~ Digital Imaging
~ Surgical Care
There are many avenues of General
Practice from disease prevention to lameness. At
Longworth Equine we offer complete c
are for your horse. Below are some specific areas of
interest when it comes to general health care.
Vaccinations are at the forefront of equine health.
Like humans, horses need to be vaccinated to prevent
illness and the spread of infectious disease. There
are multiple vaccinations available and are
administered based on geographical location.
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Do horses need dental exams? YES!
Horses teeth continuely grow throughout their lives.
When they are foals, as they age
young teeth known as "caps" fall out or in some
cases have to be removed to allow the adult teeth to
make their way in. Also, small teeth known as Wolf
Teeth often appear. It is important to remove these
teeth at a young age since they are positioned where
a bit would sit in the horse's mouth.
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learn more about Dental Care
is a tremendous asset to the evaluation
of your horse. In today's high tech world we
are fortunate to have advances in digital radiology
technology which allows bone imaging at its finest.
Digital Radiograph Services better enhance
our ability to identify and treat lameness and other
medical conditions. Digital Radiography is a better
and more cost effective solution for owners and
trainers trying to identify the source of lameness,
such as Laminitis or other bone related issues…
Click here to Learn the First Signs of Laminitis
Longworth Equine offers a wide
variety of stallion services:
* Phantom training
Collection for Artificial Cooled Insemination
Collection and Preparation for shipping cooled semen
* Collection for semen freezing
* Preparation of
frozen semen for shipping
* Problem stallions
During breeding season, many stallion owners can bring
their stallions to Scottsdale Equine Reproduction
Center, owned and opperated by Dr. Longworth, to stand
the breeding season. We also have stallions brought in
during the “off” season for semen freezing, testing, and
storage. The semen can be stored and will be shipped on
Some stallion owners choose to haul
their stallions into the SERC to have semen collected
prepared and shipped cool. Then they load up and take
them home. The next time they get a call for semen, they
call and schedule for another collection. This allows
the stallion to remain home while allowing us to collect
and ship the semen.
Longworth Equine offers a
wide variety of mare services:
* Breeding with
Artificial Cooled Insemination
* Breeding with Frozen
* Embryo Transfers
* Embryo Vitrification
* Problem maresWhat is embryo
Embryo transfer involves
removing the embryo from the uterus of the donor mare 7
days after she was bred and ovulated.
The embryo is placed in the uterus of a recipient mare
that also ovulated 7 days ago. The embryo becomes a foal
that develops in the recipient mare. When the foal is
born, it retains the DNA of the original donor mare and
allion to which she was bred.
Now we can also
freeze the embryo. This allows many other options for
timing and marketing. We can guarantee the foal will be
born in January by thawing and transferring an embryo in
February. You can sell the frozen embryo and ship it,
instead of the foal itself.
Young mares still
competing, old mares that cannot carry a foal, valuable
mares that you want to market more than one foal per
year, trying to prove a young stallion by breeding
multiple times to a good mare, and banking many foals
from an older mare are all reasons for embryo transfer.
Embryo Freezing Flash-
American Quarter Horse Assn. has approved frozen embryo
foals for registry. This allows you to collect embryos
through the summer and fall to be frozen and transferred
in the spring. Thereby, maximizing the number of foals
produced per year, all being born in January of the next
year. Longworth Equine has had proven success with a
live foal birth from a frozen embryo. “Chilly” was born
in January 2009.
Dr. Longworth performs field surgical procedures such as
castrations, laceration repair and growth removal and
biopsy. When it comes to emergencies or injuries which
require more extensive procedures such as colic or stem
cell, the horses are referred to the surgeons at
Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center.
certified surgeons Dr. Renee Andrea and Dr. Elaine
Carpenter along with emergency support staff at
Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center, are prepared
24-hours a day, 7 days a week to perform emergency
surgical procedures, including colic surgery.
Additionally, both surgeons perform soft-tissue and
orthapedic procedures including stem-cell and IRAP
treatments. These doctors work closely with Dr.
Longworth to diagnose, treat and provide follow-up care
to the patients operated on at Chaparral Veterinary