Hemp CBD Pellets for Horses

Medicinal Organic Cannabis Australia (MOCA) in conjunction with one of Europe's leading livestock feed producers has developed a range of CBD supplements for horses.

Science has taken significant steps forward in determining the positive effects of CBD and other cannabinoids found in cannabis. Starting with the discovery in 1990 that all animals with a vertebrae have an endocannabinoid system that responds very well to cannabinoids like CBD and CBG, present in the cannabis plant. Scientific studies show that CBD oil is proving to not only treat common health conditions, but also help to prevent them from developing or worsening. Among other uses for treating animals it is very effective in stimulating appetite, reduces anxiety, pain management and aids recovering from injuries.

Cannabinoid supplements for horses

There has been a lot of talk and excitement about the role of cannabinoids in medicine in the last decade. The CBD market is booming around the world and more and more people are discovering the health benefits of hemp and cannabis based derivatives. Recent evidence shows that CBD is safe, non-toxic, and non-addictive and safe for animals including horses.

What are cannabinoids and why are they useful?

Cannabinoids belong to a family of compounds derived from the cannabis plant (cannabis sativa). Currently science has identified over 100 cannabinoids deriving from the cannabis plant. To understand the importance of cannabinoids in medicine, we have to look at a startling discovery made by an Israeli scientist at the end of the 20th century. He discovered that all humans and animals with vertebrae have what is now called an ‘Endocannabinoid system’ or ECS. Like other important systems in the body, the ECS has a vital role in maintaining health. The name Endocannabinoid is derived from the fact that the system interacts directly with cannabinoids found in cannabis.

The best known and popular of the cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), two natural compounds found in plants of the Cannabis genus. THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis and its well know as forming the stereotype of cannabis.

CBD on the other hand has become exceedingly popular because of its many health benefits for humans and now for animals.

The Endocannabinoid system and its important role in managing health

In humans and animals, inflammation is the one major commonality in almost all health issues. From cancer to arthritis, allergies and a myriad of other conditions, inflammation is at the core.

Modern health care recognised the paramount importance of reducing and eliminating inflammation to provide relief for current health issues and more importantly, to prevent the development of diseases in the future.

A myriad of studies have found that cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids are excellent anti-inflammatories and are very useful at preventing the spread and development of the condition.

How does CBD and Cannabinoids work with horses?

The Endocannabinoid system in your horse’s body has receptors that are designed for cannabinoid consumption and absorption. Cannabinoids regulate the user's mood, sleep cycle, appetite, immunity, and pain levels by stimulating cannabinoid receptors in your brain and supplementing your ECS system.


Cannabinoid supplements act in a similar way as a traditional vitamin supplement. Cannabis has suffered from negative stigma for many years through lack of research and understanding. Understandably, if you are encountering the idea of cannabinoids for your horse, then you may be hesitant at the idea of giving your horse CBD. The truth is cannabinoid supplements are very similar to giving them a standard vitamin.


MOCA has developed a range of cannabinoid enriched super foods designed for horses that empower owners to take control of current health issues and prevent problems occurring in the future.

Current studies have demonstrated that CBD and full spectrum cannabinoid supplements can improve health conditions, which include:

  • Inflammation

  • Pain from arthritis

  • Pain from laminitis

  • Anxiety caused by stall confinement

  • Stress

  • Ulcers and leaky gut

  • Recovery from surgery and injury

  • Immune system depression

  • Appetite stimulation and regulation

  • Obesity

  • Resistance to Insulin


Horse owners are finding that hemp derived CBD rich in full spectrum cannabinoids can benefit your horse. Lets look at some of the conditions in more detail.

Treating Arthritis in Horses with Cannabinoids

As mentioned previously, inflammation is at the heart of many health issues and this is very much so the case with arthritis. Chronic inflammation causes arthritis and the disease develops into permanent degradation of the cartilage surrounding the horses’ joints. Whilst arthritis cannot be reversed permanently however horse owners can prevent the condition from worsening. CBD and cannabinoids can reduce and alleviate pain and discomfort caused by arthritis and therefore improves quality of life for the horse.

