Hemexsan Powder (Diatomaceous Earth)

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Diatomaceous earth (DE, Diatom) consists of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae and silica – vital ingredients for robust and productive animal health.

Please note the minimum quantity order for this product is 8 units. Deliveries will be sent on a pallet.

£35.15 inc VAT (Excl VAT:   £29.29)

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Diatomaceous earth (DE, Diatom) is a natural product used as a feed supplement and for litter beds in poultry and other livestock. Currently approved in the EU under Fami Qs, and by UFAS and Organic farmers in the UK for use in livestock feed.

Hemexsan powder features silica which is a vital ingredient for robust and productive animal health. There is a well documented link between low silica levels in animals and sub-optimal health and production levels. As it is common for animalfeed to lacking in silica content, most animals
experience the negative effects of silica deficiency.

Silica has a direct effect on the animals through the nutrients and trace elements contained in silica, that are passed through its system, that the animal is highly unlikely to get in any other way. Silica also has a mechanized effect on the animal which directly affects many facets of the digestive
system as well as controlling internal parasites. Food grade amorphous silica must form part of regular feed patterns to ensure animals are healthy,
robust and productive as possible. When silica was used as regular feed supplement, animal health and appearance improved, production increased, infant mortality decreased.

Silica is directly related to the formation of bone and cartilage and collagen, and observation reports that silica can increase the collagen in growing bone significantly.

Download the Hemexsan safety data sheet.

Please note the minimum quantity order for this product is 8 units. Deliveries will be sent on a pallet.

Delivery Information

This product is marked as hazardous or oversized and has a delivery charge of £50+VAT. Delivery is free on orders over £400 (excl VAT).

Please note that this product is palletised or marked as hazardous. Delivery takes between 2 and 3 days as standard. When delivery takes place, please ensure ample space is available and unloading of the products may also be required (this is due to articulated lorries and the requirement of a forklift to unload the vehicle). Please be aware all goods must be signed for on receipt of the delivery. If you are concerned about the goods you are ordering or possible delivery restrictions, please let us know when the order is placed.

We offer same day despatch on most of our products – this applies to orders made before 2.30pm from Monday to Thursday. Orders placed after 2.30pm on a Friday and across the weekend will be shipped at the earliest time the next working day. As all products are not guaranteed to be in stock, our standard delivery is a 2 – 5 day service (excluding weekends and bank holidays).