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Cannabidiol (CBD) and horses: What is it good for?

Hemp seeds, from which hemp oil is extracted. © ElinorD [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5], from Wikimedia Commons CBD. Whether you’re already using it, you’re thinking about it, or just plain never heard of it, it’s worth getting more familiar with. No, it is not the latest “snake oil” touting cures from hair loss to ingrown toenails. Instead, it is a chemical messenger in the “endocannabinoid system”, a natural and crucial part of the body. Research on this system is extensive, with years of examination and hundreds of studies.

My goal in writing this article is to offer you an overview of how CBD can impact your health as well as the health of your horses, dogs 1 , and cats. From a personal perspective, I have experienced significant pain relief from sciatica. Many of my clients have decided to use it for themselves, offering them better sleep, lessened anxiety and depression, improved digestive health, allergy relief, and reduced pain.

Chester is my 22-year-old horse. He suffers from arthritis in his hocks and knees and is now moving with much greater ease. Clients who have decided to try CBD for their horses have offered very positive feedback. Inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis and ulcerations are showing improvement, as well as pain relief from laminitis. Horses with anxiety or “sensitive” behavior, have a more relaxed demeanor. And, metabolic conditions may be potentially alleviated, which is quite exciting. While it’s too soon to tell if leptin and insulin levels are declining from CBD treatment, there have been studies showing how CBD reduces insulin resistance and obesity 2 , as well as appetite, in people with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. 3

What is CBD and is it marijuana?

CBD is short for “cannabidiol”, one of more than 80 different cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBD and THC are the two most studied, and this is where many misunderstandings stem from.

Cannabis sativa L. (genus, species, and subspecies) is the “umbrella term” for the plants known as hemp and marijuana. Marijuana is particularly high in THC, the cannabinoid that creates a psychoactive “high.” CBD, on the other hand, does not create this effect.

Hemp-derived CBD is not marijuana. Although both hemp and marijuana belong to the Cannabis genus, their genetic composition distinguishes them to produce vastly different amounts of THC. Hemp-derived CBD is high in CBD and very low in THC (less than 0.3%).

Though hemp-derived CBD is legal in all 50 US states, thanks to the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill 4 , federal law does not preempt state law, and there are still some restrictions within various states 5 . Just as many cities throughout the country prohibit alcohol sales, there are local and state laws that restrict industrial hemp products. But bottom line, it is legal to purchase and consume hemp-derived CBD products. The FDA 6 does not regulate it so it behooves you to choose a reputable company that is willing to disclose the source, extraction method, and analysis of their products.

A young cannabis plant in the vegetative stage. Plantlady223 [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

What is the endocannabinoid system?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a major signaling system that exists in you and your animals. It continually monitors any instability within the body and returns it to a state of balance or homeostasis so that the internal environment remains stable.

CBD and other cannabinoids are compounds that activate this system. Cannabinoids, both naturally produced by the body (endogenous), and those supplemented from cannabis (exogenous), act as “keys” to these receptors, turning on a variety of functions.

Within the ECS there are two main cell receptors — CB1 and CB2:

  • CB1 receptors exist mainly in the brain and central nervous system. They impact areas such as appetite regulation, memory, emotions, and feelings of pain.
  • CB2 receptors are concentrated in the gastrointestinal tract and peripheral nervous system (nerve cells outside the brain and spinal cord) and modulate immune cell functions. When activated, they help reduce inflammation.

Endogenous cannabinoids are produced when the body signals that they are required, but are quickly degraded. Offering CBD (exogenous cannabinoid) allows the ECS to work harder and be more productive to help us and our animals deal with health issues such as:

  • Anxiety and depression 7
  • Insomnia 8
  • Pain and inflammation 9
  • obesity/increased appetite/leptin resistance 10,11
  • Metabolic syndrome/insulin resistance 12
  • Immune deficiencies and autoimmune diseases 13
  • Digestive disturbances/ulcers/colitis 14
Side effects

CBD has a favorable safety profile 15 . If overdosed, it can have some mild effects. These can include drowsiness, decreased blood pressure, dizziness, fatigue, and diarrhea. If you or your animals experience any of these, you can cut back on the dosage. Long-term use appears to be safe, though further research is needed.

Noteworthy: Until we know more, CBD should not be taken by pregnant women, though many women purport relief from nausea during pregnancy. Consult your veterinarian before giving it to a pregnant animal. It should not be given to children without professional permission. Since it can interact with some drugs 16 , including anti-epileptic and blood thinner medications, it is best to consult with your doctor or pharmacist when you have any doubts.