Reducing and managing anxiety for horses

Stress and anxiety affect humans and animals and horses are subject to the same afflictions, especially during transport, shows on the track. Here, once again, full spectrum cannabinoids can help. Many clinical trails demonstrate that CBD and whole plant cannabinoids effectively treat and manage stress and anxiety and prevent it from occurring in the future. Other forms of stress and anxiety can be caused from separation from other horses and being confined for extended periods of time and cannabinoids are very useful in managing periods of isolation from other horses.

Treating horses suffering from pain with cannabinoids

Pain is the largest conditions of treatment currently being managed with cannabinoids both in humans and in animals. Horses suffering from pain are subject to an array of negative reactions and side affects when treated with conventional medication for pain. Cannabinoids are an excellent alternative because of their anti-inflammatory properties in treating pain and research has revealed that they have no negative side effects. Cannabinoids work with the horses Endocannabinoid system that has receptors throughout the body, so inflammation and pain are diminished and eliminated in due course.

CBD and Cannabinoids for digestive health and improving appetite in horses

Horses are very prone to gastrointestinal issues such as bloating, ulcers, nausea, indigestion, heartburn and a lack of appetite. Many of these conditions are a result of the horse’s diet, which is generally rich in grains.

The National Cancer Institute has acknowledged the role of CBD in stimulating appetite and relieving nausea both in humans and in animals.

Cannabinoids and CBD are particular effective in horses that lead demanding lifestyles due to competition and travelling, as they are subject to intense lifestyles and demanding routines

Horses that compete in sports are even more likely to develop these issues due to the demanding nature of their lifestyle. The combination of a difficult to digest diet and a physically intense routine can lead to serious issues with your horse's digestive system.

Using ItalianStallion.com CBD pellets for horses can help manage these issues thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties which eliminates inflammation and irritation, preventing your horse from developing these issues and managing them if they have already developed.

Our Products

1kg CBD horse supplement by MOCA (6,600mg active ingredient)
CBD Horse  Pellets with 6,600mg CBD

Our 1kg CBD horse pellets are rich with over 6,600mg of full spectrum CBD. A full superfood for horses

5kg CBD horse supplement by MOCA  (33,300mg active ingredient)
CBD Horse Pellets  with 33,300mg CBD

CBD may support horses in the following areas of health:

  • Metabolism and appetite

  • Emotional state and mood

  • Immune system

  • Mobility

  • Digestion and bowel health

  • Irritated skin

10kg CBD horse supplement by MOCA (66,600mg active ingredient)
10kg CBD Horse Pellets with 66,600mg CBD

Produced by Australian medical research company MOCA, our 10kg horse super food supplement is specifically designed to treat and prevent:

  • Inflammation

  • Pain from arthritis

  • Pain from laminitis

  • Anxiety caused by stall confinement

  • Stress

  • Ulcers and leaky gut

  • Recovery from surgery and injury

  • Immune system depression

  • Appetite stimulation and regulation

  • Obesity

  • Resistance to Insulin

15kg CBD horse supplement by MOCA (100,000mg active ingredient).
CBD Horse Pellets with 100,000mg of CBD

The ItalianStallion.com super supplement for horses created and developed by MOCA is used to improve the animal’s quality of life. Our supplement for your horses is also used to aid natural metabolic processes and speed recovery after a big day of exercise.

Use our super food supplement with 100,000mg active ingredient for treating the following conditions

  • Pain

  • Inflammation

  • Anxiety

  • Chronic stress

  • Soreness and stiffness

Our enriched horse supplement may support horses in the following areas of health:


  • Metabolism and appetite

  • Emotional state and mood

  • Immune system

  • Mobility

  • Digestion and bowel health

  • Irritated skin

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Forefront Equine makes an excellent extruded CBD pellet without THC. Available on Dr. Getty’s Free Shipping Store: http://bit.ly/2KOL7Al


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