Sunday, June 21, 2020

Hemp for horses? Studies show it might work - Full Article

Researchers at Tarleton are studying the use of CBD to calm horses and other livestock.

By Kimberly Guay

11:30 PM on Jun 20, 2020

Can CBD minimize pain and manage obsessive compulsive behaviors in horses? Researchers at Tarleton State University hope to have an answer soon. Observers around the world need to know.

While federal officials have yet to finalize rules allowing the nonintoxicating cannabinoid in animal feed — or even in food products for human consumption — CBD supplements are a hot commodity among horse lovers seeking to ease pain, reduce muscle and joint inflammation, and calm stress in their animals.

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp, leading to a lot of hype about the potential benefits of CBD for horses, but reliable data is scarce...

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