Let’s talk horses

As of this date, there are few, if any, research studies that use horses as subjects. But I expect this will quickly change as more and more companies are selling CBD for equine consumption. In the meantime, anecdotal responses are highly favorable. From first-hand accounts of horse owners, hemp-derived CBD appears to stimulate the horse’s ECS in the same way it does yours. It is well tolerated, without any euphoric or adverse effects. Specific health conditions that CBD may improve, based on currently available studies with humans and laboratory animals include:

  • Pain 17 from arthritis 18 or laminitis
  • Anxiety during stall confinement 19
  • Stress during traveling and shows 20
  • Ulcers and leaky gut 21
  • Healing from surgery or injury 22
  • Immune system depression from oxidative stress 23 experienced with Cushing’s disease
  • Appetite regulation 24
  • Obesity 25
  • Inflammation, with the potential to reduce leptin levels 26
  • Insulin resistance 23
Horse competition rules and testing

The FEI and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) have strict rules regarding medicating horses before events. Recently, the USEF announced that as of September 1, 2019, positive test results for cannabinoids will incur violations.

Since it is THC that is detectable by a blood or urine test, it is highly unlikely for a positive test result to occur since hemp-derived CBD contains only minute amounts of THC. Nonetheless, it is possible, so it is best to discontinue its use 7 to 10 days before an event. Even if you choose a CBD isolate or broad-spectrum product (which does not contain any THC), it is best to err on the side of caution by stopping before an event.

Choose a safe, quality product

First, know where the hemp was grown. Choose products grown in the US or Canada. If it was grown overseas with potentially relaxed growing standards, it could be contaminated with chemicals, bacteria, and heavy metals that put your health at risk.

To ensure a clean, safe product, it is best to buy CBD that has been tested and offers a Certificate of Analysis (COA) posted on the company’s website This document shows how the company meets and adheres to product specifications and standards of production.

Some other things to pay attention to with CBD products:

  • Check the label for accurate CBD content per dose.
  • Choose a product from an organic source.
  • Look for the percentage of THC on a provided COA.
CBD isolate, full-spectrum, or broad-spectrum?

CBD isolate means that the product contains only CBD with no other naturally occurring cannabinoids, including THC. That also means that other substances that are found in the plant, such as terpenes and flavonoids, have been fully extracted.

If you are undergoing a drug test for a job, it is best to use the isolate or stop your usage of the full-spectrum product a week or two before the test.

Full-spectrum is a whole plant CBD, meaning that it contains CBD and other cannabinoids (less than 0.3% THC), as well as terpenes, flavonoids, and active essential oils.

Broad-spectrum products also contain the whole plant compounds like full-spectrum, but the THC has been removed.

The “entourage effect”. It used to be thought that CBD isolate was the best approach. But it is now better understood that the cannabinoids and plant compounds found in full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD create a synergism where they work together to complement each other, offering a greater impact on health conditions.

It’s important to note that dogs and cats can benefit from hemp-derived full-spectrum CBD, even though they cannot tolerate THC from marijuana. The tiny amount of THC found in this product is safe may further increase the entourage effect.

Why is it so expensive?

It takes a lot of hemp plants to create a CBD oil (tincture). Products called “ hemp oil ” are not necessarily concentrated with CBD. Hempseed oil is a nutritious oil, high in essential fatty acids, but it is not a good source of CBD. Before you buy, read the label carefully to determine just how much CBD exists in the product.

What extraction method is best?

When researching a CBD product for you and your animals, it is best to know the extraction method used to remove CBD from the plant. Going through each method is beyond the scope of this article, but the approach that is most complete and the cleanest is a CO2 extraction. It uses carbon dioxide (CO2) to extract CBD from the plant to create products that are pure and very powerful.

How much CBD is in one dose?

The label should provide you with the amount of CBD per dose. But it can be confusing.

When using a CBD tincture, you should see the number of mgs of CBD in the full bottle. Some products can be very diluted, so be sure the manufacturer’s label is detailed and specific.

Many tinctures will offer directions by the “dropper-full.” But getting a full dropper is not always possible or can be inaccurate. The best approach is to first determine the amount of CBD in each drop. By knowing how many mgs are in each drop, you can accurately dispense the desired dosage.

