Star was a breathtaking 3-year-old palomino filly destined for a performance career or a life where she simply could realize her inner “Barbie Dream Horse” self — either way, a promising future. But on the way to her destiny, Star started exhibiting a baffling neuromuscular condition, presenting with involuntary and uncontrollable superficial muscle fasciculations, the increasing frequency and severity of which caused this once affectionate filly to become a danger to herself and to her caregivers.
In an attempt to help her horse, Star, Trove LLC co-founder Deborah Carter exhausted all veterinary diagnostic and traditional treatment options, spending untold hours and thousands of dollars with no resolution. With the veterinarians out of ideas, Deborah feared that, absent a miracle, she would have to euthanize her young horse.
After much investigation revealing positive anecdotes but sorely few hard facts, and with the blessings and hopeful expectancy of Star’s treating veterinarians, Deborah decided to institute her own trial of oral CBD as an alternative and final effort to save Star. The results were nearly immediate, and Star made a dramatic turn for the better. She continues today at age 4, with the help of CBD, to show almost no signs of her previous neuromuscular condition.