Cider or white vine­gar

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Ac­tion:

acid­i­fies sour crop; can kill ph-sen­si­tive bac­te­ria (bad and good); as­trin­gent for clear­ing mu­cous in throat The in­gre­di­ent that makes vine­gar use­ful is acetic acid. It low­ers the ph or acid­ity level, killing some types of bac­te­ria (good and bad). It can be used as an as­trin­gent to help clear mu­cous in the throat of a bird with a res­pi­ra­tory dis­ease. It can acid­ify crop con­tents in a case of sour crop. It may help in cases of en­teri­tis, but never use it for more than 2-3 days. It can help to in­hibit the growth of mi­cro-or­gan­isms in the gut and im­prove feed util­i­sa­tion. Dose:

2ml of 10% (‘clean­ing’) vine­gar to 2 litres of wa­ter. Of­fer for 2-3 days in a row per month (rou­tine), and for 2-3 days when a bird has en­teri­tis. Warn­ing:

never of­fer birds undi­luted vine­gar as it can burn their throats and di­ges­tive sys­tem. The in­gre­di­ent that makes vine­gar use­ful is acetic acid.

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