Diatomaceous Earth Use As An Anthelmintic

Asked April 27, 2017, 5:05 PM EDT

DE in Livestock Feed has proven to De-worm Livestock. Does it require Registration by either the FDA or EPA to make such a claim in product literature?

Idaho County Idaho livestock veterinary

1 Response

According to Les Nunn, Bear Lake County Extension Educator (lnunn@uidaho.edu), DE is approved by both the FDA and EPA and is classed as a feed ingredient for livestock health care. I believe, a product being marketed as an anthelmintic where the primary active ingredient is DE would need to be registered.