When it comes to activities at the farm, I’ll be honest – I’m a researcher. And one of the many things I’ve been researching with the sheep is the use of apple cider vinegar (ACV). The new babies are adjusting to different grass, different water, different corn – and their little bellies are trying really hard to get used to their new environment. Rather than drench them with a 50/50 solution of ACV and water (which we did to the mamas a few times), I decided to try something different with the babies. I soaked some crushed corn in ACV overnight, and mixed it with their regular shelled corn ration. I’ll do this again in a few days, and then continue to monitor their body conditions and activity very closely.
Treating the animals with natural remedies before turning to chemical treatments is something that makes good environmental sense. And the old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is very true for us at the farm. Hopefully, this little immune boost will do wonders for them!
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