University of Maryland Extension

Diatomaceous Earth (DE)

Author: 
Susan Schoenian


Is it an effective natural anthelmintic for sheep and goats? 
A review of the scientific literature


Diatomaceous earth (DE), the skeletal remains of single-cell algae, is often touted as an effective and alternative anthelmintic for sheep, goats, and other livestock. DE is said to kill worms by slashing them with its blade-like surfaces. However, there is a lack of scientific evidence to support its use ...  more ››

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