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i am thinking about using apple cider vingear in my horses feed but i need some advice before i start using it. is it healthy for my horse i have been looking on the internet? i know it is use for fly control some. plus how much do you give it to the horse daily? some say on the internet 1/4 cup of it in the horse's feed. thank you for your advice and info on it.
I just put enough in their feed to coat it but not completely soak the pellets and about half a cup in each of their water buckets. I've found vinegar is working better than anything I've tried before to keep the flies at bay. Using it as a spray on repellent works great as well.
Yes, I just coat the feed, and not soak it. If your horse has ticks, sprinkling 1-2 teaspoons of garlic in the feed helps TONS! It works within 4 or 5 days. About a week ago, my girl had a whole bunch of ticks around her udder area. I began feeding her garlic. Yesterday I noticed that one of the ticks had babies, and they all latched on! Yuck!!! This morning I went out, and all the ticks were gone except one!
I give it to both of my horses and it is very beneficial. It is good as a preventative for joint ailments/arthritis in older horses and helps with recovery of horses in work. It is important to use the cloudy apple cider vinegar not the clear 1. Don't give more than 1/4 cup a day and introduce it slowly over a few days into your horses feed. Add some water as well and mix.
Plain white vinegar is a cheap and easy way to keep the biteys/flies off horses and cheap. Use from a spray bottle un-diluted.
I have been using it for three years. I use 1C daily in their feed per vet recommendations. It has many health benefits including reduction of stone formation in the gut, helps with arthritis pain, fly control, and infection control. I took my 30 year old off of it for 3 months and saw a noticble difference in his stiffness and gimp, increased fly sensitivity...he's back on it now and doing really well :)