To do this, you need to know these three things:

  • There are 30ml of oil in a typical CBD tincture bottle,
  • A full dropper-full is 1ml, and
  • There are 20 drops in a ml

Two examples:

1. CBD tincture that offer 2500mg of CBD in the entire 30ml bottle:

  • Divide 2500 by 30 to get the number of mg per dropper-full (1ml). This calculates to be 83.3mg of CBD in 1ml
  • Divide 83.3 by 20 to give you the level of CBD per drop. This calculates to be about 4mg per drop.

2. CBD tincture for pets that offers 250mg of CBD in the entire 30ml bottle:

  • 250 divided by 30 = 8.3mg of CBD in one dropper-full (1ml)
  • 8.3 divided by 20 = .42mg (slightly less than ½mg) of CBD per drop

Other forms of CBD such as pellets, gummies, capsules, and topicals should offer specific amounts of CBD per dose.

What is the best dosage?

Dosages are weight dependent and based on the severity of the situation. It is best to start slowly, and then increase the dose as needed. A little trial and error is necessary to find the right dose that is best for you or your animals. Keep in mind that it takes about 2 weeks for the body to experience relief and will continue to improve over time.

Dosage recommendations are not standardized. However, through research studies and applications, here are generalized daily guidelines. I have found that dividing the dose into two servings is better than administering once daily.

  • Pets:
  • Under 25lbs: 10mg
  • 25 to 75lbs: 10 to 20mg
  • 75 or more lbs: 20-40mg
  • People:
  • Less than 100lbs: 20 to 40mg
  • 100 to 174lbs: 30 to 60mg
  • Over 175lbs: 60 to 90mg
  • Horses:
  • Minis: 25 to 50mg
  • Full sized (1100lbs): 75 to 170mg
  • Large breeds: 120 to 200mg
How to administer CBD

There are several ways to provide CBD:

  • Sublingual: Placing the drops under the tongue and holding them there for 30 seconds provides good bioavailability and kicks in quickly. This is difficult to do for animals and is not recommended since most droppers are made of glass and can cause injury if bitten.
  • Oral: Adding CBD to food, swallowing a CBD capsule, or chewing a CBD gummy, will take the longest time for the effects to become apparent, but this method is longer lasting than under the tongue. Pellets (typically available for animals) that are extruded are better absorbed than pellets that use binders, providing improved bioavailability and hence, lower effective dosing 27 .
  • Pulmonary: CBD vapes are available. While this has the highest bioavailability, it has the shortest duration of action. I typically do no recommend this for people with any respiratory conditions, since it could be potentially harmful.
  • Topical: CBD is absorbed well into the skin and is beneficial for targeted areas 28 .
Bottom line

Even though experts have been studying for decades the benefits of CBD, there is still research that needs to be done, especially for horses. Nevertheless, the outcome thus far is encouraging, revealing long-reaching benefits on the natural endocannabinoid system, providing relief from mental and physical ailments that affect us, our families, and our animals.

References

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[4] Everything you need to know about the 2018 Farm Bill (updated): http://bit.ly/2XhZuiI
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[27] Forefront Equine makes an excellent extruded CBD pellet without THC. Available on Dr. Getty’s Free Shipping Store: http://bit.ly/2KOL7Al
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CBD Oil for Horses

Cannabidiol or CBD is a therapeutic cannabinoid found in cannabis plants and lends its name to a type of extract that’s derived from the flowers. More specifically, CBD is derived from Cannabis sativa L plants — an umbrella term that includes both hemp and marijuana plants. While called CBD, the heavy majority of CBD products contain the full range of compounds found in cannabis which includes cannabinoids like CBD as well as other beneficial compounds like terpenes and flavonoids.

CBD is largely derived from hemp plants, because unlike its cousin, marijuana, hemp lack high amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which gives marijuana its signature high. When you pluck most of the THC away from cannabis plants, they can no longer cause a high and they become incredibly safe for us, and our pets. Essentially, CBD from hemp plants lets you take advantage of medical marijuana’s benefits, but without the high.

What Is Cannabis?

Before we move on, let’s go over why we should rethink the word cannabis. Both hemp and marijuana are cannabis plants with the same compounds, however, they occur in different ratios. As such cannabis doesn’t always equal a psychoactive high. While all cannabis plants have therapeutic benefits, Hemp lacks THC making it safe and non-intoxicating for pets.

Is There A Difference In Hemp Oil And CBD Oil?

