Equine Internal Medicine

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We moved!

All equine services appointments will take place at the new Johnson Family Equine Hospital. When you arrive at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital located at 300 W. Drake Rd., follow signs north toward the equine hospital.

We provide specialized diagnostic and therapeutic expertise for the diagnosis and treatment of medical problems in horses. Our facilities are specially designed to accommodate all horses, from elective to high-risk infectious cases, with appropriate hospital protocols to ensure safety of all of our patients.

Conditions we treat

  • Abnormal chewing or swallowing
  • Choking
  • Chronic or recurrent colic
  • Diarrhea
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Fever
  • Head shaking
  • Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis
  • Infectious diseases
  • Lack of appetite
  • Liver and renal diseases
  • Metabolic disease (Cushings disease)
  • Muscle disease
  • Neurological problems associated with abnormal behavior, gait change, or paralysis
  • Polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSM)
  • Recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis (“tying up”)
  • Respiratory issues, including coughing, nasal discharge, or respiratory noise
  • Sick foals
  • Urinary tract disease
  • Weight loss

Specialized technology

  • EMG capabilities for muscle and/or nervous system disease
  • Endoscopy of the upper airway, gastrointestinal tract, and urinary tract
  • Neonatal intensive care units
  • Radiographic imaging of the abdomen and thorax including myelogram capabilities, ultrasound, and computed tomography (CT) scan for head and neck problems

We partner with the hospital’s diagnostic imaging service to provide advanced imaging technologies and services to our clients.

contact information

Appointments and Referrals Phone: (970) 297-5000, option 3
Help us bring our equine care, teaching, and research under one roof The Johnson Family Equine Hospital will be home to the most trusted, innovative, and highest quality equine healthcare available. With a horse-friendly design, the new facility brings all areas of care together, strengthening our ability to provide exceptional services that improve the physical and emotional well-being of our patients. Give Now