Perma Guard/Diatomaceus Earth and Underwoods

All natural product – no chemicals involved
Cost is reasonable
Kills ticks
Kills fleas
Kills flies (give your horse a powder bath using an old sock)
Feed it directly to the animal
Spread it around in the barn to kill all hard-shell insects
Use it on your cats and dogs
We have one boarder that swears by it.  He had stomach issues, and he takes it on a daily basis.
Farmers put in their grain bins.

We have been using this product and have found it very effective against ticks, fleas and flies.  We are currently feeding it to all of our horses by adding it to their feed and mineral salt.  When DE is ingested it passes thru the intestines, deposited in the stool and when flies land on the stool or lay eggs, it lacerates the body of the flies and kills the larvae.

If fed individually, add a cup of Perma-Guard to 2 lbs. of feed. The “official” directions are 2% of dry weight, or 1 cup daily. This regimen should allow your animal to become worm and parasite free. As the product is all natural, if per chance they are overfed, they will either not eat it, or eat it and pass it out. Which is one of the benefits of the product anyway. When they pass it out in their droppings, it kills the flies, or other insects that land on it. You can also use the product as a “dusting” mechanism by applying it to the animal directly and also dust your stalls/barn. It can be applied wet by mixing 1 or more cups of powder with water and applying by a pump sprayer (ensure you shake the sprayer frequently). Using this method, the powder will not be effective until it dries.

Perma-guard is the trade name for Diatomaceous Earth. Diatomaceous Earth is the skeletons of diatoms and are very sharp. When an insect comes in contact with DE their exo-skeleton is cut and death is by dehydration. There is no survival!

These products do not contain chlorinated organic phosphates, systemic poisons or compounds commonly found in most commercial insecticides. Perma-Guard is a revolution in the insecticide field.

Perma-Guard kills physically, by puncturing the insect’s exoskeleton, disrupting its soft waxy shell structure, chewing up its digestive organs and causing death in a short time by dehydration. In addition, the Pyrethrum and piper only butoxide provide continued contact and residual.

These products are certain deaths to insects. Moreover, the products, applied dry, have a remarkable repellency factor. As long as it is present, insects tend to stay away. Also, the more it is used, an environment is being created that tends to make insects feel unwelcome.

Contact Mark Tesky:
2000 Osage Dr
Oak Grove, MO  64075
Phone:  816-625-0097
Please visit my website: [email protected]

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UNDERWOODS:

NEVER WASH OR CLEAN CUT
SHAKE BOTTLE OF MEDICINE WELL
SPRAY CUT & SPRINKLE ON LIGHT DUSTING OF BAKING POWDER
APPLY DAILY AS MANY TIMES AS POSSIBLE
(AT LEAST 2 TIMES DAILY)
KEEP OUT OF MORNING DEW
NEVER WRAP CUT AREA

DO NOT PACK THE BAKING POWDER INTO THE WOUND
IT ONLY REQUIRES A LIGHT DUSTING
DO NOT CLEAN CUT
THE BAKING POWDER ACTS AS AN INVISIBLE BAND-AID
AND ACCELERATES THE HEALING

Sitter Downs has used this product for several years.  This medicine has eliminated many vet bills.  We highly recommend this unique medicine.

Here’s how to use it:
Spray the cut with Underwood’s Horse Medicine
Apply baking powder over the cut by using an old honey or mustard squeeze bottle. You want the powder (Baking Powder, not Baking Soda) to stick to the medicine.
Apply another squirt of Underwood’s Horse Medicine and baking powder.
Apply twice daily for a week.
Do not clean the cut between applications. The medicine has ingredients that fight infection
Greatly reduces scarring
Prevents proud flesh development
Promotes healing

General Information

Feeding: Our pastures are brush hogged, dragged, reseeded, sprayed for weeds, and fertilized. For details on pasture, see our Sitter’s Pastures page. Have you ever noticed that many horse facilities do not “drag” their pastures? Is that healthy for your horse to eat around all of their own manure?

The horses are put on a winter dry lot in the fall. Hay is fed 1 to 3 times per day (depending on weather) and it is fed differently using hay bunks, which is much healthier for the herd. We don’t feed like many other facilities, who simply place a round bale out in a bale ring. Horses will waste a lot of hay plus the hay is out in the weather. We also distribute some hay on the ground.

Moldy hay is not good for a horse as it can cause lung issues and heaves. The horses are usually turned out in the pastures in April (depends on the weather and the time fertilizer is applied). All hay is stored inside shelter structures.

Erosion Control: 2 to 3 times a year we put old hay down the “alley way” for erosion control.

Vet Day: You do not need to be here for this annual spring event. As instructed by their owners, all individual horses get their vaccinations, Coggins blood drawn, teeth checked, sheath cleaned, etc. One visit by a team of vets means less cost for boarders who would have to schedule separate appointments otherwise. Spring vaccinations (5-way shot), regular deworming (rotating schedule), eye care, hoof care/abscesses, applying medicine and shots are typical treatments on Vet Day.

Minerals:
Perma-Guard added for fly control, vitamin supplements in the water tank, and salt blocks are provided in the dry lot.

Feeding PG: the official recommendation is 2% of dry weight of their food. I usually give Sahib anywhere from 3/4 to a full cup in his grain. And he’s getting 2 full scoops of grain daily. Been doing this for almost 20 years, and he’s still here.

 

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