06-24-2012, 08:12 AM
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Where I'm located in Louisiana we've historically had problems with flies of all types, from the small biting ones to deer flies and HUGE horseflies. I started searching for a natural fly repellant and came across several. The one I tried was: 1 cup vinegar, 2 cups water & 2 Tbls of Dawn dish detergent. I put it in a spray bottle and applied it every morning when I fed. It really helped.
However, I also talked to several people who put 2 oz of apple cider vinegar on their horses feed 1 time daily and use it as a feed through. I tried it and have noticed a big difference within 2 weeks. I no longer use the spray and my horses have far fewer problems w/flies.