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    08-19-2008, 02:18 PM
  #1
Trained
ACV.... Apple cider vinegar...IT WORKS!

So I had been giving my horse ACV in their evening feed to help with flies. All was going well and the flies didnt' seem too bad! I thought it was working.

About 2 weeks ago I ran out. :roll: I keep forgetting to pick more up at the grocery store. I went out today and my horse are MISERABLE with flies I also noticed more flies on their poo......I'm convinced that it works to feed the horses the ACV.

I'm going to call the hubby and see if he can swing by and pick some more up on the way home!!! (unless I forget! )
     
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    08-19-2008, 03:21 PM
  #2
Weanling
I have gave mine ACV and it work too on my horses I don't see no fly bother them or see them stomping their feet. I bet they are happy!! That fly are not botherin them! GOODBYE FLYIES!!!!
     
    08-19-2008, 04:14 PM
  #3
Showing
That definitely helps, I've also used it.
     
    08-19-2008, 04:47 PM
  #4
Trained
APC is good for so many things! Love the stuff!
     
    08-19-2008, 07:53 PM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by FehrGroundRanch
APC is good for so many things! Love the stuff!
What APC?
     
    08-19-2008, 10:40 PM
  #6
Green Broke
How much do you feed? And does every horse on the property need to be on it for it to work?
     
    08-20-2008, 10:11 AM
  #7
Trained
Well, I only have 2 horses and they share their evening grain so I don't know how it would work if some were getting it and some were not.

I quit measuring it...We were feeding about 4 cups of all grain or sweet feed (2cups for each horse) and I was mixing about a shot glass of vinegar into it. After a while I got tired of washing the shot glass so I just poured out of the bottle...A splash about equal to the shot glass.

It took about a week to 10 days for me to notice that it had begun to repel the flies. And about the same amount of time to realize that it was out of their systems and the flies were attacking again.

It will not repel ALL the flies...but it sure does help with about 80% of them tho.
     
    08-22-2008, 02:36 AM
  #8
Weanling
I've been giving ACV to my guys, not b/c of flies, but coz I heard it was good for their joints, esp in older horses. Seems to work, my mare is 27 and doesn't seem to have any trouble from her joints, gets a bit stiff in winter but not too bad. Could be just her though...
     
    08-22-2008, 09:34 AM
  #9
Trained
That's great to know RedHawk.....Bonus!!!
     
    08-22-2008, 12:11 PM
  #10
Trained
Sorry Parker I meant ACV I was typing way to fast..lol
     

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