As the humans in our house increasingly move toward using natural and homeopathic remedies, we’ve been doing the same with our animals as well. Two things keep coming up in my research as kind of cure-alls and/or preventive measures for just about everything from respiratory problems to parasites to rumen issues: apple cider vinegar (ACV) and grapefruit seed extract (GSE).
Everything I’ve read says to just add drops to the goat’s (or chicken’s or dog’s) water; some give ratios though most don’t. Both can also be applied topically (diluted with water) if you’re aiming to get rid of lice and such.
So I’m wondering whether fellow goat people have used either or both of these, and if so, if you have measurements to share. Also, have you found them to be effective as either treatment or preventative or both? In goats, humans, chickens, dogs, other animals?
And have you ever had trouble getting your animals to actually drink the water once it has the ACV or GSE added?
Any and all opinions and experiences with ACV and GSE welcome!
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