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post #1 of 18 Old 03-23-2011, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Apple Cider Vinegar for fly control.

I've heard of feeding Apple Cider Vinegar for fly control and was looking to start doing so soon. How much do I give? A glug? Lol. Ricci is about 1100lbs, Gracie is about 500lbs. Thanks!

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post #2 of 18 Old 03-23-2011, 10:55 PM
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well I only have 2 things to say about it

1) it didnt work for me it actualy seemed to make it worse

2) when They swet it makes them smell grose

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Bahaha, good to know. I will give it a shot still, I think. Garlic powder worked, but keeping it was messy, and there is that unproven yet still unnerving "risk" that it can cause anemia over time. The jug only cost $3, if I have to throw it out, I won't be sad, lol.

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Bahaha, good to know. I will give it a shot still, I think. Garlic powder worked, but keeping it was messy, and there is that unproven yet still unnerving "risk" that it can cause anemia over time. The jug only cost $3, if I have to throw it out, I won't be sad, lol.
NOOOOOOOOOO $3 whole dollars!!! WAHHHHHHHHH

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No, don't feed apple cider venegar, what ya do is mix equal parts of apple cider venegar, Avons Skin-So-Soft and water in a spray bottle. Spray the horse liberally all over the horse's body. That spray does help with fly control. Did it, tried it, it worked!!
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I heard it was a feed through. O_o

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I heard it was a feed through. O_o
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We just use skin so soft, but I'm going to try with apple vinegar now! Yeah don't feed it, the vinegar makes them smell funny. I know!
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post #9 of 18 Old 03-24-2011, 11:47 AM
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I tried it last summer, didn't find it to help very much (then again, Flash is super sensitive to bugs). 1/4 cup, twice a day is what we fed if you want to try it.

I started feeding a garlic-based supplement called "Barrier" and it's been working.
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post #10 of 18 Old 03-27-2011, 08:00 PM
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I actually read about this in Horse & Rider magazine recently. They tested several "recipes" and found it didn't work any better than what you buy, though it was cheaper. However, you have to spray it every 30 minutes, so it was MORE expensive by that rule (the spray you buy is good for several hours). I'll give you the link if interested and you can't find it. I have not heard of giving it in their feed, so I am at a loss there.

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