Evaluation of diatomaceous earth as an adjunct to sheep parasite control in organic farming

dc.contributor.author Osweiler, Gary
dc.contributor.author Carson, Thomas
dc.contributor.department Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
dc.date 2018-02-17T03:09:15.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T05:48:17Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T05:48:17Z
dc.date.embargo 2015-10-16
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.description.abstract <p>Diatomaceous earth (DE) has been touted as a natural and effective way to control gastrointestinal (Gl) parasites in sheep. In this study, grazing lambs were fed DE at 5 and 10 percent of a supplemental ration for periods from 66 to 117 days. Weight gains, hemoglobin, packed cell volume, fecal egg/gram counts, and abomasal Gl larval counts were not different in controls vs. DE-fed lambs, although there was a trend toward lower fecal egg/gram counts in DE-treated lambs. DE by itself was not shown to be an effective parasite control agent, but could be used as part of a parasite control program.</p>
dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/leopold_grantreports/102/
dc.identifier.articleid 1100
dc.identifier.contextkey 7735246
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dc.identifier.submissionpath leopold_grantreports/102
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/52900
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Large or Food Animal and Equine Medicine
dc.subject.disciplines Veterinary Infectious Diseases
dc.subject.disciplines Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology
dc.subject.keywords Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
dc.subject.keywords Organic production practices and comparisons
dc.title Evaluation of diatomaceous earth as an adjunct to sheep parasite control in organic farming
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dc.type.genre article
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