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Objective: To measure effects of apple cider vinegar (ACV) on rate of gain and health of feeder pigs

June 28, 2016 

RESEARCH PROTOCOL

Objective: To measure effects of apple cider vinegar (ACV) on rate of gain and parasite load in goats.

 

RESEARCH PROTOCOL

In a Nutshell
• Apple cider vinegar has been long
advocated for its health benefits and
is gaining recognition as a health
supplement for livestock.
• Apple cider vinegar is held to being a
health tonic that promotes beneficial
gut bacteria, improves digestion of
feedstuffs, enhances performance, and
helps decrease parasite load.
• Tom Frantzen supplemented three
groups of pigs with apple cider vinegar
and measured feed intake, average
daily gain, feed efficiency and return
over feed costs compared to pigs not
supplemented.
Key findings:
• Pigs supplemented with apple cider
vinegar were observed to have a
sleeker coat, improved vitality and
looked healthier than those not
receiving apple cider vinegar.
• Pigs supplemented with apple cider
vinegar tended towards increased
feed intake and average daily gains,
higher carcass yields, better feed efficiency,
and higher profits.

December 8, 2015 

RESEARCH REPORT