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Non-Toxic Pesticide for Equids


Human Grade Diatomaceous Earth

What it is and Where to Find it.

Diatomaceous Earth (Human Grade) is a fantastic natural pesticide that deters all manner of insects that torment our animals. We feed this as a parasite killer to all our rescue horses. We do not use paste wormers or those that are bagged and put into feed. These are full of chemicals. Here is an overview of the substance and links for buying it online if your local feed or garden supply store does not carry it.

What is Diatomaceous Earth?

It is a non-toxic, safe substance made up from crushed fossils of freshwater organisms and marine life. Crushed to a fine powder and observed through a microscope, the particles resemble bits of broken glass. Deadly to any insect and completely harmless to animals, fish, fowl or food. Most insects have a waxy outer shell covering their bodies, diatomaceous earth scratches through this shell causing the insect to dehydrate leading to eventual death.

General Review of Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth mode of action for insect and parasite control is strictly mechanical. The microscopically sharp edges contact the insect or parasite, and pierce their protective coating, so they soon dehydrate and die. The larvae is affected in the same way. This makes Diatomaceous Earth an excellent and totally natural control, with no indicating of mechanical or chemical damage to the animal tissue. It can be used as a dust for fleas, lice and other external pests by rubbing into the coat of the animal.

Both internal and external parasite and insect pest control will result in improvement in health, appearance and behaviour, as well as assimilation of feed, which means improved weight gain and lowered feed cost.

Animal Use - Suggested Feeding and Application Rates:

Animal Suggested Rate
Equids: 5 ounces (1 cup by volume) in daily feed ration (dosing is based upon a 1200 lb. horse)

For further information about human grade Diatomaceous Earth, visit these links:

Herbal Remedies

Diatomaceous Earth ~ Safe to Use

Heartland Hollow


Where to find Human Grade Diatomaceous Earth

Advanced Hydroponic
783 French Mill Rd
Dandridge, Tennessee 37725
Toll Free: 1-800-521-1643
Phone: 865-397-6299
Fax: 865-397-5165
Email: info@advancedhydrogarden.com
Website: http://www.advancedhydrogarden.com

American Agriculture
9220 SE Stark
Portland, Oregon 97216
Toll Free: 1-800-433-6805
Phone: 503-256-2400
Fax: 503-256-2402
Email: webmaster@americanag.com
Website: http://www.americanag.com

Asheville Agricultural Systems
45 Banks Ave.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Toll Free: 1-877-653-4112
Phone: 828-253-4112
Fax: 828-253-4245
Email: ashevillehydro@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.ashevilleag.com

Atlantis Hydroponics
1035 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia 30606
Phone: 706-543-9980
Fax: 706-543-9919
Email: inquiry@atlantishydroponics.com
Website: http://www.atlantishydroponics.com

Better Than Nature
#90 - 2798 Hwy. 97 North
Kelowna, British Columbia V1X 4J8
Toll Free: 1-888-868-2299
Phone: 250-868-8978
Fax: 250-868-8850
Email: btn@betterthannature.com
Website: http://www.betterthannature.com

Growco Indoor Garden Supply
423 Norwood St. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
Toll Free: 1-877-939-6900
Phone: 616-454-6900
Email: growco@grgig.net
Website:
http://www.4hydroponics.com

Home Harvest® Garden Supply Online
3807 Bank Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Toll Free: 1-800-348-4769
Phone: 410-327-8403
Fax: 410-327-8411
Email: ugrow@homeharvest.com
Website: http://homeharvest.com

Northwest Hydroponics
9315 SE Henry St.
Portland, Oregon 97266
Toll Free: 1-888-752-8963
Phone: 503-788-2843
Fax: 503-788-4018
Email: william@nwhydroponics.com
Website: http://www.nwhydroponics.com

Quick Grow
#1, 1204 Edmonton Trail NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 3K5
Toll Free: 1-877-426-4769
Phone: 403-276-5156
Fax: 403-276-5773
Email: info@quickgrow.com
Website: http://www.quickgrow.com

The Grow Store
8640-8644 West Colfax Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado 80215-4013
Toll Free: 1-888-510-0350
Phone: 303-205-0350
Email: info@thegrowstore.com
Website: http://www.thegrowstore.com

Greentrees Hydroponics and Grow Lights
2581 Pioneer Ave., Unit D
Vista, California 92081
Phone: 760-598-7551
Fax: 760-598-6486
Email: support@hydroponics.net
Website: http://www.hydroponics.net

Plantlighting
9140 Ravenna Rd. Unit 7
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087
Toll Free: 888-258-0670
Phone: 330-963-6997
Fax: 330-963-6701
Email: sales@plantlighting.com
Website: http://www.plantlighting.com


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