CSU Study Of CBD For Dogs With Epilepsy Has Promising Results

CSU Study Of CBD For Dogs With Epilepsy Has Promising Results

Original Source: CSU Study Of CBD For Dogs With Epilepsy Has Promising Results – CBS Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo (CBS4)– Dogs with epilepsy appear to have fewer seizures when given CBD, the part of marijuana that doesn’t get you high. That’s the result of a pilot study conducted at Colorado State University.

The researcher is encouraged by her findings, calling them “promising and exciting.” Nearly 6% of pet dogs have a common form of epilepsy. Cannabidiol could become another way to treat it.

Dr. Stephanie McGrath at CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital (credit CBS)

Dr. Stephanie McGrath, an assistant professor and veterinarian at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, says the results, so far, are promising. McGrath studied 16 pet dogs, nine of which were treated with CBD oil, for 12 weeks.

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McGrath found that 89% of the dogs that received CBD had a reduction in the frequency of seizures. She is enrolling 60 dogs with epilepsy to study the correlation between higher levels of CBD and greater seizure reduction.

McGrath hopes to zero in on the optimal dose to see of CBD could eventually be an alternative to anti-convulsive drugs for dogs.

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The published study was funded by Applied Basic Science Corporation, the company that produced the CBD-infused oil evaluated in the study. McGrath has a 5% ownership in the company.

The new clinical trial is funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

Researchers are looking for more dogs with epilepsy to take part in the study.

This article was republished on CBDNewsFeed.com from the original article, CSU Study Of CBD For Dogs With Epilepsy Has Promising Results – CBS Denver, which was originally published on 2019-05-20 14:30:00 (based on the date that was listed on the original article at the time it was republished). We shared this article on CBDNewsFeed.com because our editorial staff believed that its context was useful and helpful to our readers. If you have any questions regarding this article, please email us at .

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