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Horse Grooming Services Columbus GA

Local resource for horse grooming in Columbus. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to horse groomers, as well as advice and content on animal grooming, pet care, horse brushes, and horse auctions.

Klippers
(706) 568-3337
5727B Moon Rd
Columbus, GA
Description
A full service salon offering Dog and Cat Grooming with special services includ Hair coloring and coat enhancing treatments, pamper your pet Here at Klippers we treat your pet like Royalty. We specialize in all breed dog grooming and offer pickup and delivery services of your pet. Open Tuesday-Saturday. Special express service for out of towners
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Show Grooming Services

Animal Care Clinic
(706) 225-8555
2540 Wynnton Road
Columbus, GA
 
Abc & D Dog Grooming
(706) 322-1023
3826 2nd Ave
Columbus, GA
 
2Nd Avenue Animal Hospital
(706) 507-7299
4025 2nd Ave
Columbus, GA
 
Northside Animal Hospital
(706) 748-2920
5360 Veterans Pkwy
Columbus, GA
 
Paws Kountry LLC
(334) 291-1411
9160 Lee Road 246 Suite C
Smiths Station, AL
Description
Paws Kountry is a full service grooming salon located in Smiths Station, AL (Across from Terry's Grocery) and only 3 minutes from HomeDepot. We also offer Doggie Day Care, Boarding and a Self Wash Service. Check us out on facebook Paws Kountry ... under Local Business. Spa Hours Tuesday - Friday 8am - 6pm, Saturday 9am -3pm and Closed Sunday and Monday. Treat your four legged babies to a day at the Spa call for an apt. today at 334-291-1411.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred

Artistic Pet Salon
(706) 568-1558
4011 Forest Rd
Columbus, GA

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PetSmart
(706) 323-6788
1591 BRADLEY PARK DRIVE
COLUMBUS, GA

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Pretty Pet Grooming
(706) 569-7387
4917 Buena Vista Rd
Columbus, GA
 
Dramatic Paws Pet Boutique & Grooming
(706) 494-2900
1803 Garrard St
Columbus, GA
 
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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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GA Equine Law

Georgia

Under Georgia law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to Chapter 12 of Title 4 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.  (Sign posting required.)