Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Ooops, yes you're right, it's garlic! My bad!
I thought there were some actual cases of overfeeding garlic causing anemia, which is why vets warn about not feeding it in quantity. Hmmm, I could be 'misremembering' that, though. I'll have to do some research.
A lot of folks use garlic and ACV as feed-through fly treatment, but I haven't found either to be effective.
Kitten, if I want my horses to drink more, I add PowerAde Zero or G2 to their water.
That could be. When I asked my vet about it, he said he had heard it with onions, but not with garlic. And from what I read, horses had to eat several onions a day to develop anemia.
Bugs have always found Ricci rather tasty, and she'd come in with a dozen new welts from bites every day. Since I started feeding garlic powder, she'd only get 1 or 2 a week. And it held true the next summer around, so it wasn't just related to the time I started using it.
When I heard about the possible link to anemia, I stopped using it, although I couldn't find any "proof" that garlic caused it. My vet also gave me the ok if I thought it worked. I just need to go buy some, but I have been looking into the ACV alternative. It seems to have several uses, so I'll probably give that a try...