Horse Grooming Services Jefferson City MO

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D.O.G. Pet Grooming
(573) 632-0029
907H Leslie Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
DOG pet Grooming .Dependable, Original and Gentle. Our Groomer is Certified by the NDGAA and constantly trying to improve her skills of 21 years. Your pet will receive A beautiful clean groom. From a skilled Groomer. Open Monday- Friday By Appointment only. We are still taking in new clients. And can fit your baby in ASAP.
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Shed Bath & Beyond Grooming
(573) 632-4364
1911 St Louis Road
Jefferson City, MO
Arin's Barking Beauties
(573) 556-8228
6009 Hound Hollow Ln
Jefferson City, MO
Hemmel Debbie Dog Groomng
(573) 634-2223
2224 Weathered Rock Rd
Jefferson City, MO
(573) 634-4279
3535 Mo Blvd Ste 115
Jefferson City, MO
Eastland Animal Hospital Dog Grooming
(573) 635-0251
2402 E Mccarty St
Jefferson City, MO
Accent Pets
(573) 291-0206
210 E High St
Jefferson City, MO
Crago, Jim Dvm
(573) 634-7387
2402 E Mccarty St
Jefferson City, MO
Woodland Animal Hospital
(573) 636-8322
600 Eastland Dr
Jefferson City, MO
Southwest Animal Hospital
(573) 635-5411
1809 Southwest Blvd
Jefferson City, MO

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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MO Equine Law


Under Missouri law, an 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 the Revised Statutes of Missouri.  (Sign posting required.)