Michael J. Suit, DVM, LLC, Your Source for Horse Vaccinations in Loveland
Horses are sturdy, robust animals to be sure, but they're not impervious to health challenges. There are a variety of common diseases and parasites out there that can prove extremely hazardous, or even fatal, to your beloved horse. Fortunately, you can help defend your horse against these potential threats by scheduling the necessary vaccinations. Michael J. Suit, DVM, LLC will be happy to serve as your source for horse vaccinations in Loveland.
Vaccinations Help Your Horse Stay Healthy
Think of vaccinations as a form of horse training, only in this case, you're specifically training your horse's immune system. By administering harmless forms of a given disease into your horse's body, our Loveland equine veterinarian teaches your horse’s immune system how to start producing antibodies against a real attack. The body will then continue producing these antibodies as needed for the life of the vaccine, so that when or if a genuine disease exposure occurs, the immune system is ready to respond. Horse vaccinations can be given as intramuscular injections or, in some cases, via an intranasal inhaler.
Core and Risk-Based Vaccinations from Our Loveland Equine Veterinarian
What kinds of diseases do horses need to be protected against? Most horses are threatened by the same "core" set of common, dangerous diseases. Our Loveland equine veterinarian routinely administers core vaccinations against:
- Rabies, a fatal disease passed through mammal bites
- West Nile virus, another disease commonly transmitted to horses via mosquitos
- Tetanus, which is easily spread through exposure to manure or soil
- Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis, variants of a virus that attacks the brains of horses, causing seizures and death
Core vaccinations are typically administered together during the spring months, when the associated diseases present the biggest threat. We may also recommend additional vaccinations for your horses during this season and/or the fall months, based on your horse's risk of exposure. Your horse may benefit from risk-based vaccinations against:
- Equine viral arteritis
Keep in mind that a single set of vaccinations won't protect your horse for life. We will give you a schedule for booster shots as a means of assuring that your horse's protection continues uninterrupted.
Protect Your Horse by Calling Michael J. Suit, DVM, LLC Today
Give your horse a lifetime of optimal health by calling our Loveland equine veterinarian at 970-218-7947 and scheduling vaccinations!