EQUISUPREME APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple Cider Vinegar contains a variety of minerals, such as potassium, phosphorous, calcium, sodium, zinc, cobalt and nickel, iron, copper, and manganese. Claimed to reduce the risk of tying up, reduce joint disease in developing horses, reduce calcification of joints and arthritis, and repel flies and other insects such as bot flies. Some people claim it enhances dappling of the coat, and others, that it improves the general health of the horse.
These claims are all anecdotal and have not been scientifically proven, however most horses love the flavour and, added to feed, Cider Vinegar can certainly tempt a fussy eater. It is beneficial when used to dampen feed, as this allows the horse to chew and salivate more, leading to increased pH buffering in the stomach, therefore alleviating Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome.
Some people add Cider Vinegar to their horses' water, and this can be beneficial if you show in an area where the water may be less "tasty". The horse gets used to the cider vinegar, and a small amount added can disguise the water in other areas.
- Add 25 to 50ml per feed.
- Dilute 50:50 with water before adding to the concentrate feed.