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Horse Grooming Services Bowling Green KY

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Best Friends Pooch Parlor
270-782-DOGS (3647)
5966 Scottsville Road Suite 1
Bowling Green, KY
Description
Grooming your Best Friend for 29 years featuring Hydrosurge bathing massage systems. New state of the art equipment. Specializing in hand scissoring.Complete Spaw packages. Aromatherapy shampoos and conditioners, for the most relaxing experience.Your pet deserves a spaw day too! Grooming by Cheri.Member of the International Society of Canine Cosmotologist.

Adella Pet Salon
(270) 282-6096
622 State Street
Bowling Green, KY
Description
Adella Pet Salon is a full service pet grooming and pampering destination! Treat your pet to all natural aromatherapy products and the skilled hands of our stylist. Call today for an appointment!

Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center
(270) 781-5041
6000 Scottsville Rd
Bowling Green, KY
 
Best Friends Grooming Salon
(270) 782-3647
5966 Scottsville Rd
Bowling Green, KY
 
Petco
(270) 746-0320
1680 Campbell Ln
Bowling Green, KY
 
Magic's Pet Salon
(270) 846-3944
1043 Pedigo Way
Bowling Green, KY
Description
Magic's offers a clean and quiet salon atmosphere. All dogs are handled personally by Lisa, owner and groomer, and her husband. We love dogs and it shows! Sedatives never used. Call today to schedule an appointment. Open Tuesday thru Saturday. * Special service - we complete most dogs in several hours! We do not require that dogs be left all day.

Groomingdale'S Salon & Day Spa
(270) 842-4717
2480 Richpond Rd
Bowling Green, KY
 
Animal Hospital
(270) 781-5606
1777 Campbell Ln
Bowling Green, KY
 
A Cut Above Pet Salon
(270) 782-9117
914 Searcy Way
Bowling Green, KY
 
Tlc Grooming
(270) 846-4006
1260 Us 31w Byp
Bowling Green, KY

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Pre-Purchase Evaluation Process

1. Start at the tip of the horse's nose, putting hands on every single part of the horse's body. Note to a scribe or assistant any variants from normal.

2. Evaluate eyes, ears, nose, throat, lungs, heart, and skin using appropriate tools. Pay particular attention to the joints, feet, and legs of performance horses.

3. Repeat step 2.

4. Draw blood for initial blood counts of the horse at rest. Evaluate profile for liver and kidney function, red and white cell count, muscle enzymes, and any other checks the buyer requests.

5. Weigh the horse. Measure the horse. Document markings.

6. Move to the 100-foot, firm-surfaced, covered longing pen. Longe horse in a specific gait sequence for 12 to 15 minutes, or longer if the horse is an endurance prospect. Listen to heart and lungs again. Draw second blood sample to measure red blood cell counts and hemoglobin, comparing the at exercise profile to the at rest profile.

7. Conduct flexion tests on all joints, grading each joint on each limb separately. The horse is trotted from and to the veterinarian after holding the isolated joint for one minute. The veterinarian will note a score of 0 to 5 at five points of the trot cycle, resulting in an ideal (but rare) score of 00000 (a sound horse).

8. Reattach the longe line and send the horse around again for another 10 to 12 minutes in a specific gait sequence to gauge soundness during extended work.

9. If appropriate, saddle or harness the horse and watch a performance sessio...

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Take Off the Edge


In the September 2004 Western Horseman print feature "Defensive Care," Indiana equine practitioner Timothy Bartlett, D.V.M., offers advice on preventing lower-leg injuries in performance horses. Two of his tips are to properly condition and warm up your horse.

Longeing is a common technique used to work the fresh off horses and to get horses in shape. What you might not realize, however, is that out-of-control longeing - whether the horse is on or off a line - can cause body misalignments, such as canted shoulders and hips, which strains leg tissues and puts a horse at risk for losing his balance and injuring himself.

In this online bonus, Bartlett explains how to bit up your horse and work him in a controlled manner from the ground. His technique also enhances your handle on a horse when you're ready to ride.

Saddle your horse and bridle him with snaffle bit. Place a rein on each bit ring and tie the reins to the saddle horn at a point they make light contact with your horse's mouth. This encourages him to flex at the poll, round his back and drive off his hindquarters for collected movement.


Next, run a 30-foot lariat through the left bit ring, over your horse's poll and down through the right bit ring, and snap it to itself, as shown in Photos 1 and 2. This configuration enhances your control, plus helps keep your horse balanced as he moves, thereby reducing strains and injury.

Longe your horse in a safe enclosure, such as a corral or round pen, b...

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KY Equine Law

Kentucky

Under Kentucky law, a farm animal activity sponsor, farm animal professional, or other person does not have the duty to eliminate all risks of injury to the participation in farm animal activities.  There are inherent risks of injury that you voluntarily accept if you participate in farm animal activities.  (Sign posting required.)