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A study with CBD shows a reduction in stress in animals during transport

LOVELAND, Colo., July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — HempMy Pet and Tarleton University, a member of the Texas A&M University system, are pleased to announce the positive results of their equine cannabidiol (CBD) study focused on transport stress and a wide variety of behaviors.

Tarleton University has completed their study using HempMy Pet’s Abacus Full Spectrum CBD Oil on horses with great success. The goal of the research program was to explore the opportunities that full-spectrum CBD oil can bring to the livestock industry as a tool to mediate stressors, minimize injuries during transport and handling, and promote health by minimizing overstimulation of the hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands. , commonly called the HPA axis.

Research showed that higher doses of CBD (0.6 mg/kg body weight) are more effective overall compared to lower doses of CBD (0.3 mg/kg body weight). In both doses, CBD was not detectable after 24 hours and the highest blood concentration levels peaked four hours after administration.

No differences in the effects of CBD were observed in male and female horses, but there was an increase in feed consumption times at low and high doses of CBD. The higher dose was observed to have a much longer feeding time compared to the lower dose.

The research showed that there was a decrease in cortisol levels in the transport portion of the study and that there were no lasting effects of CBD at the low and high doses.

Environmental stressors, such as handling, transportation, and housing, can affect aspects of a horse’s behavior, such as weight gain and feed efficiency, as well as stimulate stereotypical behaviors, such as bar biting, self-mutilation, and aggression excessive. CBD has been shown to decrease anxiety from a variety of stimuli in previous studies of dogs and mice, and the researchers were delighted to see similar results with horses.

dr kimberly coolPh.D., PAS, Tarleton University states, “My research goals are to undertake as many projects as necessary to better understand the behavioral and physiological responses of animals when consuming by-products of CBD and hemp processing, such as hemp meal. hemp seeds. It is important to recognize the differences in these products so that we can categorize and use them safely and purposefully. There is still much to be done, and we will continue to fill in the blanks that remain regarding these products in our animals. I have a lot respect for companies like HempMy Pet for making the responsible and conscientious decision to subject their products to unbiased analysis.”

Natalia Mondinco-founder and COO of HempMy Pet, says, “This is our second clinical trial study overall, but it’s the first we’ve done with horses, and we’re very pleased with the results. Tarleton University was approached to collaborate on one study was very exciting for us as it shows that the interest in the therapeutic benefits of hemp are valid and have a real future in medicine. If we look at the science and data behind all the research that has been done so far, It is impossible to ignore that CBD and hemp derivatives have an overwhelmingly positive effect on a wide variety of health problems and are a real alternative to pharmaceuticals.”

About HempMy Pet / HM Health LLC

HempMy Pet, a division of HM Health, LLC, offers CBD-infused products for dogs, cats, and horses. All products are made with their in-house full spectrum oil derived from their proprietary genetics and grown in their Loveland, Colo. greenhouses. For more information visit or email directly [email protected].


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