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Randomized blinded controlled clinical trial to assess the effect of oral cannabidiol administration in addition to conventional antiepileptic treatment on seizure frequency in dogs with intractable idiopathic epilepsy.

By | Veterinary Medicine

Authors: Stephanie McGrath, Lisa R. Bartner, Sangeeta Rao, Rebecca A. Packer, Daniel L. Gustafson
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 1 June 2019

OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of oral cannabidiol (CBD) administration in addition to conventional antiepileptic treatment on seizure frequency in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. DESIGN: Randomized blinded controlled clinical trial. ANIMALS: 26 client-owned dogs with intracta…

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Localization of cannabinoid receptors CB1, CB2, GPR55, and PPARα in the canine gastrointestinal tract.

By | Veterinary Medicine

Authors: Giorgia Galiazzo, Fiorella Giancola, Agnese Stanzani, Federico Fracassi, Chiara Bernardini, Monica Forni, Marco Pietra, Roberto Chiocchetti
Histochemistry and Cell Biology, August 2018

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is composed of cannabinoid receptors, their endogenous ligands, and the enzymes involved in endocannabinoid turnover. Modulating the activity of the ECS may influence a variety of physiological and pathophysiological processes. A growing body o…

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Marijuana intoxication in a cat.

By | Veterinary Medicine

Authors: Agnieszka Janeczek, Marcin Zawadzki, Pawel Szpot, Artur Niedzwiedz
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 11 July 2018

BACKGROUND: Cannabis from hemp (Cannabis sativa and C. indica) is one of the most common illegal drugs used by drug abusers. Indian cannabis contains around 70 alkaloids, and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC) is the most psychoactive substance. Animal intoxications oc…

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Pharmacokinetics of cannabidiol administered by 3 delivery methods at 2 different dosages to healthy dogs.

By | General Information, Veterinary Medicine

Authors: Lisa R. Bartner, Stephanie McGrath, Sangeeta Rao, Linda K. Hyatt, Luke A. Wittenburg
Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, July 2018

The purpose of this study was to determine the pharmacokinetics of cannabidiol (CBD) in healthy dogs. Thirty, healthy research dogs were assigned to receive 1 of 3 formulations (oral microencapsulated oil beads, oral CBD-infused oil, or CBD-infused transdermal cream), at a dos…

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Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Clinical Efficacy of Cannabidiol Treatment in Osteoarthritic Dogs.

By | General Information, Veterinary Medicine

Authors: Lauri-Jo Gamble1, Jordyn M. Boesch, Christopher W. Frye, Wayne S. Schwark, Sabine Mann, Lisa Wolfe, Holly Brown, Erin S. Berthelsen, Joseph J. Wakshlag
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, July 2018

Objectives: The objectives of this study were to determine basic oral pharmacokinetics, and assess safety and analgesic efficacy of a cannabidiol (CBD) based oil in dogs with osteoarthritis (OA). Methods: Single-dose pharmacokinetics was performed using two different doses of…

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Characterization of endocannabinoids and related acylethanolamides in the synovial fluid of dogs with osteoarthritis: a pilot study.

By | Veterinary Medicine

Authors: Carmela Valastro, Debora Campanile, Mariarosaria Marinaro, Delia Franchini, Fabiana Piscitelli, Roberta Verde, Vincenzo Di Marzo, Antonio Di Bello
BMC Veterinary Research, 6 November 2017

BACKGROUND: Cannabis-based drugs have been shown to be effective in inflammatory diseases. A number of endocannabinoids including N- arachidonoylethanolamide (anandamide, AEA) and 2-arachidonyl glycerol (2-AG) with activity at the cannabinoid receptors (CBR) CBR1 and CBR2, hav…

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Spatial distribution of cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) in normal canine central and peripheral nervous system.

By | General Information, Veterinary Medicine

Authors: Jessica Freundt-Revilla, Kristel Kegler, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Andrea Tipold
PLoS One, 10 July 2017

The endocannabinoid system is a regulatory pathway consisting of two main types of cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) and their endogenous ligands, the endocannabinoids. The CB1 receptor is highly expressed in the central and peripheral nervous systems (PNS) in mammalians and…

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An Update on Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol: A Review of Clinical Data and Relevant Animal Studies.

By | Veterinary Medicine

Authors: Kerstin Iffland, Franjo Grotenhermen
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 1 June 2017

Introduction: This literature survey aims to extend the comprehensive survey performed by Bergamaschi et al. in 2011 on cannabidiol (CBD) safety and side effects. Apart from updating the literature, this article focuses on clinical studies and CBD potential interactions with o…

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The use of cannabinoids in animals and therapeutic implications for veterinary medicine: a review.

By | Veterinary Medicine

Authors: Leos Landa, Alexandra Sulcova, P. Gbelec
Veterinarni Medicina, March 2016

Cannabinoids/medical marijuana and their possible therapeutic use have received increased attention in human medicine during the last years. This increased attention is also an issue for veterinarians because particularly companion animal owners now show an increased interest…

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Preferential epithelial expression of type-1 cannabinoid receptor (CB1R) in the developing canine embryo.

By | Veterinary Medicine

Authors: Andrea Pirone, Carla Lenzi, Alessandra Coli, Elisabetta Giannessi, Maria Rita Stornelli, Vincenzo Miragliotta
SpringerPlus, 22 December 2015

The use of cannabinoid receptor agonists is gaining a strong interest both in human and veterinary medicine. The potential use of cannabimimetic compounds in companion animals was reviewed in 2007 for their role in tissue inflammation and pain. A better knowledge of type-1 can…

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