There are many recorded benefits when using Apple Cider Vinegar for farm and domestic animals, including chickens and other poultry. The Apple Cider causes an alkaline effect in the animal which may help fight or reduce the likelihood of new or existing conditions.
Many farmers world-wide have reported on the health benefits they have experienced by using cider vinegar on their stock.
There are even accounts of Hippocrates using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) on his sheep way back in 400BC!
Farmers have found that giving their stock a small daily dose of ACV is very likely to prevent the onset of worms because of the overall health improvement of their stock. Because ACV contains many wonderful trace elements it helps to lower the PH levels in the gut which in turn assists with digestion. Healthy gut – healthy animals!
In the US trials have been done on sheep to prove that drenching the sheep monthly not only improves the overall health of the sheep but also their wool production. The study also showed that drenching the ewes 3 weeks before the ram went out and 6 weeks before lambing reduced the mortality of lambs at birth.
Soothes Itchy Skin
The causes of itchy skin in dogs can sometimes be hard to pin down. Luckily, ACV’s antibacterial properties can help get rid of skin infections (if there is an infection) and can also help soothe inflammation and balance pH levels to reduce itching
To soothe itchy skin, make a rinse of 1 tablespoon ACV per 1 litre of water for your dog after you bathe them.
Fight Ear Infections
Apple cider vinegar contains several acids with powerful antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, making it excellent for clearing up ear infections
To use, make a 5 ml solution of a 50:50 ration of water to ACV. Apply the solution to your dog’s ears and wipe the inside of their ear with a cotton ball. Do this daily for a week.
Repel Fleas and Ticks
The acidic nature of ACV can also make your dog’s coat and skin an unwelcoming place for pests like fleas and ticks.
For a simple repellent, bathe your dog as normal and rinse with a combination of 1 tablespoon ACV per 1 litre of water.
There are many recorded benefits of the use of Apple Cider Vinegar for most of your farm animals including farm dogs, chickens and other poultry. The apple cider causes an alkaline effect in the animal which may help fight or reduce the likelihood of new or existing conditions.
Goulter’s Organic Cider Vinegar can be used in poultry and is said to increase their egg production. Many a chicken farmer will attest to this hence using a small dose in the water troughs.
Here are some ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar in Horse care:
Judy Sinner is a lifetime horsewoman, as an owner, breeder, trainer and exhibitor. She has bred and raised Arabians and National Show Horses since the 1970s, and has produced two National Champions as well as many Regional and Class A winning horses. Affiliated with Dynamite Specialty Products for 25 years, she also served as Communications Director for the company for 17 years, and teaches holistic nutrition for all species in seminars and newsletters.
Using herbal alternatives to chemical wormers to control worms in your horses
Drug resistance is also a growing concern for many horse owners, and rightly so, as parasite resistance has been observed with Ivermectin, Moxidectin, Benzimidazoles, Tetrapyrimidines, and Piperazine. Furthermore, the dung of horses treated with such wormers is not suitable for use as a fertiliser on organic farms as it contains chemical residues that would kill earthworms. For all these reasons, a growing number of horse owners are now looking for more natural ways of keeping their horses worm free. And the good news is, it is possible. Using Cider Vinegar as a carrier adds minerals to the diet, aids digestion and brings the horse’s body to an Alkaline state, which is good to prevent Arthritis and other conditions.
Hi, I just had to write to tell you my experience with your ACV. 13 months ago we moved from Nelson to just outside Murchison together with our three horses and 2 donkeys. We knew the area was a ‘hot spot’ for sand flies but had no idea how bad they would affect our horses/donkeys. They drove them MAD. One our ‘girls’ was bitten between her eyes on the front of her face which became infected. I applied cream recommended by the vet and the bite healed. Determined she should not have to suffer this again, I purchased a fly spray for horses from one of the farm supply companies.
Unfortunately she reacted to the spray and lost the fur from her face, which of course was another blow. We were devastated but I was determined to find an answer to this problem. On searching the net I came across the attached article, purchased 2x bottles of your ACV and proceeded to add it to their feeds. You have no idea how delighted and re- leaved we have been with the results. The sand flies are still around but not biting our horses.
The sand flies leave us alone too, not to mention all the other benefits to our health. After reading the label on the bottle and finding your web site, we shall be calling into your shop in future. Many thanks for such a wonderful product. Sandra G, Murchison
“We were so pleased to find we were able to buy the Apple Cider Vinegar direct from you. We have been doing the expensive thing and getting some from an Organic Shop down here in Dunedin. We have been so pleased with the results it was time to look for a more economic source. We are actually giving it to our goats, both Boer + Nubians and have found the goats have had the lowest worm counts ever. They are going up to 6 months without needing to be wormed, which is unbelievable. They are in different paddocks so the only commonality is the Apple Cider Vinegar. They are also looking so well – we are converts!” Sheryl Collins