of water, mixed in food or in anything you like.
Children  1/2 to 1 level teaspoon per day.
Kittens 1/2 teaspoon
Cats 1/2 to 1 teaspoon
Puppies 1/2 to 1 teaspoon
Dogs under 50 lbs. 2 teaspoons
Dogs over 50 lbs. 1 tablespoon
Dogs over 100 lbs. 2 tablespoons
Cattle  2% by weight of dry ration
Calves 4 grams in morning
Dairy Cows 2% by weight of dry ration (4 oz. )
Chickens 5% in feed, use at full strength in dusting boxes
Goats 1% in grain, 5% per bushel of feed: up to 50% in T-M salt


Hogs  .2% of total feed ration, dust or spray on bedding and animals
Horses 1/2 - 1 cup in daily ration
Sheep 1%  in ground grain

Fossil Shell Flour may be fed on a continuous basis to larger livestock for continuous parasite control and mineralization.
Parasite Control: For effective use, the DE must be fed long enough to catch all the newly hatching eggs or cycling of the worms through the lungs and back to the stomach. A minimum of 60 days is suggested at 2% of dry weight of the grain ration. If fecal counts are not zero for worms and ova after feeding DE for 30 days, increase the daily dose. Feeding too small a dose of DE will not give desired results. Increasing the dose, even if greater than the above recommendations, will not harm anyone. Some horses only need a 1/2 cup of DE daily, others might need a full cup.

For large animals, DE may also be offered "free choice" as long as dispenser is protected from wind.