With Possible Ulcers in our Thoroughbred

by Cathy Bluthardt
(Burlingame, Kansas, USA)

French translation

I am using ACV to see if I can get it to help keep weight on our Thoroughbred jumper and to help with a possible ulcer issue.

He is a nervous animal by nature and his weight has always been an issue even though he has free access to qood quality hay and grain and is on a rotational deworming schedule.

I have always wondered about the possibility of ulcers, but had been hesitant to have him scooped because of the cost factor. Then, when I began taking unprocessed ACV for my own stomach problems and joint aches and stiffness, I wondered if it could help him.

I started about 4 weeks ago and I am pleased to say that we are beginning to see some positive results. Plus the fact that he likes the ACV and now eats every morsel of food and doesn't seem to be easily distracted away from his food.

From what I have learned from the health food store owner, the unprocessed ACV stays alkaline once it hits the stomach and neutralizes the acids.

I know it will not hurt him, will help with flies and we are seeing him with a little more spring in his step.

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Feb 08, 2016
ACV is actually alkaline!
by: Katie Knott

I knew the statement that ACV is acidic was wrong, so after a quick bit of research I have found this statement (on lots of sites, I might add) to debunk your statement. The following will shed light on how ACV is acidic before consumption but alkaline once in the stomach:

"Not all acidic foods, however, increase acidity inside your body. Lemon juice and apple cider vinegar, for example, are extremely acidic with a pH of 3.5 because of their citric acid content. But during digestion the citric acid breaks apart, and the potassium and magnesium form alkaline ions called potassium or magnesium citrate that actually increases alkalinity." - See more at: http://www.alive.com/health/alkalinity/#sthash.GmM2irZI.dpuf

I'd also like to add that it is comments like yours (which is ironic because you said the same about the author of the original comment) that confuse people and scare people away from trying healthy, natural remedies. A little bit of time to research your doubts would have shown you the truth of the matter without scaremongering anyone.

Oct 07, 2011
Guaranteed help with ulcers
by: Anonymous

While I have to agree with the previous poster that ACV would probably increase the chances of Ulcers, I use a product called "Seabuck" that is proven to reduce, and prevent ulcers. Look it up, it really is amazing stuff!

Mar 19, 2010
Makes me wonder
by: Peter Waller. DVM.

"From what I have learned from the health food store owner, the unprocessed ACV stays alkaline once it hits the stomach and neutralizes the acids". - Written by the person who was extolling the virtues of ACV in a thoroughbred with supposed ulcers.
In this same site there is clearly written 'the ingestion of vinegar increases the intestinal acidity in horses'..... seems to be confusion of some sort here doesn't it?
If only people could or would get it right before absently blabbing on it may be of some help to the horse.
With a total contradiction such as this - it is of absolutely no benefit to the horse and only leads those who actually do know something to dismiss future claims.

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