There are three basic consumable extracts that come from cannabis plants: Hemp CBD extracts, Marijuana extracts, and Hemp Seed oil. Where the first two come from the flowers of the plant, hemp seed oil — commonly called hemp oil — comes from the seeds.

Hemp oil does not contain cannabinoids like CBD like the other extracts, but it does contain beneficial omega fatty acids and antioxidants that help cardiovascular, immune, and skin health. As well, it’s completely safe and extremely beneficial to horses.

Hemp seed oil is a vital part of CBD oil because it gives the cannabinoids a fat to bind to which makes it much easier for the body to absorb.

In summary: CBD oil = Hemp CBD extract + Hemp seed oil (or another MCT oil).

How Does CBD Work?

Right now, you’re probably thinking, “how can CBD help my horse with so many things, this sounds like snake oil!” What’s beautiful about CBD is when you understand a little science behind it, everything makes sense.

CBD products like CBD for horses help supplement the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This is a regulatory messaging system that produces its own cannabinoids like CBD to ensure other regulatory functions in the body are performing properly.

Regulatory systems — like the immune or nervous system — are your horse’s first-line-of-defense against disease, infections, stress, you name it. But all of those things can severely wear those systems down, leading to several health issues.

The ECS’ job is to keep regulatory systems going strong when under intense pressure, and mainly works to help processes that regulate sleep, mood, pain, immunity, appetite, and even fertility.

Unfortunately, the ECS can’t always produce enough endocannabinoids to keep up with whatever is causing the body stress. When this happens, your horse may become hypersensitive to pain, inflammation, allergies, nervousness, and on.

Since plant cannabinoids can do the same job endocannabinoids can, supplementing the ECS with them helps the ECS better carry out its job. Especially if one of the regulatory systems is really struggling.

All mammals have their own ECS, and it plays a role in several regulatory systems throughout the body. This means CBD can help improve health, in both big and small on a cellular level.

Does CBD Get You High & Is CBD Legal?

We are excited to say that hemp-derived CBD products are legal in the United States and much of the world because they don’t cause a high.

When cannabis contains low levels of marijuana’s signature compound, THC, it has significantly different effects on the body. There is no high, none of the associated side effects like dry mouth or paranoia, and it’s safe where marijuana is rather dangerous to certain animals like dogs.

Hemp plants that contain 0.3% THC or less are legally labeled “industrial hemp” and CBD products from these plants are smooth sailing for all animals.

The Health Aid That’s Changed Everything

It’s the big health aid that’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue. By now, you’ve likely heard about the health benefits of CBD for us, and perhaps, for our dogs and cats. If you haven’t, CBD is offering millions the extra TLC they need to combat the daily wear-and-tear of life.

For some, it helps support their anxiety or helps with pain relief, for others it helps them combat the side effects of chemo, and for many, it’s been a lifesaver by managing drug-resistant forms of epilepsy.

Hemp CBD is an amazing health aid that many find irreplaceable, and we want to show you how it can greatly improve your horse’s health and wellbeing.

Horses are irreplaceable members of our society and for centuries have helped make the lives of humans easier. It’s time we give back!

Whether you’re looking to get a leg up on the competition, help support your horse’s mobility, or just want to protect them against common health issues, we’re here to show you how CBD can help. We’ll also cover questions like what are CBD side effects, how much CBD do I give my horse, and more.

Alternatives to CBD Oil For Horses

A great thing about CBD is its ability to adapt to different forms that can offer certain advantages over other forms.

For example, we offer Equine CBD Hemp Pellets that are incredibly easy to give — just mix it in with their regular feed and CBD’s flavor is completely masked.

We also offer a highly concentrated CBD Calming Paste designed to deliver high doses of CBD that kick in faster to help support and maintain occasional anxiousness and the healthy structure of joint tissues.

Check Out Our List of Guidelines To Follow When Buying CBD:

  • Organic: Hemp has phytoremediation properties with the ability to clean up toxic spills. That’s why it’s so important to only buy CBD derived from organic hemp that’s grown free of pesticides and other toxic chemicals.
  • Extraction Method: There are several different ways to extract CBD, including methods that use dangerous solvents that leave a residue. CO2 solventless extraction is, without a doubt, the preferred method producing purest and safest CBD concentrate.
  • Certificate of Analysis (COA): A COA is the guaranteed analysis of the CBD product. It’s undertaken by an independent lab and will show the accurate amount of the main cannabinoids and terpenes. Make sure your CBD product has one and that the label matches the results.
  • Inactive Ingredients: Make sure to read the back of the label for other ingredients that aren’t CBD or a carrier oil. Almost all CBD oils will have a carrier oil such as coconut or hemp seed oil in it.
  • Full or Broad Spectrum: It’s highly recommended that you use a CBD product that is their broad or full-spectrum, meaning it includes the terpenes and flavonoids also found in hemp. These additional compounds greatly improve the overall benefits.

