Yucca


Dawn Bethel
 

Is DAC yucca 5 way safe to give my gelding with cushings? If not what are some other recommendations for arthritis pain?
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Dawn Bethel in Florida 2021


Sherry Morse
 

Yucca is not recommended here.  We do recommend Mov-Ease by My Best Horse, Devil's Claw, and Phytoquench with Devil's Claw.




Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

Yucca can have an insulin resistance effect. In addition to what Sherry mentioned, Hemp Joint is a good combination https://uckele.com/hemp-joint-support-2lb-bag.html . Recent research has shown that Devil's Claw works on cannabinoid receptors. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32842461/ .
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Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001


celestinefarm
 

Dr. Kellon, I am confused at the recommendation in this thread of Hemp Joint to a horse with Cushings. I had considered trying it for Tipperary last year, but then read your response to a member asking about the actual mechanism by which CBD works last year and avoided using it. As part of that thread , this was your response.

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
10/15/21   

In ADHD, PTSD, seizures, etc. it's not a matter of flow being blocked per se but rather an imbalance in the production of neurotransmitters.

CBD actually reduces dopamine effects.

PPID isn't a problem with too much dopamine. It's too little. There's no evidence that CBD could actually cause this in a normal individual but it might have a significant effect in one that is already abnormal.  CBD does bind to dopamine receptors, just like pergolide, but it blocks the effects of dopamine. I wouldn't give it to a PPID horse.

Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001


Has there been new research done demonstrating that CBD does not block dopamine or am I misunderstanding it's effects?
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Dawn Wagstaff and Tipperary   

Saline, MI  2003

Tipperary Case History

Juniper Case history: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Dawn%20and%20Juniper/Case%20history%20Juniper.pdf .


Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

You are correct, Dawn. I was thinking in terms of insulin effects, not dopamine.
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Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001