Equine Exam Services from Michael J. Suit, DVM, LLC
Your horse is member of your family, but is he receiving the same degree of medical scrutiny as the rest of your household? Diseases, injuries, and other health problems can lurk undetected unless you're keeping a close eye on your horse's wellness. Fortunately, you can do just that by taking advantage of the equine wellness exams services offered by Michael J. Suit, DVM, LLC.
Why Does Your Horse Need an Equine Wellness Exam?
Horses may be hardy animals, but they're also vulnerable to a variety of disorders. With threats from ailments such as ringworm, sweet itch (the result of midge bites), and a bacterial condition known as mud fever that affects both the skin and the heels, skin problems are quite common. Digestive issues such as colic may be as mundane as a dietary problem or as serious as a twisted gut. Respiratory "bugs" can start out as colds and then progress into serious lung conditions. Laminitis, a common cause of permanent lameness, can be caused by undiagnosed hoof issues, dietary imbalances, digestive problems, or injuries that affect weight bearing. Teeth that overgrow into sharp ridges can lacerate the insides of the mouth. These and other problems can be nipped in the bud through regular preventative care. An annual equine wellness exam is the first step in keeping your horse healthy.
What to Expect from Our Loveland Equine Veterinarian
Don't worry about bringing your horse to our Loveland equine veterinarian for wellness exams. Our mobile services come to you, examining your horse on site, and making any necessary treatment recommendations or lifestyle suggestions from the comfort of your own property. A typical equine exam includes:
- Vital sign measurements
- Listening to the gut for sounds that indicate digestive or abdominal problems
- Examination of the hooves to check for laminitis, infections, or injuries
- Evaluation of the eyes and ears
- Equine dental checkups and tooth floating
- Fecal exams to check for parasitic infestations
- Any vaccinations or booster shots that your horse may need
- Recommendations for diet, nutrition, exercise, environmental changes, or pest prevention as needed
- Analysis of your horse's stance, gait, balance, and behavior to detect musculoskeletal or neurological issues
If we find a problem that calls for treatment, don't fret. Our experienced Loveland equine veterinarian will explain the situation, discuss treatment options with you, and provide the high-quality care your horse needs.
Schedule Wellness Exams, Equine Dental Care, and More
From wellness exams and vaccinations to equine dental care, Michael J. Suit, DVM, LLC is your horse's source for preventative checkups and procedures. Call 970-218-7947 today for an exam!