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Horse Grooming Services Mobile AL

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Bonnie's Dog Grooming
(251) 865-6116
11288 Potter Tract Road
Grand Bay, AL
Description
Established in 1987 in Grand Bay AL and grooming small breeds since 2000 Specializing in poodles, which I show. I work by appointment only so that each client receives special attention. Normally available Monday through Friday daytime hours.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Scott'S Animal Grooming
(251) 479-1848
216 E I65 Service Rd N
Mobile, AL
 
C & S Pet Grooming
(251) 478-8622
3258 Old Shell Rd
Mobile, AL

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Animal House Pet Grooming
(251) 343-9071
5466 Old Shell Rd
Mobile, AL
 
Copeland'S Pet Motel & Grooming Inc
(251) 661-5021
4457 Halls Mill Rd
Mobile, AL
 
Bark's & Bubbles
(251) 478-8555
2502 Old Shell Rd
Mobile, AL

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Old Shell Rd Small Animal Hospital
(251) 272-3804
2658 Old Shell Rd
Mobile, AL
 
Lola Bell'S Pet Grooming Llc
(251) 232-4754
9 S Florida St
Mobile, AL
 
PetSmart
(251) 343-2227
3980 J AIRPORT BLVD
MOBILE, AL

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Bit & Spur Animal Hospital
(251) 344-0871
120 S. University Blvd.
Mobile, AL
 
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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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AL Equine Law

Alabama

Under Alabama Law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury or death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to the Equine Activities Liability Protection Act. (Sign posting required.)