Animals: Horse Health

For each owner of the stud, it is known that "healthy as a horse", or "horse health", that is, sayings repeated to children for generations since the closure of horses in stables in the absence of current prevention and diagnostics are unfortunately no longer true. Horses and any other animal without adequate conditions of living and environmental conditions as appropriate, e.g. in the case of the animals. limited space, daily traffic or even exposure to too intense movement (racing, injections to increase efficiency), or pressure on offspring promotes the development of a wide range of diseases.

Over the past years, investments in global studs have largely focused on improving the living conditions of horses, m.in. efficient ventilation systems have been provided, which has already ensured:

  • drag limitation,
  • removal of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide – problems with breathing and oxygenation of the body,
  • ammonia removal – causing respiratory problems,
  • dust and dust filtration, which caused coughing in horses that could develop into chronic pneumonia.

The second extremely important factor that affects "horse health" is supplementation, which often consists in some studs mainly on adapting the composition of feed to ambient temperature – e.g. in the case of food. during the winter months, the share of high-energy cereals in feed is increased, or oil and protein additives are used. Of course, for a human-like complexion, this approach is rather marginal and most studs will provide regular veterinary testing and to the diet as needed, joins a variety of ingredients m.in.:

  • magnesium and boron: to minimize the syndrome of shaking head,
  • omega-3 and omega-6 acids: to deliver food more akin to natural conditions to ensure m.in. anti-inflammatory protection, protection of muscles exposed to exertion or ophthalmology prevention, including the limitation of ew. inflammation of the eyes, which untreated can cause severe neuropathic pain, or their ulcer,
  • lucern, lemon balm, hop cones, nettle, dill – restriction of ulcers,
  • Etc.

For some time now, there has been awareness among breeders of the availability of CBD oils (full spectrum – derived directly from fibrous hemp sativa), as well as measurable results resulting from their introduction into the horse's diet.

Research shows that the horse organism is extremely similar to the human body in terms of benefits resulting from the use of CBD oils. Researchers and breeders jointly point out that CBD oils:

  • stimulate the endocannabinoid system of the horse identicalto that in humans,
  • are perfectly assimitable and no rejection effects are observed,

and thus the range of their activities is extremely wide and includes m.in.:

  • Limitations states – Maroon, J., and Bost, J., 2018. Review of the neurological benefits of phytocannabinoids,
  • Limitations Stress In Transport I Na ShowsCouch, D.G., Cook, H., Ortori, C, et.al., 2019. Palmitoylethanolamide and cannabidiol prevent inflammation-induced hyperpermeability of the human gut in vitro and in vivo – A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind controlled trial. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Vol 25, Number 6
  • Limitations effects of diseases ulcers / Intestinal – Couch, D.G., Cook, H., Ortori, C, et.al., 2019. Palmitoylethanolamide and cannabidiol prevent inflammation-induced hyperpermeability of the human gut in vitro and in vivo – A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind controlled trial. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Vol 25, Number 6,
  • Limitation Pain Origin InflammatoryCannabidiol: A new option for patients in pain?

Among the advantages of CBD supplemented horses are also mentioned: the ability to quickly heal post-traumatic and postoperative wounds, reduce immune depression, regulate appetite, increase anti-smoking and anti-cancer resistance, or directly affecting the appearance of improving the condition of the coat, heating, the sea.

Dosage

When deciding to introduce any supplement to the horse's diet, in any case it is necessary to remember its grading and consultation with the veterinarian, as the dose should be dependent on the destination (prevention/treatment), age or weight of the horse. The digestive tract must have time to get used to whether it is a protein supplement, cannabinoids or any other supplements.

Universal dose: Breeders' experiences show that the CBD supplementation dose for a horse should range from 35 – 90 mg per day, which at 20% of CBD oil means from about 1/3 teaspoon of tea (~30mg) to a full teaspoon of tea (~90 mg) for adult horses and 2/3 teaspoons for younger than a year. Typically, 1 drop of 20% essential oil is about 1ml, or 20mg CBD.

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