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post #31 of 39 Old 02-03-2012, 02:09 AM
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Great stuff. I use the ACV with the "mother" to feed. Otherwise a spray bottle of white vinegar is a regular extension of my right arm. Cleans everything in a non-toxic way. Its also an adaptogen. It goes on as an acid but dries to leave an alkaline residue, effectively upping the pH. That's why its so good for thrush and for soaking hooves in. I use white vinegar for that, cheaper and works just as well. The baddies thrive in a negative pH and when you take the jungle away that attracts thrush, it simply goes away and is much better than something caustic that burns, creates more necrotic material and keeps the jungle going. Yeast loves to move in on that situation and you end just trading one for the other.
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Sorry to hijack the thread, but to those of you who said it's good for the joints....What is it in there that helps with that, and how much are you feeding to them? Any problems with picky eaters?

Just wondering, because I have a 15yo in moderate/heavy work, that I'm having to start to take a little more care of, and ACV sounds like a good all-around thing that I'd consider. The coat, immune, even joint. Sounds too good almost.

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Sorry to hijack the thread, but to those of you who said it's good for the joints....What is it in there that helps with that, and how much are you feeding to them? Any problems with picky eaters?

Just wondering, because I have a 15yo in moderate/heavy work, that I'm having to start to take a little more care of, and ACV sounds like a good all-around thing that I'd consider. The coat, immune, even joint. Sounds too good almost.
I feed 1/4 of a cup (for my dogs just like a tbsp), and I've had luck that Indie actually loves the stuff. Sometimes if she is being picky, I'll just put a little ACV in her food and she is more happy to finish her food. :-D If you're worried about your horse liking the taste, you can get little bottles for a dollar from any food store so you can test it out without getting a big huge gallon.
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Ok thanks. Are you giving 1/4 at both feedings, or just one?
I'm heavily considering it now. He's not a picky eater, the worst he'll do is just eat a little slower the first couple of feedings until he's used to it, which is normal.

I've also heard that with horses who won't drink in strange places, that ACV in their water makes them more willing to drink due to the taste.

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Do you guys just pour it on the grain???

And white vingear helps with thrush? I actually have a little bottle of it. All this time..... I need to try it out.

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Eek, I don't think I'd use it on cuts because it'd sting. If you want a home remedy- honey is a natural antibacterial that I've used on cuts before Just gotta wrap it or else the flies will think it's too tempting to resist.
Teatree is better since it does the same as honey but flies are repelled.
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Ok thanks. Are you giving 1/4 at both feedings, or just one?
I'm heavily considering it now. He's not a picky eater, the worst he'll do is just eat a little slower the first couple of feedings until he's used to it, which is normal.

I've also heard that with horses who won't drink in strange places, that ACV in their water makes them more willing to drink due to the taste.
I personally don't mess with the water, but then I've never had a problem with my mare drinking from different water sources, so I can't help there, sorry.

Right now I am only doing one feed a day (It's such a small amount to just make sure she is getting her vitamins and supplements, that it isn't worth splitting into two feedings Easy keeper.), but back when I was feeding twice a day during hard work, I went ahead and used 1/4 cup on each feeding, and I saw no ill effects.
I figure if she's working hard enough to get two feedings a day, then the extra supplement won't hurt either. Plus like I said, my mare loves the taste so it's also nice to use ACV if I have to switch feeds due to stock change, makes it easier for her to accept the change
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I'll just start slow with one feeding, and see how he's doing on that.

He's like a camel whenever we travel, and never drinks a thing. Luckily, whenever I do overnight trips, he finally settles and drinks enough to where I'm not freaking out. But at local shows and stuff, he won't drink until we get home. Then I have to monitor his water, since he tries to gulp a bunch down at once. If he likes the taste of the ACV, then I'm curious if it would help with the drinking at all...

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I use it on every horse i mix feeds for!!!

Honestly it's just to keep the dust down and it tastes good to the horses i guess. Well if its got all those other benefits then i'll keep using it :)

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I have started him on 1/4 cup ACV and I dilute it with some water before putting it on his grain.... I had to peel a carrot up to mix in for the first couple of times and he ate it right up. Also... you can spray the ACV on their hooves to prevent/treat thrush. I am going to start doing that too for prevention.



In my OP I included some links to information from different places if anyone is looking for some! That was what got to me to post asking if any of you use it... so far I haven't had any negatives! Well, someone on this thread mentioned their vet advised against it because it can wear down the enamel on their teeth, but I am not too worried about that since I cut it with water.

So glad to being getting so many responses on this topic! Thanks everyone! It's been so helpful!

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