There’s a book called, Salad Bar Beef by Joel Salatin. In this book he says he uses Shaklee Classic Basic H® as a cattle wormer. He adds it to their drinking water for a couple of days. This use isn’t sanctioned by Shaklee or approved by Shaklee. Yet, many farmers have used these ideas to benefit their animals.
The first thing to know is that there are two Basic H formulas:Classic Basic H® and a new formula, Basic H2®. The classic formula is the old formula that has been approved for use with animals. The new formula has not yet been approved for animal use, though the few people who have used it with their animals have said that they don’t see any difference between the two products. Even still, it’s probably best to use the classic formula with animals for now.
I found a few dosage recommendations online.
- Joel Salatin uses a few drops in a water trough.
- One site recommended 1/8 to 1/4 cup of Basic H® per 20 gallons of water.
- One farmer said he’d try the 1/8 cup to the 20 gallons of water for 5 to 7 days. His animals didn’t have a heavy parasite load so he decided to observe the animals closely to see if they need to stop sooner or continue longer.
I also found a few recipes online that I reformatted for you here. Feel free to use them if you’d like.
This Farmer has a great way to de-worm his cattle.