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Horse Grooming Services Springfield MO

Local resource for horse grooming in Springfield. 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.

Alma's Pet Services
(417) 368-2422
Springfield, MO
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Perfect Paws, LLC
(417) 887-7757
3158 South Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO
Description
Unique colorful shop, displaying photos of our extended family. We feature kind, gentle grooming to all dogs and cats by skilled professional groomers. Open Mon-Sat 7:30a to 6p.Extended hours as necessary. Scissor work, nails, pads, anals, hand plucked ears, and sanitary. Pets are walked, given water, bandana or bows, treats and cologne. Your pet is Proud of our work!

Tender Care Grooming
(417) 863-0909
2500 N. Grant Ave.
Springfield, MO
Description
At Tender Care Grooming, we love your pet as much as you do!! Mention you saw this ad and get 5% off grooming. Open Tuesday-Saturday. Drop off between 7:30-9:00 a.m.

Best Buddies Pet Grooming Salon
(417) 744-2275
183 SE Hwy 60
Billings, MO
Description
Professional all breed pet grooming with TLC since 1994. Salon owner is a former hairstylist to humans who is now a pet stylist! We try very hard to accommodate each and every customer and their pet to meet their grooming needs and schedules. Late evening appointments available--also, pickup and delivery if needed.

Perfect Paws LLC
(417) 887-7757
3158 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO

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Jan's Grooming
(417) 883-2547
2500 S. Holland Suite F
Springfield, MO
Description
Jan's Grooming offers both Dog and Cat grooming by appointment.

All Breed Pet Grooming
(417) 890-0530
1342 S. Glenstone Ave.
Springfield, MO
Description
At All Breed Pet Grooming we believe that every dog has his day. We offer a full grooming salon and a wide variety of pet products. Tanya, owner and groomer, and the other friendly staff is well educated and truly cares for you and your pet. We are open Monday thru Saturday, 9a.m. to 5p.m.

Elite Petite Dog Grooming
(417) 725-8212
108 E. Mt. Vernon St.
Nixa, MO
Description
Betty, and her girls are professionals. Our Motto is We Love to Groom and it shows. We only groom small dogs.with tender love and care.Open Tues.- Friday.

Four Paws Grooming Salon
(417) 869-8099
433 W Grand St
Springfield, MO
 
Animal Care Center
(417) 883-7600
2424 S Campbell Ave Ste 110
Springfield, MO
 
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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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MO Equine Law

Missouri

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.)