Horses experience health issues that can make their owners wonder what the best approach for their animal’s health is. One of the most popular home, non-prescription treatments people turn to is CBD therapy, which is said to offer several benefits. Here’s what you need to know about CBD for horses.
Full Spectrum CBD vs. Broad Spectrum CBD
- Full Spectrum CBD has a composition of phytocannabinoids and terpenes found in the Hemp plant, including traces of THC — the chemical that is responsible for intoxicating effects (although the levels of THC found in the Hemp plant are not enough to produce any kind of high).
- Broad Spectrum CBD contains all the same ingredients as Full Spectrum CBD, with the one exception being that it does not contain THC, so it will not result in a chemical high.
Is CBD Safe for Horses?
CBD is safe for horses, so long as it’s administered in safe dosages.
The exact amount will vary depending on the individual horse and their unique situation, but most experts believe that 25 mg is best for improving overall health, while 50-100 mg is the preferred amount for treating high levels of anxiety and severe chronic pain. The key is to start with a low dosage and work your way up until you find the dosage that best suits your equine.
Which Horse Health Conditions Should CBD Be Used for?
CBD is said to have several benefits for horses. For example, it can be used to treat inflammation and manage pain, as well as arthritis and skin/coat conditions. Plus, studies show that CBD for horses is excellent for treating Laminitis — a painful condition that causes discomfort in the tissue present in a horse’s hoof.
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In addition, CBD is believed to be effective in managing gastric ulcers and promoting the overall health of the digestive system. Also, it is an invaluable natural remedy for both a lack of appetite and indigestion as it’s rich in gluten-free proteins and amino acids that prevent digestive tract irritations.
Here’s a look at all of the benefits of CBD for horses:
- Skin/Coat Conditions
- Auto-Immune and IR Issues
- Nutrition Absorption
- Injury/Surgery Recovery
- Conditioning/Post-Workout Recovery
- Navicular Syndrome