We’re proud to say that we uphold our standards to the highest practices and that’s why our full spectrum organic hemp CBD extract has been CO2 extracted and tested by an independent lab for the highest purity and potency.

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This provides healthy fats for the phytocannabinoids and terpenes to attach to, making them much easier for the body to absorb and use. Hempseed oil brings along its own benefits of anti-inflammatory omega fatty acids as a bonus.

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What is CBD oil for horses?

CBD which is also known as cannabidiol, is an oil that is extracted from certain strains of cannabis plants, more specifically the flowers that come from these plants. It has been known to be a therapeutic compound which is why CBD is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative supplement for many different mammals. Dogs, cats, horses, and people are amongst the most popular users of CBD.

CBD is derived from Cannabis sativa L plants — an umbrella term that includes both hemp and marijuana plants. While called CBD, the heavy majority of CBD products contain the full range of compounds found in cannabis which includes cannabinoids like CBD as well as other beneficial compounds like terpenes and flavonoids.

CBD is largely derived from hemp plants, because unlike its cousin, marijuana, hemp lacks high amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which gives marijuana its signature high. When you pluck most of the THC away from cannabis plants, they can no longer cause a high and they become incredibly safe for us, and our pets. Essentially, CBD from hemp plants lets you take advantage of medical marijuana’s benefits, but without the high.

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This provides healthy fats for the phytocannabinoids and terpenes to attach to, making them much easier for the body to absorb and use. Hempseed oil brings along its own benefits of anti-inflammatory omega fatty acids as a bonus. It is also the perfect carrier oil as it allows the CBD to be diluted perfectly for pets. USDA Certified Organic.

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How Can CBD Oil Help my Horse?

Hemp CBD has opened up a new world in the way we can care and support our horses’ health. Whether that’s using CBD as an anxiety aid to help calm occasional anxiousness or using CBD to support their mobility and joint function. CBD can offer support to all horses in some way. In our two decades in animal health and wellness, we’ve never seen anything quite as unique and special as hemp CBD. It’s given many horse owners the ability to care for their horse’s health without having to worry about the side effects that can come from prescription medications.

CBD offers one of the major keys to long-term wellness, and that’s taking care of it on a day-to-day basis by promoting inward balance and functional health. And it does this naturally by supplementing the ever-important endocannabinoid system. We created CBD oil for horses because we saw how Hemp CBD helped our fur children and knew we had to tell pet owners everywhere about this amazing plant.

The way that CBD Oil scientifically affects your horse is through a system that is in mostly all mammals known as the endocannabinoid system. This system is responsible for keeping all the other systems in the body functioning normally. Whether it’s the cardiovascular system, digestive system, respiratory system, etc… they can all use a helping hand from our endocannabinoid system.

The way this specifically works is that there are certain receptors that the cannabinoids attach to within the bodies of mammals and it can be activated naturally or by supplementing with CBD Oil. When we use Hemp Extracted CBD we are removing the chance of any THC, which is the psychoactive compound, binding to the receptors. Knowing this we may positively influence the endocannabinoid system by supplementing CBD Oil.

Mostly all CBD Oils that are made are safe for mammals, but there are ways in which we can improve the likelihood of its effectiveness, like making sure that the source from which it is coming from is top notch. When manufacturers, like ourselves, use Organic Hemp grown with strict care it can definitely improve its quality. Sourcing from reliable sources allows for the process to be clean from the beginning of its production.

One factor that can make the world of difference is the type of cannabis plant that they extract their oil from. There are two notable plants that are used for CBD extraction which are Hemp and Marijuana plants. Hemp contains much lower traces of THC which is the psychoactive ingredient. This THC needs to be filtered out in order to be put into CBD oils for sale online so if you go with a higher quality plant from the beginning it will allow for a more effective and clean product. When this kind of processing is done it allows for a more safe and high quality oil for your pet.

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Ordered and started using the CBD oil for horses last year. Now trying out the PCR pellets and hoping they are just as high quality of a product. We’re recommending this shop for horse CBD products now. Pretty fast shipping as well.

