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apple cider vinegar/recipe for fly sprays

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The flies have been really bad this year, i've tried a slew of sprays, endure helps a little bit. One of my horses is being treated for sweet itch,We have started using mtg for that but someone told me to try apple cider vinegar for the flies, should i use it as a spray or put it in their feed or both?

[ 07-16-2006, 06:30 PM: Message edited by: june bug ]

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The flies have been really bad this year, i've tried a slew of sprays, endure helps a little bit. One of my horses is being treated for sweet itch,We have started using mtg for that but someone told me to try apple cider vinegar for the flies, should i use it as a spray or put it in their feed or both?

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When I used apple cider vinegar for my horses, I put a cap or 2 full of it in there water. I should probably go back to using it..lol [smiley Wavey]

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When I used apple cider vinegar for my horses, I put a cap or 2 full of it in there water. I should probably go back to using it..lol [smiley Wavey]

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We put it into their evening pellets. I use 1/4 cup per day. They love the stuff.

I've read where some people swear by the unprocessed stuff, but I've had good luck with the regular stuff you buy at the grocery store. The unprocessed cider is not easy to find where I am.

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We put it into their evening pellets. I use 1/4 cup per day. They love the stuff.

I've read where some people swear by the unprocessed stuff, but I've had good luck with the regular stuff you buy at the grocery store. The unprocessed cider is not easy to find where I am.

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Horsecrazy, I am guessing that it worked well for you. Other wise you would not be thinking about starting to use it again.

The flies are horrible here.. I have used wipe on the horses as much as I can, but one of ours is A Mustang unbroke. I have been trying to figure out something to use for her.

Is the apple cider vinger the stuff you buy at the grocery store?

Well, I hope you all didn't mind me asking.

Thank you [smiley Wavey]

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Horsecrazy, I am guessing that it worked well for you. Other wise you would not be thinking about starting to use it again.

The flies are horrible here.. I have used wipe on the horses as much as I can, but one of ours is A Mustang unbroke. I have been trying to figure out something to use for her.

Is the apple cider vinger the stuff you buy at the grocery store?

Well, I hope you all didn't mind me asking.

Thank you [smiley Wavey]

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Yes, it is just the plain apple cider vinegar. I usually just pour some into their feed 2 times a day. It really helped a lot!! [Wink]

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Yes, it is just the plain apple cider vinegar. I usually just pour some into their feed 2 times a day. It really helped a lot!! [Wink]

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Does it help the flies when you put it in there grain? or when you spray it on them? [surrender] I've tryed alot of fly spray but non really seem to work on the horse flies.. [surrender]

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Does it help the flies when you put it in there grain? or when you spray it on them? [surrender] I've tryed alot of fly spray but non really seem to work on the horse flies.. [surrender]

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horseloverz- you can put it in their grain and water. I also know there is a fly spray that you can make that has it in it. Although I dont remember the rest of the items put in it.

Country...Girl- yes, it worked good. Throughout the summer I poured more and more into the water since the flys did get worse. I used this along with other things for the flys. I used the vinegar in the water, garlic in the feed, and I never fly sprayed them when I rode at the barn. When we left the barn for shows and the like I always had to spray them.

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horseloverz- you can put it in their grain and water. I also know there is a fly spray that you can make that has it in it. Although I dont remember the rest of the items put in it.

Country...Girl- yes, it worked good. Throughout the summer I poured more and more into the water since the flys did get worse. I used this along with other things for the flys. I used the vinegar in the water, garlic in the feed, and I never fly sprayed them when I rode at the barn. When we left the barn for shows and the like I always had to spray them.

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I'm not sure if it works for flies but the vet has us give a cup a day in feed to help prevent stones.

We use the Fly Predators and while we still have the lil suckers we have a LOT less than most places around

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I'm not sure if it works for flies but the vet has us give a cup a day in feed to help prevent stones.

We use the Fly Predators and while we still have the lil suckers we have a LOT less than most places around

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I went and read up on Apple cidar vinger. It sounds like both ways works.. It was very interesting it seems Apple cidar vinger helps with a lot of differnt things. You ought to go do a search on it..

Thanks all [smiley Wavey]

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I went and read up on Apple cidar vinger. It sounds like both ways works.. It was very interesting it seems Apple cidar vinger helps with a lot of differnt things. You ought to go do a search on it..

Thanks all [smiley Wavey]

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I actually use it with my gelding because the flies are really attracted to him for some reason! It also helps with arthritus apparently. I normally put 1/4 cup in his evening feed. I think its great, and he likes it too!

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I actually use it with my gelding because the flies are really attracted to him for some reason! It also helps with arthritus apparently. I normally put 1/4 cup in his evening feed. I think its great, and he likes it too!

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[Cool] Yep, same here.

Our older gelding gets about 1/3 cup in his even ing feed for both the flys and to try and keep the stones away. Calif water has so much magnesium and other salts, the horses can get stones very easily. My Arab mare likes the viegar so much she has even tried to push the gelding out of his bucket.. Like that is going to work!! [Wink] She gets less processed feed than the gelding as she is "Hot" enough with out the carb overload..LOL But she does get the acv in the evening with her carrots and oats. I am going to try the cider in the water thing starting today as the flys, even with predators and traps are really biting beasts. [Mad]

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[Cool] Yep, same here.

