Happy Horse Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is composed of 100% ground freshwater DE, with no additives. The product is made of the naturally occurring fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of algae that forms in freshwater. These remains are ground up into a soft, fine white powder that carry many different uses. It contains zero chemicals or fillers and is labelled as a feed supplement for animals.
Happy Horse Diatomaceous Earth is listed with the Organic Minerals Research Institute (OMRI) for organic use. It’s mined in Nevada and packaged in Georgia in a 4lb airtight bag.
10% of Profits are Donated to Local Animal Shelter
For every ten dollars in profit we receive for Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade, we have pledged to donate one dollar to the Etowah Valley Humane Society (EVHS), a private non-profit organization that saves thousands of animals every year. Based in Cartersville, GA a short drive from the Happy Horse manufacturing plant, EVHS aims to prevent cruelty, relieve suffering, and provide humane treatment for all animals in need. The organization actively works to eliminate root causes of suffering and acts as an educational resource for the community, with the main goal being to find a great home for animals in its custody. Below are a few of the impressive stats showing the impact EVHS has had on local animal lives in recent years:
- Rescued over 13,000 lives from Bartow County Animal Control since 2010
- Helped increase the number of live animals pulls from Bartow County Animal Control from 69/month to 207/month – a 300% increase
- Assisted in decreasing the Bartow County euthanasia rate six years in a row
Happy Horse’ own Chief Financial Officer, Ed Brush, has been involved with the society for years. Seeing an opportunity to help a local organization doing so much good, PF Harris partnered with EVHS in an effort to combat animal cruelty and find deserving pets a loving home. We hope you will find value in our Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth while knowing that 10% of profits are going toward saving the lives of pets in Bartow County, Georgia.
How to Feed Diatomaceous Earth
You will need:
- Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
- A Food Scale
- A Scoop
- Horse Feed
Make sure you are using food grade DE. Non-food grade DE can be dangerous to you and your horses if not used for its intended purpose.
The standard ratio for feeding animals DE is roughly 2% of the feed’s weight, which is roughly 3 oz. of DE for every 10 lbs. of feed, or 2 lbs. of DE for every 100 lbs. of feed. On average, a 1000 lb horse is fed roughly 11 lbs of grain a day, divided between two 4-5 pound feedings. The ratio works out to roughly ½ cup of diatomaceous earth per feeding (1 cup total per day).
After taking note of the amount of feed you are going to give your horse, use the 2% rule to work out the weight of DE and measure it out on the scale.
An easier way is to add DE to the bag or bushel of feed right after buying it. Simply add the DE to the container of horse feed at a rate of 2%.
Mix DE thoroughly with horse feed and give it to your horse as you normally would.
Be sure that your horse has access to plenty of water since DE can be drying to your horse’s system.
Repeat as often as you use horse feed in place of grazing.
Note: Try adding the DE to one serving of horse feed to make sure your horse won’t turn up its nose. Some animals can be finicky; if that is the case with yours, you can try the wet application method by simply misting the DE & grain mixture with water and tossing to combine. (Only use the wet application on single servings of feed to avoid potential moisture build-up in stored grain.).