The major misconception that causes people to question CBD oils legality is the fact that it comes from cannabis plants that are associated with marijuana. All strains of these cannabis plants have different ratios that play a role in its legality. When there are high traces of THC in the mix, it is considered to be an illegal substance because this is what causes the high in marijuana users. When the plants are bred to have a large amount of CBD and virtually no THC, it is legal. This is why we only use the highest quality Hemp Extracts in order to make our products.

We’ve mentioned before that we prefer CBD oils because they make administering precise dosages effortless, and it’s the easiest way to find out how much CBD a horse needs. Remember, all horses are unique and this along with the severity of their condition can greatly affect the amount of CBD you should give them.

Fortunately, it’s not a complete guessing game as your horse’s weight will give you a dosage you can start with and work from there. There is no unsafe amount of CBD you can give your horse, but we’ve found that lower and medium dosages are often all that’s needed and they don’t risk making your horse tired like high dosages can.

We break individual/single CBD dosages into three tiers based on the horse’s weight, and each has its advantages.

Low Tier Single Dose (0.009 mg/lb or 0.02 mg/kg):

This is where we recommend you start and you can keep your horse here while CBD builds up in their system which takes a week or two. If using CBD for preventative health or overall wellness, this is a great dosage range to stay in.

Average Tier Single Dose (0.041 mg/lb or 0.09 mg/kg):

By the name you can guess that this is the most popular dosage as it greatly helps with most conditions without making them feel tired.

Strong Tier Single Dose (0.228 mg/lb or 0.5 mg/kg):

Our CBD Oil for horses comes into two concentration sizes so it’s just as easy to give a precise dosage to a pony as it is a draft horse. Our 750mg is suited to smaller horses and ponies, while our 1500mg is better for larger horses that require more CBD. Same great CBD oil, one just has more CBD.

CBD has taken the health world by storm. One reason is the long list of health issues it can help with. The other reason is CBD’s lack of side effects. There is a significant and growing body of research that shows CBD oil can replace many conventional medications that come with harsh side effects. In most cases, side effects are never seen with CBD.

In the rare cases when side effects are seen, they are fairly mild e.g. nausea and tiredness with high dosages (completely harmless). There is only one major side effect to pay attention to, and that is CBD’s ability to interfere with certain drugs metabolized in the liver. If your horse is on such a drug, we advise you talk to your veterinarian about CBD before using. This interaction is not uncommon as foods such as grapefruit and kale do the same.

Dosing

1 drop contains 1.56mg of CBD Starting dose
0.02mg/kg
(Every 8-12 hours)
Average dose
0.09mg/kg
(Every 8-12 hours)
Strong dose
0.5mg/kg
(Every 8-12 hours)
lbs Recommended drops (total mg) Recommended drops (total mg) Recommended drops (total mg)
50lbs Use lower strength 750mg bottle 1 (1.56mg) 7 (10.82mg)
60lbs Use lower strength 750mg bottle 2 (3.12mg) 9 (14.04mg)
70lbs Use lower strength 750mg bottle 2 (3.12mg) 10 (15.60mg)
80lbs Use lower strength 750mg bottle 2 (3.12mg) 12 (18.72mg)
90lbs 1 (1.56mg) 2 (3.12mg) 13 (20.28mg)
100lbs 1 (1.56mg) 3 (4.68mg) 15 (23.40mg)
125lbs 1 (1.56mg) 3 (4.68mg) 15 (23.40mg)
150lbs 1 (1.56mg) 4 (6.24mg) 22 (34.32mg)
200lbs 1 (1.56mg) 5 (7.80mg) 29 (45.24mg)
300lbs 2 (3.12mg) 8 (12.48mg) 44 (68.64mg)
400lbs 2 (3.12mg) 11 (17.16mg) 58 (90.48mg)

16 drops per half dropper (0.5ml)

960 drops per 30ml bottle

1500mg of CBD per 30ml bottle

1 drop contains 1.56mg of CBD

16 drops contains 25.00mg of CBD

32 drops contains 50.00mg of CBD

16 drops per half dropper (0.5ml)

