CBD For Horses with Dr. Sarah Urban, DVM
Dr. Sarah Urban, an Integrative Veterinarian, is practicing and continuing her education in chiropractic, massage, and food as medicine. Dr. Urban has experience and certifications in canine rehabilitation, animal acupuncture, veterinary food therapy, postural rehabilitation, and veterinary spinal manipulation therapy. She of course has her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) but is also currently completing her master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine at Chi Institute.
In regard to research, Dr. Urban has a special interest in equine lymphedema, advances in rehab therapy, and herbal medicine for cancer. Although she is well-versed in traditional medicine, she also has a particular interest in healing the body naturally when possible.
CBD and Horses
She appeared on ‘A Dog’s Life’ podcast previously discussing whole foods for dogs. This time, she is on the podcast to discuss horses in further depth. Dr. Urban dived into the world of CBD for horses during the podcast.
As far as her professional opinion regarding the best method of administration, Dr. Urban stated “I like to provide the horse with CBD directly into their mouth, but there are quite a few rescue horses we are unable to get near, and in those cases we place the CBD into their feed.” In her professional experience, she has seen a change in behavioral and pain-related instances by the evening when taken orally. In general lameness cases, she has also seen significant differences following administration.
Anxiety is also known to affect horses negatively causing additional health problems. This is another area where CBD can help. She explained where she practices, in Pennsylvania, she has seen quite a few cases where a horse was neglected, abused, or simply has generalized anxiety problems where CBD could assist in correcting those types of behaviors. A horse who is fearful, for example, can be calmed with the use of CBD.
To dive deeper into the equine CBD world, the podcast is a must-listen. And, of course, if you have any questions you can reach out to Dr. Sarah Urban or myself regarding your horse’s specific needs.
Contacting Dr. Sarah Urban
Dr. Urban owns Enabled Integrative Veterinary Services. She can be reached via the contact form on the company website here or by phone at (717) 885-6482. She offers traditional consultations as well as teleconferences to assist those who aren’t able to reach her practice.
About Angela Ardolino
Angela Ardolino is a holistic pet expert who has been caring for animals for over 20 years and operates a rescue farm, Fire Flake Farm, in Florida. She is also the owner of Beautify the Beast, a natural pet salon and shop. After getting her certificate in Medical Cannabis Biology and Therapeutic use from the University of Vermont School of Medicine, she founded CBD Dog Health to provide high quality, all-natural medical cannabis products designed specifically for pets. Angela has seven dogs, Odie a 12-year-old mini-schnauzer, Nina an 8-year-old Doberman. Jolene a 7-year-old mutt, Maza a 7-year-old mutt, Rhemi an 8-year-old poodle, Potato a 15-year-old shih-tzu, and Miss Daisie a 15-year-old black lab, plus 4-10 more at any time she is fostering or boarding. She uses Full Spectrum Hemp Extract on all her pets at her rescue farm every day, and has since 2016. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, the Veterinary Cannabis Association and has trained hundreds medical doctors and veterinarians about the therapeutic uses of medical cannabis on animals. Visit www.angelaardolino.com for more information.
About Dr. Sarah Urban
Sarah Urban DVM is a 2012 graduate from Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She became certified in Canine Rehabilitation as a Practioner from the University of Tennessee in 2012. She became certified in Mixed Animal Acupuncture from the Chi Institute in Reddick Florida in 2013. Summer of 2015 she became certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (chiropractic) from the Healing Oasis in Sturtevant, WI. Currently, she is working on a Master’s program in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine from the Chi Institute. Most recently she became certified in Veterinary Food Therapy. She also has attended animal postural rehabilitation classes which combine movement, dentistry, farrier work, and chiropractic. She is a member of the College of Animal Chiropractors, Inc. (CoAC). Urban currently sits on the board of research for McQueen Animal Chiropractic and Research Institute and is also a researching veterinarian for The Holistic Equine Academy of Lymphedema, known as HEAL, an equine lymphedema awareness group. Dr. Urban is well qualified and very talented, bringing state of the art expertise and information to clients, as well as compassionate and comforting care to her patients.