HempMy PetTM, an HM Health LLC company, announces that it has signed an agreement with Tarleton State University, a member of The Texas A & M University System, for a research study on the Behavioral and Physiological effect of full spectrum Abacus™ Cannabidiol (CBD) oil when used to mediate stress and pain in Horses.
The objective of the research program is to explore opportunities that full spectrum Abacus™ CBD oil may provide to the livestock industry as a tool to mediate stressors, minimize injury during transport and handling, and promote health by minimizing overstimulation of the hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands, commonly called the HPA axis.
Environmental stressors such as handling, transport, and housing can affect aspects such as weight gain and feed efficiency, in addition to stimulating stereotypic behaviors such as bar biting, self-mutilation, and excessive aggression. Cannabidiol (CBD) has been shown to decrease anxiety from a variety of different stimuli in studies with both dogs and mice.
“We have already seen an overwhelmingly positive response in the first clinical trials study we did with Colorado State University Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, using our full spectrum infused oil to assess the impact of hemp-derived Cannabidiol (CBD) on dogs suffering from chronic pain and decreased functionality due to osteoarthritis. We are excited to now be a part of this study for horses because we believe that the findings will be just as positive and will continue the advancement of using hemp-derived products as medicine for many ailments for all types of animals that can greatly benefit from this plant” says Natalie Mondine, Co-Founder and COO of HM Health LLC / HempMy Pet.
In various laboratory animal and human studies, it has been suggested that cannabidiol (CBD) is able to reduce both anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), however, the effects of CBD on indices of stress in livestock have not yet been reported. This study, undertaken by Tarleton State University, will investigate the bioavailability, sensitivity, pharmacokinetics, sex effects, derivatives, and total body clearance in horses.
The Tarleton University professor who will oversee the study, Dr. Kimberly Guay, Ph.D., P.A.S, said “We are excited to explore and quantify the potential benefits and associated physiological effects of CBD in horses and other domestic animals.”
The hope is that the study will reveal potential benefits of CBD use in that livestock, horses specifically, that may save producers and horse owners money due to lowered disease and injuries, and most importantly, overall improved quality of life and welfare of domesticated animals.
About HempMy PetTM / HM Health LLC
HempMy PetTM, a division of HM Health, LLC (which also owns Colorado CBD Seed and Abacus™ hemp genetics), offers CBD-infused products for dogs, cats, and horses. All products are made with their own in-house, full spectrum oil derived from their proprietary Abacus™ genetics, grown in their greenhouses and facilities located in Loveland, Colorado. For more information, please visit www.hempmypet.com or email directly support@HempMyPet.com.