Erin Contino, MS, DVM, Dipl. ACVSMR, and Katherine Ellis, DVM, MS, both of Colorado State University’s (CSU) Orthopaedic Research Center, in Fort Collins, co-authored that case report involving a single horse. They used CBD to help the owner treat cutaneous (skin) hypersensitivity and mechanical allodynia (a painful sensation caused by an apparently innocuous stimuli, like light touch) in the 4-year-old Quarter Horse mare.
What we know about CBD’s efficacy and potential use in horses
Read the American Veterinary Medical Association’s stance on CBD at avma.org/cannabis-use-and-pets, and learn more from the FDA at tinyurl.com/y3l8ygjy.
Mechanism of Action
Perhaps the most important fact I can relay about CBD, or cannabidiol, to horse owners is that only one report on its effects in horses has been published. Ever.
CBD has collected an immense amount of popularity within a few short years and has changed how we care for both our health and the health of our pets. Unfortunately, this popularity has led to quite a few poor quality “CBD” products out there. We put CBD in quotes because often these products contain little to no CBD. As well, they can contain dangerous levels of THC, pesticides, and other harmful chemicals. We want you to choose our CBD oil for horses, but above all else, we want to ensure the safety of your horse.
Unfortunately, the ECS can’t always produce enough endocannabinoids to keep up with whatever is causing the body stress. When this happens, your horse may become hypersensitive to pain, inflammation, allergies, nervousness, and on.
Right now, you’re probably thinking, “how can CBD help my horse with so many things, this sounds like snake oil!” What’s beautiful about CBD is when you understand a little science behind it, everything makes sense.
In the rare cases when side effects are seen, they are fairly mild e.g. nausea and tiredness with high dosages (completely harmless). There is only one major side effect to pay attention to, and that is CBD’s ability to interfere with certain drugs metabolized in the liver. If your horse is on such a drug, we advise you talk to your veterinarian about CBD before using. This interaction is not uncommon as foods such as grapefruit and kale do the same.
1 drop contains 1.56mg of CBD
1 drop contains 3.13mg of CBD
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Is There A Difference In Hemp Oil And CBD Oil?
3000mg of CBD per 30ml bottle
Hemp plants that contain 0.3% THC or less are legally labeled “industrial hemp” and CBD products from these plants are smooth sailing for all animals.