“Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine” A review of a newly published text chapter

A personal review of the cannabis chapter from the newly published text:

Nutraceuticals in Veterinary Medicine.


This textbook was recently published by Springer Nature and is described as follows: “This unique work compiles the latest knowledge around veterinary nutraceuticals, commonly referred to as dietary supplements, from ingredients to final products in a single source.  More than sixty chapters organized in seven sections collate all related aspects of nutraceutical research in animal health and disease, among them many novel topics…” I was thrilled to see it contains a comprehensive chapter on cannabis.

I have not read the entire text, only the following chapter:

“Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine: Cannabinoid Therapies for Animals,” authored by Joshua A. Hartsel, Kyle Boyar, Andre Pham, Robert J. Silver, and Alexandros Makriyannis.

The authors acknowledge that the veterinary profession needs evidence to support the safe and effective use of cannabinoid therapies and they attempt to provide this type of data for the reader.

I found this chapter to be well written and organized.  It covered a broad range of topics including regulatory issues, basic pharmacology, different conditions for which cannabis can be helpful, the current state of veterinary knowledge including: the ECS, chemistry, terpenes, a review of relevant studies and dosing strategies and finally, product formulations.   Overall, it was thorough, informative and in my opinion, a really good read.

Thank you to the authors, editors and publisher for creating this text, which may serve as a valuable reference for those veterinary professionals seeking to explore cannabinoid therapeutics.

Click below to learn more about this text and the individual chapter, and to purchase and download directly from the publisher:

Entire text info:  https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030046231

Cannabis chapter info:   https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-04624-8_10

Note:  I am not affiliated in any way, nor do I have any financial stake in the items discussed above.  I am simply passing on what I believe to be worthwhile information.