Our older gelding gets about 1/3 cup in his even ing feed for both the flys and to try and keep the stones away. Calif water has so much magnesium and other salts, the horses can get stones very easily. My Arab mare likes the viegar so much she has even tried to push the gelding out of his bucket.. Like that is going to work!! [Wink] She gets less processed feed than the gelding as she is "Hot" enough with out the carb overload..LOL But she does get the acv in the evening with her carrots and oats. I am going to try the cider in the water thing starting today as the flys, even with predators and traps are really biting beasts. [Mad]

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If you water in a bath tub sized trough with auto-refill, how much vinegar would you put in it and how often? [Question]

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If you water in a bath tub sized trough with auto-refill, how much vinegar would you put in it and how often? [Question]

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I tried giving 1/4 cup last night chloe loved it, but sweetie my finiky eater refused to eat and ended up eating half her bucket of feed.I'd still like to give it to her, maybe she will get used to it.

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I tried giving 1/4 cup last night chloe loved it, but sweetie my finiky eater refused to eat and ended up eating half her bucket of feed.I'd still like to give it to her, maybe she will get used to it.

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I found this on google search for fly spray for apple cider vinegar

Fly Repellent

Waiter, there's a fly in my..on my horse! Flies - one of life's biggest nuisances, especially if you're a horse. There are many great commercial fly sprays, but here are some home-made alternatives. **Remember to check with your vet before putting anything on your equine friends.**

Fact: When using citronella in a recipe, be SURE to use only 100% PURE Citronella oil.

Fly Repellent 1:

Combine ingredients and use in spray bottle.

2 cups white vinegar

1 cup water

1 cup Avon Skin So Soft

1 Tablespoon eucalyptus oil

Fly Repellent 2:

Combine ingredients and use in spray bottle.

2 cups mineral oil

? cup lemon juice

2 tsp. Citronella oil

2 teaspoon eucalyptus oil

2 teaspoon lemon dish detergent

Fly Repellent 3:

Combine ingredients and use in spray bottle.

1 cup cider vinegar

1 cup water

1 oz citronella oil

2 oz Avon Skin So Soft

Fly Repellent 4:

Combine ingredients and use in spray bottle.

Mix one part citronella oil with seven parts water. If the flies are particularly bad, mix four parts water to one part citronella oil.

Fly Repellent 5:

Combine ingredients and use in spray bottle

2 Tablespoons dish soap

2 cups water

? cup white vinegar

Fly Repellent 6:

Combine ingredients and use in spray bottle

15 oz water

5 oz commercial fly spray

5 oz vinegar

2 oz dish soap

2 oz vegetable oil

Fly Repellent 7:

Combine ingredients and use in spray bottle

Add six ounces of Skin So Soft to spray bottle full of water.

Internal Fly Repellents:

Add ? cup of apple cider vinegar to your horses grain OR mix 1 ? cups white vinegar for every 75 gallons of water in your horses water tub. Start one of these procedures about a week before fly season begins and continue throughout the season. These are old time recipes that have been handed down through generations of horse folks!

OK, the horse is taken car of, now what about those flies bombing you every time you walk into the barn? Try out this nifty fly catcher - flies buzz in, but they don't buzz out!

Fly Catcher:

3 cups of water

? cup sugar

? cup white vinegar

Fill a quart jar with mixture and punch hole sin the lid. Leave jars where flies are annoying!

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I found this on google search for fly spray for apple cider vinegar

Fly Repellent

Waiter, there's a fly in my..on my horse! Flies - one of life's biggest nuisances, especially if you're a horse. There are many great commercial fly sprays, but here are some home-made alternatives. **Remember to check with your vet before putting anything on your equine friends.**

Fact: When using citronella in a recipe, be SURE to use only 100% PURE Citronella oil.

Fly Repellent 1:

Combine ingredients and use in spray bottle.

2 cups white vinegar

1 cup water

1 cup Avon Skin So Soft

1 Tablespoon eucalyptus oil

Fly Repellent 2:

Combine ingredients and use in spray bottle.

2 cups mineral oil

? cup lemon juice

2 tsp. Citronella oil

2 teaspoon eucalyptus oil

2 teaspoon lemon dish detergent

Fly Repellent 3:

Combine ingredients and use in spray bottle.

1 cup cider vinegar

1 cup water

1 oz citronella oil

2 oz Avon Skin So Soft

Fly Repellent 4:

Combine ingredients and use in spray bottle.

Mix one part citronella oil with seven parts water. If the flies are particularly bad, mix four parts water to one part citronella oil.

Fly Repellent 5:

Combine ingredients and use in spray bottle

2 Tablespoons dish soap

2 cups water

? cup white vinegar

Fly Repellent 6:

Combine ingredients and use in spray bottle

15 oz water

5 oz commercial fly spray

5 oz vinegar

2 oz dish soap

2 oz vegetable oil

Fly Repellent 7:

Combine ingredients and use in spray bottle

Add six ounces of Skin So Soft to spray bottle full of water.

Internal Fly Repellents:

Add ? cup of apple cider vinegar to your horses grain OR mix 1 ? cups white vinegar for every 75 gallons of water in your horses water tub. Start one of these procedures about a week before fly season begins and continue throughout the season. These are old time recipes that have been handed down through generations of horse folks!

OK, the horse is taken car of, now what about those flies bombing you every time you walk into the barn? Try out this nifty fly catcher - flies buzz in, but they don't buzz out!

Fly Catcher:

3 cups of water

? cup sugar

? cup white vinegar

Fill a quart jar with mixture and punch hole sin the lid. Leave jars where flies are annoying!

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