Breeding and Reproductive Services
With over 35 years of experience in equine medicine Dr. Tim Phillips provides the very best in equine reproductive care. Our breeding facility is a clean, safe and stress free environment for your mares, foals and stallions. A big advantage our clients have with breeding and foaling their mares at our facility is having Dr. Phillips living on-site. With ultrasounds and breeding occurring at the farm the need for expensive “farm calls” is eliminated. With close monitoring and the use of our “Foal Alert System” Dr. Phillips is able to be with your mare for her entire delivery. In the case of an emergency, there is no second guessing or waiting for the veterinarian to arrive.
- Breeding soundness exams
- Uterine Culture and Biopsy
- Breeding Management
- Artificial Insemination - with fresh, cooled or frozen semen
- Deep Horn Insemination
- Embryo Collection, Transfer and Shipment
- Oocyte Flushing and Transfer information available in coordination with In Foal Inc.
- Twin Reduction
- Pregnancy Monitoring
- High risk Pregnancy Management
- Breeding Soundness Exams
- Training to Mount the Phantom
- Semen Collection and Evaluation
- Semen Receiving and Shipping
- Monitoring Mare at end of Pregnancy
- Veterinarian Attended Foaling
- Emergency Treatment of Dystocia
- Assistance for Retained Placentas
- Placental Examination
- Post-Partum Mare Exam
- Newborn Foal Examination
- Foal IgG Snap Test (test for passive immune transfer)
- Plasma Transfusions
Desert Valley Equine Center looks forward to serving you and your horses. We strive to provide compassionate, cost-effective equine veterinary care to help ensure your horse’s general wellness as well as to treat short-term and chronic conditions.
Our computerized appointment systems allows for great efficiency. Call our office, and our receptionists will do their best to find a convenient time for you.
If you are having an emergency, call us, and we will work together to get you help as quickly as possible.
During our standard exam, we’ll review your horse’s medical history, check his or her heart, lungs, stomach sounds, eyes and mouth. We’ll make recommendations for optimal care and diet, and ensure your horse is current on vaccinations.
Dr. Tim W. Phillips and our staff are always continuing their education to keep up on the latest breakthroughs in diagnostic testing. Tests may require:
- Blood, stool or urine samples
- Using special instruments to test your horse’s eyes
- Other techniques used to diagnose a wide range of health conditions
Deworming and Treatment for Internal Parasites
Unfortunately, all horses are susceptible to worms and other internal parasites. Regular deworming is a crucial part of your horse’s health. We’ll review your current regimen of deworming medications and possibly prescribe new ones.
Treatment for Infectious Diseases
We strive to avoid serious problems before they happen, administering vaccinations for tetanus, equine encephalomyelitis and other preventable infectious diseases. Nonetheless, if your horse contracts an infectious disease, such as strangles or Potomac horse fever, we deliver state-of-the-art treatment to minimize damage and restore health.
Treatment for Injury or Trauma
When your horse has an accident and suffers an injury or other trauma, Desert Valley Equine Center is there for you. Whether it’s a head injury, broken bone, wound or exertional rhabdomyolysis, we’ll prescribe the best medications and therapies to keep your horse comfortable and speed up the healing process.
Treatment for Congenital Conditions
Some horses may have a congenital condition, ranging from hypothyroidism to stationary night blindness. We’ll diagnose your horse’s problems and make our best treatment recommendations.
Desert Valley Equine Center accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discovery and American Express. Collecting payment at the time services are rendered helps us keep our costs down for all our patients.
If your horse requires hospitalization or surgery, feel free to request an estimate.