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Healthy Teeth Happy Horse

Healthy Teeth Happy Horse

By Louise Marron, DVM As the field of veterinary medicine has evolved, the importance of high quality dental care has become increasingly apparent.  The mouth serves a vital role as the entry point for nutrition, the foundation of health.  The mouth is...

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Diabetes In Pets

Diabetes In Pets

By Dr. Melissa Gisleson, DVM Diabetes affects both dogs and cats. It is a condition where for one reason or another, the body is unable to control blood sugar levels throughout the day. With people, Diabetes is often classified as Type I or Type II...

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Wound Care and Skin Grafting

Wound Care and Skin Grafting

By Charles Maker, DVM Serious limb wounds and their complications such as infections, contribute significantly to the time to complete healing and cost of repair for affected horses. Traumatic limb injuries are particularly challenging due to their...

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Otitis – Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats

Otitis – Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats

by Kelly Stalpes, DVM Ever notice your dog or cat scratching or rubbing at their ears? Or shaking their head? Red, itchy ears are a common reason for our small animal companions to visit the vet, and the medical name for this condition is otitis. Otitis...

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New Lameness Treatment For Osteoarthritis

New Lameness Treatment For Osteoarthritis

By Charles Maker, DVM Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis is one of the main causes of lameness in horses. DJD occurs when the joint cartilage is destroyed producing pain and inflammation which in turn reduces your horse’s performance....

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Wooly Coats and Cresty Necks

Wooly Coats and Cresty Necks

Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders in our Horses By Kelly Stalpes, DVM As our horses age, they become more likely to develop endocrine and metabolic disorders. One of the most common diseases of horses and ponies 15 and older is a condition called Equine...

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Heat Stress In Horses

Heat Stress In Horses

By Chuck Maker, DVMHorses can't "chill out" as easily as humans - they need a little help especially at our altitude with its relatively low humidity and high UV index and thin air.  Summertime is great - but hot, especially this year, it seems.  Seasonal...

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Nutrition

Nutrition

By Kelly Stalpes, DVM We’ve all heard the phrase “you are what you eat” in reference to our dietary choices. Food matters and is a large component of a healthy lifestyle not only for us, but for our pets as well. Proper diets can contribute to overall...

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What’s Bugging My Horse?

What’s Bugging My Horse?

By Chuck Maker, DVM Summer is in full-swing and with the lovely weather comes an increase in bugs. Bites or stings can cause itching or painful swelling at the site, and they may become prone to infection. To keep your horse comfortable, it is important to...

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Serving the pets of the Roaring Fork Valley since 1970.

At Alpine Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

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Phone: 970-963-2371
Fax: 970-963-2372
Email: customerservice@alpinevet.com

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Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sun: Closed

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17776 Highway 82
Carbondale, CO 81623
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