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Information for Veterinarians

Referral Dentistry

We are happy to assist you by offering radiograph or oral endoscopy diagnostics and conservative treatment/oral extraction options for equine teeth. Conservative treatments of problems such as cavities and diastemas have been an evolving part of equine medicine to prevent removal of the tooth, and we are happy to assist you with these options. When necessary an extraction of a tooth can also be performed, and often times these horses can be sent home on the same day. If extraction is not an option in the field we can refer the horse to our surgical service for repulsion of the tooth. Please contact us with any questions or to make an appointment for consultation (970)-297-5000.

Referral Imaging


We are fully equipped with portable digital radiograph units and are happy to assist you in the field with capturing images of regions of interest. We are capable of capturing images of the head, neck, and limbs. We can provide these images on a thumb drive or e-mail on site and if interested we can submit them to our radiologists in the hospital for further interpretation.


We offer both gastroscope and upper airway endoscopy including the ability to enter guttural pouches. These examinations can be performed on a consult basis with a teamed appointment to support your client.


Our team can perform ultrasound imaging of musculoskeletal system or of the abdomen or thorax. Dr. Elsbeth Swain is a boarded internist and can consult with you and your client on cases including complicated pneumonia, neoplasia, fevers of unknown origin, diarrhea, and hepatic or renal imaging.


If you have a horse in the field with an arrhythmia and referral to the hospital cardiology department is not an option, a consult can be arranged with ECG to characterize the arrhythmia and develop next step recommendations for your client.

Emergency On-Call Services

Our team is available 24-7 to serve your clients during needed leave of absence or vacation periods. We hope to support your clients while you are out of the office and communicate with you to ensure the horses receive the best care. It is our intention that you have all the information you need to continue the care effectively. Please do not hesitate to contact our team with any questions.

Contact Us:
Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523

(970) 297-5000

(970) 297-1205

24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(970) 297-5000
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
(970) 297-5000