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Horse Grooming Services Fort Pierce FL

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Dogs Gone Wild, LLC
(772) 781-7123
Palm City, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Dog Gone Pretty
(772) 489-7773
5211 Okeechobee Rd
Fort Pierce, FL
 
Tri County Animal Hospital Boarding And Grooming Facility
(772) 577-5680
1807 Okeechobee Rd
Fort Pierce, FL
 
All Star Grooming And Pet Supplies
(772) 464-3640
2996 N US Highway 1
Fort Pierce, FL
 
Pet Check
(772) 466-1287
2302 S 10th St
Fort Pierce, FL
 
Bark Avenue Grooming & Pet Day Care
(772) 283-2201
1030 SW Martin Downs Blvd.
Palm City, FL
Description
Bark Avenue is a first class salon. The owner, Leslie Golden, is committed to all pets. She provides a relaxed atmosphere so your pet is comfortable. She is a South Florida grooming school graduate, Master Groomer status. Our Retail area includes toys, clothes, beds, treats and more. Open Monday thru Friday and some Saturdays with standing appointments only. Come check us out, Bark Avenue Grooming.

Paw Paw'S Pet Parlor
(772) 462-6565
1000 S US Highway 1
Fort Pierce, FL
 
Puppy Love
(772) 464-1721
6779 N Us Highway 1
Fort Pierce, FL

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Robins Mobile Pet Grooming
(772) 595-9891
2940 S 25th St
Fort Pierce, FL
 
C & J Dog Grooming
(772) 618-4102
4824 N Kings Hwy
Fort Pierce, FL
 
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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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FL Equine Law

Florida

Under Florida law, an equine 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.  (Sign posting required.)