Equine Surgery and Lameness

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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 comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic expertise in equine lameness and surgery.

Conditions we treat

  • Lameness
    • Laminitis (disease of the hoof, acute or chronic)
    • Navicular disease
    • Developmental orthopedic disease
    • Injuries
  • Soft tissue abnormalities
    • Lacerations
    • Injuries
    • Reproductive abnormalities
  • Upper airway respiratory disease
    • Exercise intolerance
    • Poor performance


  • Advanced imaging
  • Advanced surgical techniques
    • Arthroscopy
    • Bursoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Laparoscopy
    • Tenoscopy
  • Castration and ovarioectomy
  • Dental extraction and endodontics
  • Emergency care
  • Foot care
    • Shoeing assessments
    • In-house farrier services
  • Fracture assessment and repair
  • Lameness examinations
  • Laser surgery
  • Pre-purchase examinations
  • Reproductive surgery
  • Wound assessment and repair

Specialized technology

  • ASIF locking plate system
  • Assisted recovery system
  • Computed tomography (CT) scanner
  • Digital radiology
  • Digital ultrasound
  • Fluoroscopic-guided imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner

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