Apple Cider Vinegar is recommended as a great starter to the day taken with a little honey if the taste is too sharp for you. It is also known to prolong the feeling of satiety after eating, it has well-documented anti-glycemic effects, amongst other uses. However it is not just for humans. Here some reliable ways that you can use Apple Cider Vinegar with animals:
Apple Cider Vinegar as your Flea & Tick Repellant
Make a 1:1 solution of water and organic apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle, and spray the dog once a week. If your dog doesn’t like being sprayed, use a soaked washcloth instead.
You can also add a teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar to the dog’s water twice a week for similar results. Be sure to only use organic Apple Cider Vinegar, as the more processed kind is not good for dogs and definitely not effective.
You can also use Apple Cider Vinegar to improve the digestive process and stimulate the animal’s appetite by lowering the pH in the gut. It also targets the infection by purifying the blood and allowing the animal’s natural defense system to fight back.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Cattle
Research is currently on-stream to observe the possibility of improvement in fat colouring and marbling texture of the meat. Apple Cider Vinegar has been shown to de-stress animals in transit or yarding. This is particularly useful with the handling of bulls!
Apple Cider Vinegar for Dairy Cows
Effective in preventing many dairy cow ailments, they find that regular dosing assists in lowering somatic cell counts and reducing mastitis. Also for calving – the results are continuously remarkable with such a simple additive. 20ml per cow per day about 5-6 weeks before calving works well in releasing the pelvic bones and also getting a balance in the cow’s metabolism. Just be aware that each cow may not get its full quota unless each drinks about the same and that the dilution in the trough does not change by any makeup water.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Pigs
Breeders have observed improved piglet survival and weight gains, They also report that dosing with Apple Cider Vinegar as an alternative to antibiotic treatments for mastitis and diarrhea, has yielded outstanding results
Apple Cider Vinegar for Poultry
Trials show that when broiler chickens were treated with Apple Cider Vinegar, average bird size improved. There were significant benefits in overall fat distribution as well as lower incidence of bacterial infection.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Sheep
Dosing with 20mls of Apple Cider Vinegar at 7 & 5 days before and on the day of slaughter, reduces the mutton smell during cooking.
*Seaweed is also effective too
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