CBD and Horses

Just like us, horses have an endocannabinoid system, Horses experience medical issues here CBD comes into play just as it does with People.

 

With over three decades worth of studies suggest that CBD is an incredibly effective way to boost overall wellness in Horses Dogs and Cats, CBD hemp oil has almost zero side effects,

How CBD works for Horses

Easing Anxiety

We would not normally think of anxiety as helpful, especially when trying to train a horse and get them to focus on the task in hand. However, anxiety is actually a critical adaptive response to cope with threats to safety, welfare, and overall mental well-being.

CBD has powerful anti-anxiety properties Among other things, it affects serotonin levels targeting the 5-HT1A agonist, a subtype of the serotonin receptor

Studies in mice found that repeated administration of CBD could help regenerate neurons in the hippocampus, which plays a huge role in cognition and regulation of anxiety and depression.

Joint Stiffness

Horses often experience joint stiffness. CBD may be able to help in supporting healthy bones and joints and relieve joint stiffness associated with everyday activity.Lessening Swelling and Pain

Horses can get swelling from a variety of causes, fluid buildup being the most common. Lower in the body the legs especially can be aggravated by fluid buildup from blood vessels. Depending on the severity this can be uncomfortable and painful

Racehorses, Showjumping, and Eventhorses can be at high risk because due to their very high level of activity which increases stress on joints and tissue.

Reducing the Effects of Arthritis

Similarly, CBD has been shown to help lessen the effects of arthritis.

Racehorses can be susceptible to arthritis than many of their counterparts, due to wearing down of the joints over many years of increased activity.

Help Treating Symptoms of Laminitis

Laminitis is a huge problem for horses’ health and well-being. Studies have shown, with chronic pain CBD helps to relax muscles and the stiffness

Healthy Heart

Many studies suggest CBD supports blood vessels and an irregular heart rate. CBD may also help decrease an elevated heart rate by promoting relaxation. and play a role in promoting a healthy heart. 

Skin Conditions and Allergies

Many times, seasonal allergy symptoms appear in the form of skin conditions which can create even bigger issues for a horse owner. The good news is that CBD supports healthy skin and coat.

Supporting Immune Function 

CBD hemp oil contains omega-3 fatty acids. Studies show that these fatty acids help to absorb vitamins and therefore support overall immune function. By implementing CBD oil into your horse’s diet, you can boost overall wellness and health.

CBD for Digestive Health

Additionally, CBD oil may promote healthy digestion, improvement in bloating and indigestion after using CBD.

Interestingly enough, in humans, CBD may also play a role in easing nausea and boosting the appetite.

Horses: Dosage 

CBD can be a great help by reducing the tension in joints and helping ease blood flow throughout the body, lowering the risk of swelling.

The dose of CBD oil varies greatly but is typically based on weight. Obviously, a horse will require a significantly higher dose of CBD than your foal. Unfortunately, though these are logical assumptions, as yet there has not been enough research to validate standardized dosing protocols based on specific conditions and extenuating variables such as weight, age, breed, etc. 

Currently suggested dosages for a 400kg horse would be 40mg of CBD twice daily for a full 7 days, monitor for the next 3 days increasing this by 20mg, if you still have not obtained the desired results then continue to raise the dosage by 20mg every 3 days until you find the minimum effective dose that relieves symptoms. Several steps may be required, for example, if a horse’s minimum effective dose turned out to be  160mg it would take 19 days to get to the most most effective daily dosage. 

We are unable to sell products specifically for pets (UK Law)

The Cbd used for Humans Is the same Cbd used for Pets, the dosage amount changes from a cat to a horse, which is based on the size in the same way it is in Humans

In racehorse, CBD is classed as a stimulant because of its relaxing attributes and is currently for racing horses

With regard to human use, any athlete who is subject to testing under the World Anti-Doping Code can refer to the regulations for human use of cannabinoids on the World Anti-Doping Association’s website at wada-ama.org/en/questions-answers/cannabinoid).

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