960 drops per 30ml bottle

1500mg of CBD per 30ml bottle

1 drop contains 1.56mg of CBD

16 drops contains 25.00mg of CBD

32 drops contains 50.00mg of CBD

1 drop contains 3.13mg of CBD Starting dose
0.02mg/kg
(Every 8-12 hours)
Average dose
0.09mg/kg
(Every 8-12 hours)
Strong dose
0.5mg/kg
(Every 8-12 hours)
lbs Recommended drops (total mg) Recommended drops (total mg) Recommended drops (total mg)
50lbs Use lower strength 1500mg bottle 1 (3.13mg) 4 (12.52mg)
60lbs Use lower strength 1500mg bottle 1 (3.13mg) 4 (12.52mg)
70lbs Use lower strength 1500mg bottle 1 (3.13mg) 5 (15.65mg)
80lbs Use lower strength 1500mg bottle 1 (3.13mg) 6 (18.78mg)
90lbs Use lower strength 1500mg bottle 1 (3.13mg) 7 (21.91mg)
100lbs Use lower strength 1500mg bottle 1 (3.13mg) 7 (21.91mg)
125lbs Use lower strength 1500mg bottle 2 (6.26mg) 9 (28.17mg)
150lbs Use lower strength 1500mg bottle 2 (6.26mg) 11 (34.43mg)
200lbs 1 (3.13mg) 3 (9.39mg) 15 (46.95mg)
300lbs 1 (3.13mg) 4 (12.52mg) 22 (68.86mg)
400lbs 1 (3.13mg) 5 (15.65mg) 29 (90.77mg)

16 drops per half dropper (0.5ml)

32 drops per 1ml

960 drops per 30ml bottle

1500mg of CBD per 30ml bottle

1 drop contains 1.56mg of CBD

16 drops contains 25.00mg of CBD

32 drops contains 50.00mg of CBD

16 drops per half dropper (0.5ml)

32 drops per 1ml

960 drops per 30ml bottle

1500mg of CBD per 30ml bottle

1 drop contains 1.56mg of CBD

16 drops contains 25.00mg of CBD

32 drops contains 50.00mg of CBD

1 drop contains 6.25mg of CBD Starting dose
0.02mg/kg
(Every 8-12 hours)
Average dose
0.09mg/kg
(Every 8-12 hours)
Strong dose
0.5mg/kg
(Every 8-12 hours)
lbs Recommended drops (total mg) Recommended drops (total mg) Recommended drops (total mg)
50lbs Use lower strength 3000mg bottle Use lower strength 3000mg bottle 2 (12.5mg)
60lbs Use lower strength 3000mg bottle Use lower strength 3000mg bottle 2 (12.5mg)
70lbs Use lower strength 3000mg bottle Use lower strength 3000mg bottle 3 (18.75mg)
80lbs Use lower strength 3000mg bottle 1 (6.25mg) 3 (18.75mg)
90lbs Use lower strength 3000mg bottle 1 (6.25mg) 3 (18.75mg)
100lbs Use lower strength 3000mg bottle 1 (6.25mg) 4 (25.00mg)
125lbs Use lower strength 3000mg bottle 1 (6.25mg) 5 (31.25mg)
150lbs Use lower strength 3000mg bottle 1 (6.25mg) 5 (31.25mg)
200lbs Use lower strength 3000mg bottle 1 (6.25mg) 7 (43.75mg)
300lbs Use lower strength 3000mg bottle 2 (12.50mg) 11 (68.75mg)
400lbs 1 (6.25mg) 3 (18.75mg) 15 (93.75mg)

16 drops per half dropper (0.5ml)

32 drops per 1ml

960 drops per 30ml bottle

1500mg of CBD per 30ml bottle

1 drop contains 1.56mg of CBD

16 drops contains 25.00mg of CBD

32 drops contains 50.00mg of CBD

16 drops per half dropper (0.5ml)

32 drops per 1ml

960 drops per 30ml bottle

1500mg of CBD per 30ml bottle

1 drop contains 1.56mg of CBD

16 drops contains 25.00mg of CBD

32 drops contains 50.00mg of CBD

When looking for the perfect Hemp or CBD product to give your Horse, you need to make sure that is of the highest quality and standard. In order to do this kind of research you are going to want to check a couple of factors to see if the one you decide to purchase hits these marks. The list of important factors will be listed below:

Organic: Hemp has phytoremediation properties with the ability to clean up toxic spills. That’s why it’s so important to only buy CBD derived from organic hemp that’s grown free of pesticides and other toxic chemicals.

Extraction Method: There are several different ways to extract CBD, including methods that use dangerous solvents that leave a residue. CO2 solventless extraction is, without a doubt, the preferred method producing purest and safest CBD concentrate.

