Horse success story prompts family to start CBD business for humans and animals

Deborah Carter and her son Samuel had no plans of entering the CBD (hemp oil) business from their McClure Pass ranch, until they witnessed its effects on their 3-year-old palomino filly, Star.

The once affectionate horse had become a danger to herself and caregivers after a neuromuscular condition left veterinarians puzzled and Star suffering from frequent and uncontrollable superficial muscular fasciculation.

“We exhausted all of the remedies, but we also exhausted a few vets in the process,” Deborah Carter said. “I couldn’t let anybody be in her stall. She couldn’t control it. She was petrified. So we had made plans to actually euthanize her at 3 years old.”

A team of veterinarians from Colorado State University, knowing that Star was scheduled for euthanasia, helped Deborah Carter extrapolate a CBD dosage range for her horse, which was encouraged by preliminary findings in an ongoing CSU study of CBD’s effects on dogs.

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