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Practice Name

Alpine Animal Hospital

Primary Location
17776 Highway 82
Carbondale, CO 81623
Phone: (970) 963-2371
Fax: (970) 963-2372

Office Hours

DayHours
Monday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM12:00 PM
SundayClosed
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Endoscopy

An endoscope is an imaging tool that can be used to look inside some parts of the body of the horse in order to identify abnormalities using a camera.

One of the most common reasons for ‘scoping’ a horse is to investigate poor performance or abnormal respiratory noise.  It allows our veterinarian to see if the opening of the windpipe is compromised in any way, making it more difficult for the horse to breathe when exercised. The endoscope is passed up one of the horses nostrils, often with the aid of a mild sedative and into the throat. It guides us in determining the severity of a potential problem and treatment.

The use of fiberoptic endoscopy in the horse has enhanced our diagnostic capabilities for various other body systems as well, including the gastrointestinal tract, and the reproductive tract.  Video endoscopy not only magnifies the structures to make small structures more visible, it also allows you, as the client, to visualize the anatomy as we explain a given problem in your horse.

Examples of disorders diagnosed via endoscopy include:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Small Volume Insemination
  • Procedures involving biopsy of the GI or respiratory tracts
  • Uterine cysts, infections, and scarring
  • Laryngeal Hemiplegia (roaring)
  • Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate
  • Small Airway Inflammatory Disease
  • Urinary Tract Diseases

New Patients Welcome

Learn about Fear Free Visits to the Vet and the Certified Fear Free Professionals at Alpine Animal Hospital.


New Patient Welcome

Refer a friend or family member to our clinic and receive a $25 credit to your account and your friend will receive a $25 credit as well.

Sign up using the form below or call (970) 963-2371 to make an appointment.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment Refer a friend or family member to our clinic and receive a $25 credit to your account and your friend will receive a $25 credit as well. Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Petsimonials

This is the best vet hospital I've ever experienced with multi-generational Maltese puppies. The best ! We are so grateful to have Alpine Vet Hospital in Carbondale, Co

 

Very impressed with the teamwork you all do and we're also fans of the Fear
Free mission. It's nice having care for our pets that is as knowledgeable
and reassuring as you all are. Keep up the good work!

   
Alpine Animal Hospital
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Office Hours

DayHours
Monday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM12:00 PM
SundayClosed
Day Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM Closed
5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 12:00 PM

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