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Well, it has been a long hot and humid summer here in the east and shows no signs of letting up. The west has been worse, and I hope you, your loved ones and your critters are safe from the fires. Please send prayers and donations to the rescue efforts happening in fire country. After our drought in the middle of the summer, it is now raining every day and the horse’s feet are turning into mush. Always a challenge with horses, but also many opportunities to learn new things. Hopefully, the fall season will bring us better weather to ride and enjoy our horses.
 
With many working from home and having more time to ride, I have been swamped. For the time being, I will not be able to take on new clients for treatments or consults, but will continue to add informative articles, videos, and webinars to help improve your horse’s health. Look for an exciting new series this fall.
 
 Be well, stay safe
~Joyce Harman, DVM

Nutritious Hemp Seeds Are a Good Source of Protein

Hemp is all the buzz these days, and for good reason. It's a plant with literally thousands of uses. Hemp is used for clothing, to fuel, to paper and everything in between. It is a weed and capable of growing in many different conditions with little additional fertilizer or other inputs. Hemp is nutritious and can have medicinal properties.
 
Definitions
  • Hemp is known by the Latin plant names as Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica. There is not a clear botanical differentiation between the two species, despite some claims otherwise. And in modern times cross breeding has blurred the lines even more. Hemp is a cannabis plant that contains no detectable level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the ingredient that can make the user “high.”
  • Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are found only in the seeds of the plant. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that cannot be made in the body, so it needs to be eaten.
  • Industrial hemp is generally grown for its fiber (stems) and seeds. The plants are grown close to each other to promote tall stemmy fibrous plants with lots of seeds. It contains very little if any of the cannabinoids (CBDs) found in the leaves.
  • Medicinal hemp is grown to enhance the leaf and bud growth, with high levels of CBD and no omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids.
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So which is better for your horse?

If you are looking for additional fuel (protein and fats) go with some hemp seeds or oil. You will get the benefit of the immune support and mild anti-inflammatory effects of the Omega’s fatty acids. If you are looking for significant help with joint support, or immune support, or to help normalize the inflammatory responses you may find that the CBD version does more. Joyce Harman, DVM                                               

Links to Resources 



COVID-19 Resources 
https://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/covid-19-resources

If you need to treat conditions at home with less veterinary support than normal. The Airjector CO2 therapy is particularly useful for lymphangitis cases, large wounds, deep infections and laminitis. https://www.airjectorvet.com/

The Assisi loop can help with healing of many soft tissue and bone injuries. https://harmanyequine.vetsfirstchoice.com/Dosage/Assisi-Loop%C2%AE-2-0/p/3010055

Harmany Equine YouTube Page check out the playlist Good Healthmanship(tm)  
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI9OboK6fD-Tdv3nyvj_S_Zly7Cywru_o
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