Finally, the Federal Government (and now the states have followed suit) has revised antiquated laws regarding CBD.
And now, your horses can benefit from CBD.
But why would you want to give your horse CBD anyway? Is it really such a big deal?
Well, learn the following benefits of CBD and decide for yourself:
1. Improves Joint Health
This is one of CBD’s big benefits for humans, animals, and horses too. Your horse’s joints become stiff or swollen, and in extreme cases, your horse can go lame.
Since you want your horse to be happy and able to frolic about as it pleases, CBD just makes good sense.
How does CBD reduce your horse’s joint pain?
Both human and horse bodies, since we are vertebrates, have specialized receptors which CBD connects itself to.
And when this happens, you have joint pain relief.
A 2014 review of research on CBD’s ability to treat osteoarthritis in animals details how CBD helps.
2. Treats Laminitis
Laminitis makes your poor horse’s hooves painful to walk, trot, and run on. Nothing’s harder than watching your horse struggle through daily activity.
CBD has been shown to help reduce not just joint pain, but pain and inflammation of any kind.
It interacts with endocannabinoid systems within your horse’s body to give it the relief it needs.
3. Help Your Horse Cope with Gastric Ulcers
Data suggests nearly every horse will have some level of gastric ulcer disease in their lifetime.
Because of CBD’s ability to reduce pain and boost appetite, there’s a chance it can help your horse cope with gastric ulcer disease too.
4. Keep Your Horse’s Immune System Strong
CBD contains omega-3 fatty acids – some of the same ones found in fish oil. These fatty acids absorb vitamins, which in turn strengthens your horse’s immune system.
Your horse will be that much happier and healthier as a result.
Yes. In fact, CBD carries nearly no risk of side effects whatsoever, as long as you give your horse the right dosage.
Compare that to many medications which have serious, and even life-threatening side effects, even when used as prescribed.
If you overdose your horse, they may have difficulty standing or eating or may get diarrhea.
You should seek professional help immediately. However, as long as you get a professional recommendation on the correct dosage, your horse shouldn’t have any problems at all.
CBD can be given to horses in their feed or sublingually.
And it can have a great positive impact on your horse’s health!