A strong immune system. You might hear this term tossed around regularly in reference to a horse’s health. But what does it really mean? Immune systems are complicated. And, important. This intricate part of bodily functioning is what provides your horse the means to fight off illnesses and even injury. It is the body’s defense mechanism against harm. But common stressors in your horse’s life can affect its immune system, exposing heightened risk of health issues. Fortunately, there are a variety of things that can help keep that immune system ready to protect.

What Affects an Immune System?

So, if your horse is born with an immune system already, what do we have to be concerned about? They’re born with this microscopic army against illness, so they should stay healthy on their own, right? Well, not always.  As aforementioned, their immune system can be compromised by a variety of other factors:

  • High levels of exercise
  • Frequent or long-distance travel
  • Weather changes
  • Deficiencies in their diet
  • Injury
  • Age

If your horse is dealing with one or more of these factors in their routine, it can be harder for them to fight off illness. Even if they aren’t sick, you may notice a dull coat, low energy, or weight loss that could indicate these stressors are internally affecting your horse. Introducing an immunity support supplement can help replenish the necessary nutrients to keep their immune system strong and functioning.

Supplements That Can Help

Just as certain factors can put a strain on the immune system, certain nutrients can help boost it. Adding these too your horse’s diet can help it keep functioning properly. Ingredients such as amino acids, fatty acids, and antioxidant vitamins and minerals all provide support to keep your horse in top condition.

Powder Formula

Cavalor Resist + Vit C for Immune Support for Horses available at FarmVet

Cavalor Resist + Vit C is an easy-to-feed powdered supplement that combines high amounts of Vitamin C with fatty acids, herbs, and amino acids to support your horse’s natural immune responses and help prevent them from getting sick.

Ramard Total Immune Blast for Immune Support for Horses available at FarmVet

Similarly, Ramard Total Immune Blast uses proprietary ingredients, vitamins, and fatty acids to help boost your horse’s immune responses. This supplement is also safe for use in foals to jump-start their immune and bone marrow development, as well as pregnant mares.

Paste Formula

Perfect Products ProtEQtor Immune & Allergy Paste for Immune Support for Horses available at FarmVet

ProtEQtor Immune & Allergy Paste from Perfect Products contains a three-tiered formula to boost immunity and provide defense against seasonal allergies. Bio-active passive immune support, immune balancing, and antioxidant components combine to make this an effective, easy-to-administer option.

Biozyme Vitalize Equine Gel for Immune Support for Horses available at FarmVet

Biozyme’s Vitalize Equine Gel also contains the necessary vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants for optimal immune function. However, the added proprietary Amaferm prebiotics are what make this product unique. These prebiotics help increase nutrient absorption and digestibility, so not only is your horse receiving the necessary nutrient support, but they will also be able to better absorb the nutrients.

Pre-Portioned Formula

Majesty's Omega Wafers for Immune Support for Horses available at FarmVet

Majesty’s Omega Wafers are a unique, no mess, no waste, supplement option. This wafer contains Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9, and Biotin to boost their immune system and reduce inflammation. It is easy to feed – just a wafer a day – and you don’t need to worry about properly portioning out the supplement.

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