cbd for horses

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  • Melania483 Original Poster
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    I don’t know if this is the right section to ask this but I’ll take my chances anyway. Have you ever tried cannabis as an alternative medicine for your sick horses? I’ve heard that CBD Hemp is now a thing for pets or animals with arthritis, compromised immune systems, stress responses, aggression and digestive issues. Well they said it was pretty safe because of the low THC, CBD hemp won’t make your pupper high. I was reading some info here about CBD here on http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/what-is-marijuana-kief/, I would very much appreciate any ideas and advice regarding on this issue on dogs using cannabis as an alternative herbal medicine. Thanks in advance to those who’ll answer.

    Wygirl
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    Hi,

    I just started using CBD pellets on my horse about a week ago. I became a believer in CBD oil when I started using it in January on my own body. It has made a huge difference in my life, as far as reducing inflammation and pain because of old injuries. I have been able to totally get off of anti-inflammatories because of CBD oils.

    A couple of weeks ago my horse received a minor injury on his front leg and had some swelling and lameness associated with it. I put him on a course of bute for a couple of days, and the swelling decreased and so did his lameness, but what I noticed mostly was that as long as he was on the bute he warmed up much faster, got relaxed in his back and was ready to go to work with much less warm-up time. This got me to thinking that he might have some inflammation in his body (like me) that needs attention, but I did not want to have him on bute or any other anti-inflammatory for a long period of time. In addition, he is a bit of a spooky guy and can be unpredictable at times. CBD is known to have a calming effect and can also help with focus, so I ordered the pellets. Although you can give horses the CBD oil that people take, it is a little trickier to give, and my horse likes the pellets, so we are sticking with that.

    I do feel like my horse has been less anxious these last few rides. When he does get worked up it doesn’t seem to take much to calm him back down, whereas normally it might take the whole ride. As far as warm-up time, I think that too is a bit improved, but it might also be because he is just more relaxed. I know that for myself it took a few weeks for the CBD to build up to the right levels in my system, so I am expecting the same for him. It will be interesting to see how he does in the next few weeks.

    Rocknrider
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    Hi, Thanks for making this post! I’ve been wondering similar things my mare has an over active inflammatory response and is also quite anxious. I’ve taken CBD to help with my own physical pain as well as to help sooth general anxiety added to by being a full time college student with two horses. I have had incredible results on myself so I have thought about trying it on my mare. I haven’t taken the time to see if it is competition legal yet but I have a feeling it’s not. It does not get you high at all. You just get a calming effect and pain relief. For me it works pretty instantaneously so I just take it when I need it. Another good resource to look at would be black beauty herbs. They sell CBD and have some good information. They also sell hemp protein for horses which my friend has seen some awesome results in both their senior thoroughbred and five year old eventing horse. The hemp protein seems like it gives the anti inflammatory effects without the calming effect. Those two also shed out beautifully and are super glossy this spring. I don’t know how helpful this is but I appreciate you starting the conversation because I really believe in these products and hope to see them used more in the future.

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