Recently, there has been a lot of commotion about CBD oil. It has even begun spreading into the horse industry. This powerful tincture is made from the compound cannabidiol and extracted from hemp plants. Health benefits can be seen in people and animals, including horses!
What is CBD oil?
A solvent, such as olive oil, is placed on the surface of a hemp plant. As it makes its way through the plant, it absorbs CBD. The solvent is then extracted and you’re left with a high concentration of CBD. It’s safe and completely natural.
What are some of the benefits?
This oil can be used to treat inflammation, stress, digestion, pain, and your horse’s emotions. Horse owners can assist with the pain of arthritis, as CBD oil fights chronic inflammation and swelling. Furthermore, horses can experienced relief from gastric ulcers, laminitis, and colic.
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits, CBD oil can aid in emotional distress. It has been known to help those with anxiety and depression.
How is it used?
The dosage will be determined based on your horse’s weight. You’ll want to consult a holistic veterinarian.
Generally, the oil can be administered under the horse’s tongue to be absorbed by the mucous membranes. In addition, it can be applied topically in a targeted spot or infused into a treat.
Where to find it?
This product can be purchased online through various retailers. It’s best to find one specifically designed for horses, in order to get a larger quantity of the oil.