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Horse Grooming Services Ocala FL

Local resource for horse grooming in Ocala. 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.

Debbie's Perfect Pets
(352) 861-5200
15040 SW 85th Ave
Dunnellon, FL

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Paws n Clawz Pet Sitting
(352) 624-1719
20 Juniper Pass Trail
Ocala, FL
Description
A Pet's Home Away From Home. Everyone needs a place to hang his or her collar, even if its just for little while! A vacation designed especially for when your pet(s) is in our care. We're pet lovers!
Services
Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Petco
(352) 291-9130
4475 Sw 40th Ave
Ocala, FL
 
State Line Tack In PetSmart
(352) 237-0700
3500 Sw College Rd
Ocala, FL
 
Marion Veterinary Hospital
(352) 289-1919
2532 SE 17th St.
Ocala, FL
 
Bark Ave Pet Spa
(352) 351-2500
3331 E Silver Springs Blvd
Ocala, FL
Description
A full service salon offering dog grooming services by skilled professionals. Your dog will be given first class service, then bathed with the appropriate shampoo for your particular dogs coat. We specialize in small & lg. breed dog grooming. Open Monday-Saturday.

Annette's Pretty Paws Pet Grooming Serivce
(352) 307-2825
5219 SE 113th Street
Belleview, FL
Description
Salon visit includes shampoo and massage, hand brushing, blow-dry, nail trimming, ear cleaning, loose hair removal.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

PetSmart
(352) 237-0700
3500 SW COLLEGE RD
OCALA, FL

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Tom'S Animal Kingdom
(352) 873-7387
3131 Sw College Rd
Ocala, FL
 
Abracadabra Pet Day Spa
(352) 671-3647
2201 Sw College Rd Ste 10
Ocala, 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.)