CSU Presents Research On CBD Use In Epileptic Dogs

By Benjie Cooper

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Cannabidiol (CBD) has made waves in recent years due to its non-psychoactivity and powerful medicinal properties, namely its ability to reduce and sometimes eliminate seizures in epileptic children. But there is evidence that the cannabinoid is also effective at treating similar conditions in dogs.

A researcher from Colorado State University in Fort Collins spoke at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) convention in Denver Monday and presented findings from their team’s research.

“Unfortunately, epilepsy is a fairly common condition in dogs,” Dr. Stephanie McGrath, the veterinary neurologist leading the study told KCNC. “At this point, we don’t have great drugs to treat the disease, so we’re always searching for a newer, better drug.”

Sixteen epileptic dogs were involved in the pilot study, with close to ninety-percent experiencing fewer seizures compared with twenty percent who were given a placebo. The chicken-flavored CBD oil was supplied by a Colorado company called Applied Basic Science.

McGrath said that, while the results were exciting, the impact of the research is diminished with such a small study group. A more extensive study with more dogs involved is needed for the study’s findings to be researched and published.

CSU has recently received a sizable grant for the study and plans to commence further research.

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