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Horse Grooming Services Moorhead MN

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Bubba & Co.
(701) 235-4959
1345 University Drive South
Fargo, ND
Description
At Bubba & Company we offer top quality pet products and services. Stop in for self-serve or full-service wash or groom! We also offer supervised pet daycare and overnight boarding while you are away! We don't limit ourselves to canines, bring the cat too! At Bubba & Company pets are family!

Natural Pet Center
(701) 239-0110
3037 13th Avenue South
Fargo, ND
Description
Professional grooming services for your dogs and cats. Many options are available for grooming from full service to bath/brush service, to single services. Call today and talk to our groomer about your options. We also have healthy pet food, yummy treats, fun toys and supplies for cats and dogs. Call today!

Fargo Boarding & Grooming Svc
(701) 282-0197
4108 3rd Av N
Fargo, ND
 
Rovers Playhouse
(701) 232-7529
3405 Main Ave
Fargo, ND
 
Great Pets
(701) 478-7387
2430 University Dr S
Fargo, ND
 
Scales & Tails Pet Grooming and Supplies
(701) 347-0111
Westfield Strip Mall
Fargo, ND
Description
A full service dog and cat grooming facility located in Fargo North Dakota, offering quality grooming by skilled groomers. The business is both owned and operated by the groomers themselves who take a pride in their work and know the success of their business depends on the happiness of their clients human, canine and feline.

Groomed by Colleen
(701) 356-5558
1801 57th Ave S
Fargo, ND
Description
Professional dog grooming done in a quiet home with over 15 years experience.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Canine Academy
(701) 232-7693
2202 3rd Ave N
Fargo, ND
 
PETCO Grooming
(701) 281-0330
1126 43rd St S
Fargo, ND
 
Shaggys Self Serve Dog Wash
(701) 232-4367
3120 25th St S
Fargo, ND
 

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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