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Prevention of COCCIDIOSIS and other poultry diseases in chicks~ ACV.

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The use of ACV~apple cider vinegar, is an oft repeated subject on this forum and the discussion is usually the same each time...no one knows how it works but some really vouch for its good effects on their flocks.  I'll be the first to state that I wouldn't raise chickens without it's use anymore.  I'm thoroughly convinced of its merits.

 

Here is a link about making vinegar and it has many interesting facts but the most significant for the subject on this post is on page 34 where it lists the many beneficial bacteria located in natural(not heat processed) vinegar~too many to list here! 

 

http://silvalab.fsnhp.msstate.edu//vinegar_lactic.pdf

 

***If you look closely you will find on that list at least one bacteria, in particular, that might interest those who are fearful of cocci in new chicks and want to take steps to prevent it.**** 

 

Pediococcus acidilactici

 

 

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Pediococcus acidilactici can function as immune modulators. Animals fed with P. acidilactici have shown enhanced immune responses against infectious coccidioidal diseases.
 
Pediococcus acidilactici is also known to prevent colonization of the small intestine by pathogens like Shigella, Salmonella, Clostridium difficile and Escherichia coli among small animals.
 
Pediococcus acidilactici has not been stated in any literature to have toxic effects. Another potential benefit of using them as Probiotics is their use as alternative medicines against infectious parasitic pathogens like Eimeria* in broiler-chicken [6].
 

 

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*Eimeria,  genus of parasitic protozoans of the spore-producing phylum Apicomplexa (previously Sporozoa). Eimeria, which causes coccidiosis in livestock and wild animals, infects mainly the cells of the digestive tract, although it also attacks cells of the liver and the bile duct. Symptoms of infection are diarrhea, weight loss, and general weakness. Eimeria is characterized by spore cases that contain four spores, each with two infective sporozoites. Among the common pathogenic species are E. necatrix and E. tenella (in poultry); E. stiedae (in rabbits); and E. bovis, E. ellipsoidalis, and E. zuernii (in cattle).

 

 

There is a wealth of information on the net about the beneficial bacterias present in the cultures that produce vinegar and many of the common bacteria that can sicken and kill humans and animals can be prevented from proliferating if vinegar is used.  Botulism is one of these organisms, which is why vinegar has been used for many years in home preservation of foods. 

 

Vinegar also has many vitamins and minerals that can provide valuable electrolytes and supplemental nutrition to growing birds, particularly those prone to dehydration like young chicks and the fast growing broiler breeds.

 

 

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Vitamins: A, C, E, P and the B1, 2 and 6 complexes.
 
Minerals: as iron, manganese, calcium, copper, silicon, chlorine, sulphur, sodium, phosphorus and fluorine 
 
 amino acids and enzymes
 

 

 

Anyone else have good info about ACV that they would like to add? 

 


Edited by Beekissed - 2/26/12 at 7:53pm
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Well...I'm just finding this post after getting to your link on the OT thread.  Thanks for posting this.  Very good info.

 

Sue

AKA Leah's Mom

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I'm glad you like it!  You are the first!  smile.png 
 

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Thanks so much! I just asked the question about natural / organic means to prevent cocci in young chicks and I was given a link to your post. Very helpful thank you!  I use Bragg'd organic apple cider vinegar in their waterer each time I fill it.  I'm also going to use garlic cloves and comfrey tea.

 

Thanks again!

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I'm so glad people are starting out with preventions that are long term and multipurpose instead of just reaching for the medicated feeds.  The vinegar has so many good effects on the animal's health that it seems silly to not utilize it as a broad-spectrum approach to flock health, doesn't it?  It's cheap..you can make more from your original purchase and it is good for humans and animals alike.
 

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There you go, bee....I just put out a link to you post and see what happens?   highfive.gif

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There you go, bee....I just put out a link to you post and see what happens?   highfive.gif

 

yesss.gif  Thanks!!!  big_smile.png  I wouldn't have posted it if I hadn't thought it could help someone and the more that utilize it, the more who can have a successful experience with their chickens. 

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Hi, what is the ratio of ACV to water? Is it 1 tbsp of ACV to 1 gallon water? Thank you.

Elizabeth

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post #9 of 176

Thank you for this post.

 

We have found more benefits to ACV each month, and really like having the science to support what we see in our flocks.

 

We started our chicks on ACV with mother last year, but were often lax on adding it to the water. Not anymore. We saw the difference in our birds when we were not using ACV regularly.

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1 handy lovable hubby, 2 talented, loving sons, 2 precious daughters-in-love, 5 brilliant, beautiful, amazing grandchildren.

28 chickens, 3 turkeys and 5 guineas.


Blessed beyond measure, showered with blessings, standing on the promises.

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You are my absolute favorite person today!!!!  I have been wanting to make vinegar for quite a while and have not been able to find directions that were good enough to make me feel confident in trying.  This is fabulous!!!  Thanks so much for posting!

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