Apple Cider Vinegar for Horses

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Posted by Micelle (Shoshone, Idaho) on 05/08/2007
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I have a horse that has foundered. I was wondering if I sprayed acv on her hooves if that would help her heal and take the heat out? Please help!

Posted by Brittany (Alexandria, Louisiana) on 05/08/2007
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I started using Apple Cider Vinegar on my QH barrel mare when she started bleeding after ever run. One of my trainers said they used it on race horses that would bleed on the track. My mare bled trough everything; XBL Powder, Lasix, and Kentucky Red. I started giving her 3oz in her feed a day...she hasn't bled since! I also started giving all my other horses 1oz in there feed a day after I seen the results with her!

Posted by Michelle (LaGrange, Ga) on 04/27/2007
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I came to this forum to find a remedy for ticks on my horse. My horse is in a wooded pasture and ticks are a real problem. I give him 1/4 cup in the evening feed and now if I forget, he will get very grumpy. He actually looks for the acv. The flies and ticks are not as bad as they were. I buy acv by the gallon just for him. I will progress as it gets very hot here in the summer.

Posted by Sarah (Derbyshire, U.K) on 04/26/2007
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hi I've been using acv mixed with cold strong black tea for a couple of years now on my mare as fly spray ,it works a treat no flies round my pony everyone on my yard is always asking to use it its so cheap and cherfull to make and has no chemicals in its brill xx.

Posted by Donna (Sparta, Illinois) on 04/26/2007
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I first started feeding my horses organic acv last summer. I have already started them on it for this summer. Not only does it repel flies it worked wonders on my older horse's arthritis. Make sure it's the organic acv.

Posted by Donna (Millsap, TX) on 04/23/2007
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I was looking for something to helkp cut back on fly attacks and ran across a page with information on acv. it was suppose to help with numerous things and i am sure it does. i wound up giving it to all three of our horses. after about two weeks i noticed that all three were losing weight. one more so than the others. how could i benefit from its good without it causing weight loss. i was feeding 1/4 cup 2x a day, they all seemed to love it and it really slowed the eating down. they really seemed to take their time eating instead of just gobbling it up. and their coats are beautiful. i can even see the dapples on my palomino this spring and my sorrels just shine. any advice would be great.

Posted by Constance (Auckland, New Zealand) on 04/03/2007
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About 12 weeks ago my horse stuck her leg through a fence and ended up with a nasty wound on her hock. The vet put staples in it and two weeks later when he took them out the wound started to open up again, athough i bathed it i couldnt seem to keep the infection at bay. I was advised by one of my friends to try bathing it on acv which i did. I would bath it daily and then put Manuka honey on afterwards. in two weeks the infection was gone completely and after for weeks there is now a very thin scar and all the hair has grown back, you would never know how bad the cut has been. I now feed it to all my horses and sprey in on their legs to help keep the flies at bay.

Posted by Linda (Winona, MN) on 03/26/2007
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I have a few miniature horses. In the spring when they started to shed, one of them had several areas on his skin that were itchy and and scaley. I took a pail and put Apple Cider Vinegar in it and sponged the areas that were effected. I'm not sure what he had but within a week it was cleared up. The day after doing this, the scaley area started to peel off and under it was clean healthy skin. Within a few days his hair started growing in and now you would never know he had a problem. Usually with horses, if they have an injury to the skin,if the hair grows back it is very noticable. Not in this case. He is beautiful. I use it now with all of them. Just a Tbsp in thier feed daily. It also helps to keep the flies away. I mix ACV,Listerine and water in a spray bottle and once sprayed on, the flies stay away. I love it and there are no bad side effects and it is better for the environment than most commercial fly sprays.

Posted by Tammy (Fort Smith, US) on 03/22/2007
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I don't have a remedy, I am looking for one. I've heard that Apple Cider vinegar and some type of soap and water is used to kill ticks and flies on horses. Do you know of any such remedy?

Posted by martha (buckley, wash) on 03/05/2007
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AVC for a colicking horse: My friend's horse was colicking so I had her give it some ACV but we didn't know how much to give. Later the vet agreed that ACV helps stimulate the digestion with it's enzymes and said that about 2 cups was the dosage. And that since ACV is natural and safe, you couldn't overdose on it.

Posted by Cathy (Delmar, DE) on 02/18/2007
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Just read your article on apple cider vinegar and horses. We have 5 standardbreds in training and I am so pleased to have found something natural to give them for all their little aches and pains and flies. Thank you so much.

Posted by Jane (Macarthur, Victoria) on 01/08/2007
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Apple Cider Vinegar with added garlic certainly helped my older horses coat and skin disorder (together with a little Yellow Sulphur) and also helped with joints. 'I have had a bottle of acv (with garlic added) in the tack room for a while but didn't think my horses needed it. I had an aged pony with a horrible skin problem and thought I would try it on her. Her skin was heaps better (and sooo shiny) after a few weeks. Just 30mls in her feed each evening was enough. I ran out a few weeks ago and forgot to get more each time I went to town. I rode her tonight and she was a bit funny in the joints and her skin didn't seem as shiny as it was. Now I know why, I haven't been feeding her the acv. Tomorrow I am going to find some. I believe it is great stuff. I will never run out again.

Posted by Melissa (Gonzales, TX) on 12/10/2006
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I have been using ACV on JR this past year and have seen a big difference in using this product then any of those commercial fly sprays. I give him around 1/2 cup per day with 2.5 lbs of grain. I also mix in corn oil around 1/2 cup and this has kept his coat looking shinny and flies to a minimum. Great Stuff!

Posted by Pat (Oakville, Ontario) on 11/16/2006
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I use 1/4 cup of acv in grain everyday. Was told by Pat Carter it would calm a nervous horse and it sure did. My horse loves acv and is so much calmer now, it's amazing.

Posted by Beverly (Oregon) on 04/24/2006
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I tried the acv, flaxmeal, and at first corn oil, but found canola was better. The combo cured my horse from scratching himself until his skin was oozing and crusty. Then his hair would fall out in patches. I have been using the 1/4 acv twice a day, 1/2 cup flaxmeal twice a day and 1/4 canola oil twice a day for about 2 months. Buddy eats better, He not scratching at all and his hips seem to be doing much better. His scratching has been a problem for year, the last two owner gave up on trying to cure him because they tried everything, and he still scratched. Hot wire was the only thing that kept him safe. Now I can let him out and not worry about him. also his whole well being seems great.