Certificate of Analysis (COA): A COA is the guaranteed analysis of the CBD product. It’s undertaken by an independent lab and will show the accurate amount of the main cannabinoids and terpenes. Make sure your CBD product has one and that the label matches the results.

Inactive Ingredients: Make sure to read the back of the label for other ingredients that aren’t CBD or a carrier oil. Almost all CBD oils will have a carrier oil such as coconut or hemp seed oil in it.

Full or Broad Spectrum: It’s highly recommended that you use a CBD product that is their broad or full spectrum, meaning it includes the terpenes and flavonoids also found in hemp. These additional compounds greatly improve the overall benefits.

We’re proud to say that we uphold our standards to the highest practices and that’s why our full spectrum hemp CBD extract has been CO2 extracted and tested by an independent lab for the highest purity and potency.

Frequently Asked Questions

CBD oils are known for their rapid effects that start working within 30-60 minutes. Depending on your horse’s body chemistry and their illness, it may take up to 2 weeks before CBD starts displaying full noticeable results. Think of it like a multivitamin.

CBD has collected an immense amount of popularity within a few short years and has changed how we care for both our health and the health of our pets. Unfortunately, this popularity has led to quite a few poor quality “CBD” products out there. We put CBD in quotes because often these products contain little to no CBD. As well, they can contain dangerous levels of THC, pesticides, and other harmful chemicals. We want you to choose our CBD oil for horses, but above all else, we want to ensure the safety of your horse.

Hemp CBD has opened up a new world in the way we can care and support our horses’ health. Whether that’s using CBD as an anxiety aid to help calm occasional anxiousness or using CBD to support their mobility and joint function. CBD can offer support to all horses in some way. In our two decades in animal health and wellness, we’ve never seen anything quite as unique and special as hemp CBD. It’s given many horse owners the ability to care for their horse’s health without having to worry about the side effects that can come from prescription medications.

CBD offers one of the major keys to long-term wellness, and that’s taking care of it on a day-to-day basis by promoting inward balance and functional health. And it does this naturally by supplementing the ever-important endocannabinoid system. We created CBD oil for horses because we saw how Hemp CBD helped our fur children and knew we had to tell pet owners everywhere about this amazing plant.

The Innovet Story

Matt and Dave started Innovet in 2005 making health care products for pets. By 2015, they had done some research on CBD but at that time, it seemed like a product that was just too good to be true. Matt set it aside, thinking that the hype simply couldn’t all be legitimate and never gave it another thought until Gordo became sick. Gordo was his bulldog who had been diagnosed with lymphoma. He went in for his first treatment and had a horrible reaction to his first chemotherapy. He wasn’t eating and wasn’t being himself at all. His health went downhill fast and Dave was desperate to get the necessary help for Gordo. He searched for everything and anything that might help with cancer-related symptoms, and CBD was again brought to his attention. He found some that looked good, paid extra for overnight shipping, and sadly, it arrived 5 days later – the same day that Gordo passed away, taking his last breaths in Matt’s arms. Subsequently, the CBD bottle was left sitting on a desk at the Innovet warehouse.

Matt’s dog, Maximus, was 16 years old, blind and also battling cancer at the time. He spent most of his days in a dog bed at the warehouse, so that Matt could keep him nearby at all times. In the hopes of ensuring that he had tried everything possible, Matt saw the CBD bottle and decided to give some to Maximus. At that point, Matt was almost certain that Maximus was close to death. He had no hope that it would help because Maximus was so old and hadn’t been able to stand up or eat on his own since Gordo had gotten sick. Matt simply couldn’t imagine losing Gordo and Maximus within days of each other but that fate seemed inevitable. 30 minutes later, Maximus was missing. Everyone at the warehouse all spread out in search of Maximus and found him in a part that he had never been in before. We were shocked to find that Maximus was alert, wagging his tail and eagerly trying to sniff out food. Matt brought him back to his dog bed where we discovered what happened: Maximus had stood up on Maximus had stood up on his own, ate all his food and had ventured into the warehouse in search of more!! That was the day we knew that CBD wasn’t all hype. It really did work. Matt believes that CBD gave him more treasured months with Maximus having a good quality of life. His only regret is that he hadn’t given CBD a chance sooner. Dave and Matt immediately went to work to source the highest quality full spectrum CBD from organic hemp and soon after PurCBD Oil was born. Throughout the last 3 years, we’ve proved that top quality CBD can be both affordable and easily accessible.