CBD trial results ‘encouraging’ for dogs with epilepsy

More research on CBD shows “promising” results, researchers say. (chalermchai/stock.adobe.com; grafikplusfoto/stock.adobe.com)

New findings from a pilot study to assess the use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil for dogs with epilepsy are “promising and exciting,” according to a recent release from Colorado State University.

The study, led by Stephanie McGrath, MS, DVM, DACVIM, a neurologist at Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital and sponsored by Applied Basic Science Corporation, assessed the short-term effects of CBD on seizure frequency. Of the dogs that received CBD in the clinical trial, Dr. McGrath’s team found that 89% had a reduction in the frequency of seizures, the release states. 

In this blinded study, 26 client-owned dogs with idiopathic epilepsy were assigned randomly to either the treatment or placebo (control) group for 12 weeks; 12 dogs were treated with CBD-infused

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