DE-Diamaeous Earth? : LUSENET : Dairygoats : One Thread

I'm not sure if I spelled that right but, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about! Someone asked me if it was ok to use that for milking dairy goats. I didn't know so, I thought I'd present the question to you Berneice and Vicki. Is it?


-- Katie S. (, April 28, 2002


Hi katie,

I am not sure since we use wormers such as ivomec. I think you can get information on DE at I have read information saying its an effective wormer and then read articles saying it isn't. I've never used it. Wish I could be of more help. Out of curiosity, let me know what you find out.

-- Bernice (, April 29, 2002.

DE is an effective wormer, except in the case of new goats coming onto the farm , it is the only wormer i do and can use(its organic, i farm organicly) fed at the rate of 5 lbs per ton it repels bugs and cut worms from your grain, well, ok , not quite, actually it simply kills them ...

feed at 1 cup per doe, mixed in feed, (wear a mask) as a "heavy" wormer, or once a month 1/2 cup mixed in feed, for a 150 lb doe

you can buy it and have the feed mill mix it in , thats what i do, they mix in 10 lbs per ton, it keeps the regular load of worms low, and i dust with it monthly for fleas and ticks, again wearing a mask.

i use with ALL my animals, from goats to dogs cats and chickens, even the horse and cow, and now llama :)

two good sources for it are , if youre out west, or anywhere else,


-- Beth Van Stiphout (, April 29, 2002.

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