Longstanding pain in a horse was relieved with a low dose of CBD, according to clinical commentary published this week in Equine Veterinary Education.
This suggests that the skin is rich in cannabinoid receptors, it says.
“Increased sensitivity” to CBD in dogs
A 2018 study also showed that arthritic dogs had a “significant decrease in pain” with CBD-oil, say the authors, who hail from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.
They say the dogs have more cannabinoid receptors in the brain as compared with humans.
The dogs were also getting anti-inflammatory drugs and supplements, so the authors advise caution when interpreting study results.
“CBD has been granted orphan-drug status for 22 different conditions in the United States and ten conditions in the EU.”
The authors call for controlled studies of CBD in large animals.
They point to that fact that:”CBD has been granted orphan-drug status for 22 different conditions in the United States and ten conditions in the EU as of August 2019.”
In addition, American clinical trials are looking at 26 different medical conditions, they said.