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Re: [RC] Apple cider - Susan E. Garlinghouse, DVM

Depends on the alkaline buffers the vinegar has to overcome.  If you get
down to the chemical equations, you have to feed a LOT of vinegar to affect
the hindgut pH in the slightest.  Which makes sense, given that the normal
pH of the stomach is 10,000 times more acidic than any vinegar, and yet the
pancreas has no trouble whatsoever neutralizing it back to 7.  Wouldn't put
much (or any) stock in apple cider vinegar for anything other than masking
the flavor of "strange" water.

Susan Garlinghouse, DVM (in enterolith country)
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Subject: Re: [RC] Apple cider


I asked one of the vets at Loomis Basin last summer if apple cider
vinegar worked on entroliths and she said they've done studies on it,
soaking  a stone in apple cider vinegar for long periods of time and it
didn't do anything to it.  Carol

I never practiced in enterolith country, so am not personally well-versed
in "enterolithology" but I was under the impression that one can't
dissolve stones already present by using apple cider vinegar, but rather
that it causes the chemistry of the GI tract to be such that the stones
don't form in the first place.  In other words, it is at least somewhat
preventative, but not curative.

Heidi


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[RC] Apple cider, Carol
Re: [RC] Apple cider, heidi