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postheadericon Poultry Science Study About Effect of Using Diatomaceous Earth

An very extensive study was submitted to Poultry Science. The study was entitled “Effect of diatomaceous earth on parasite load, egg production, and egg quality of free-range organic laying hens” by D. C. Bennett1, A. Yee2, Y.-J. Rhee3 and K. M. Cheng

I will be the very first to admit I am not much for reading this stuff in it’s entity… and I will admit my eyes glazed over at times with some of the information that was presented.. BUT… this study documents the importance of using diatomaceous earth around poultry. Even though I skipped a few parts of this information, I am sure it would mean a great deal to many. I was still able to grasps what a wonderful benefit adding DE to the keeping of poultry is.

This is the starting lines of the study…

The effectiveness of diatomaceous earth (DE) as a treatment against parasites and to increase feed efficiency and egg production of organically raised free-range layer hens was evaluated in 2 breeds of commercial egg layers [Bovan Brown (BB) and Lowmann Brown (LB)] that differ in their resistance to internal parasitic infections. Half the hens of each breed were…
You can read the entire post from the PDF here. PoultryScienceRLEStudy