New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA


Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care (CE), University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Clinical Specialties: Emergency Services/Clinical Care
Research Areas: Equine colic, Equine duodenitis-proximal jejunitis, Equine gastrointestinal disease
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University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Dept of Clinical Studies
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road

Her general clinical interest is equine emergency and critical care, especially equine emergency surgery. Her primary focus is on gastrointestinal disease causing colic particularly challenging surgical lesions.

Her research is focussed on colic, gastrointestinal disease, emergency/critical care, intestinal ischemia, growth factors, gene therapy, fracture healing and osteomyelitis.

Morello Samantha, Southwood Louise L, Engiles Julie, Slack Joann, Crack Aaron, Springate Christopher M K Effect of Intraperitoneal PERIDAN™ Concentrate Adhesion Reduction Device on Clinical Findings, Infection, and Tissue Healing in an Adult Horse Jejunojejunostomy Model. Veterinary surgery : VS : , 2012.

Cohen J M, Southwood L L, Engiles J, Leitch M, Nunamaker D M Effects of a novel hydrogel on equine bone healing: a pilot study. Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T 25: 184-91, 2012.

Southwood Louise L, Kawcak Christopher E, Hidaka Chisa, McIlwraith C Wayne, Werpy Natasha, Macleay Jennifer, Frisbie David D Evaluation of Direct In Vivo Gene Transfer in an Equine Metacarpal IV Ostectomy Model Using an Adenoviral Vector Encoding the Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 and Protein-7 Gene. Veterinary surgery : VS : , 2012.

Freeman K D, Southwood L L, Lane J, Lindborg S, Aceto H W Post operative infection, pyrexia and perioperative antimicrobial drug use in surgical colic patients. Equine Veterinary Journal 44: 476-81, 2012.

Morello SL, Southwood LL, Engiles J, Slack J, Crack A, Springate CMK Safety of Intraperitoneal Fucoidan Solution in a Jejunojejuno Model in Adult Horses: Postmortum Findings Veterinary Surgery : , 2010.

Southwood LL, Cohen J, Busschers E, Habecker P Acquired jejunal diverticula in a yearling Arabian filly Veterinary Surgery : 101-106, 2010.

Southwood LL, Gassert T, Lindborg S Survival of geriatric compared to mature non-geriatric horses with colic. Part 1: Admission historical, physical examination, and laboratory date Equine Vet Journal : 621-627, 2010.

Lane J, Cohen J, Zedler S, Hollis A, Southwood LL Right dorsal colon resection and bypass for treatment of right dorsal colitis Veterinary Surgery : 879-883, 2010.

Southwood LL, Dolente BA, Lindborg S, Russell G Survival rate of horses admitted on an emergency basis to a university referral hospital Equine Vet Journal : 1-6, 2009.

Underwood C, Southwood LL. McKeown LP, Knight D Complications and survival associated with surgical compared to medical management of horses with duodenitis-proximal jejunitis. Equine Vet Journal : 373-378, 2008.

Southwood LL Can we improve intestinal healing with growth factors? Proceedings of the 18th Annual ACVS Veterinary Symposium : , 2008.

Magdesian KG, Southwood LL Monitoring. A Colour Handbook of Equine Emergency and Critical Care : , 2007 (In Press).

Southwood LL Postoperative colic patients. A Colour Handbook of Equine Emergency and Critical Care : , 2007 (In Press).

BVSc University of Sydney, 1993

MS Colorado State University, 1998

PhD Colorado State University, 2002

BSc (Vet) University of Sydney, 1991