Horse Twitches Alamogordo NM
We offer professional dog grooming in a fun, relaxed environment. Our shop is located inside Cottonwood Pet Resort, a premier boarding facility located in Alamogordo, NM.
We offer professional dog grooming in a fun, relaxed environment. Our shop is located inside Cottonwood Pet Resort, a premier boarding facility.
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Pet Sitters International
Compassionate and competent house call groomer serving the Albuquerque/Bernalillo area. Full-service spa treatments offered for small dogs and cats only. Reasonable prices as well!
Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services
Ann Housler, owner, is your groomer and kennel owner. She has 15+ years of experience in the business and has also worked in a veterinary clinic as a technician for 7 years. We offer quality grooming and boarding services to cats and dogs. We are open daily. We offer delivery services, and we also offer free nail trims as a walk-in service. Call for more information.
High Rolls Mountain Park, NM
We are a small family owned shop with 19 years grooming experience. We take a limited number of pets at a time, and are better able to give individual attention. Summer residents and vacationers welcome. Please call for appointment.
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding
Pet Sitters International
If you looking for special tender care to your loving pet we help to make them feel comfortable. Specialize in small breeds under 30 pounds. We manage your dogs care and make sure that your pet is intitled to some specail massage treatment while taking care of the necessities such as: anal glands, ears and nails. You will note that your pet is well groomed and will enjoy the home and special enviornment.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services
Written by Melissa Cassutt
There are three basic types of restraint that can be effective during an emergency: location restraint, physical restraint and chemical restraint. Colorado veterinarian Ruth Sorensen discusses different techniques of twitching, a form of physical restraint that can help control your horse as you address an emergency.
In part two, Sorensen explains how to properly apply three different types of hobbles. Our series on emergency restraint techniques concludes with an article on different types of location restraint, chemical restraint, and special techniques to restrain a foal, mule or donkey.
There are two areas on a horse that can be effectively and humanely twitched—the neck and the nose. Vulnerable anatomy, such as ears, joints or genitals should never be used for restraint. Besides being illegal in some states, ear twitches can cause permanent damage and may actually provoke aggression in some horses.
There are a few situations in which a twitch should not be used. These include if a horse is:
• Thrashing. To ensure the safety of the horse and the handler, a horse that is thrashing (as is often the case with a bad colic) should not be twitched or restrained with any other technique.
• Hurt in the area to be twitched. This may sound obvious, but it still deserves to be noted. Do not apply a twitch to an injured area, such as a sunburned muzzle or a shoulder suffering from a laceration.
• Acting up. Twitching should be used only in an emergency, and only to restrain a horse long enough to prevent further injury as the situation is being handled. Twitching should never be used as a form of discipline.
Nose twitches can be applied by hand or with a piece of equipment.
As for twitching equipment, there are three basic types of nose twitches:
• Humane twitches. These metal clamps hinge at one end to squeeze the upper lip, and fasten at the opposite end with a snap. Though called humane twitches, Sorensen says they can end up causing injury by pinching or slipping loose.
• Rope-end twitches. These twitches are comprised of a long stick with a rope loop at one end. The loop is applied to the upper lip and twisted tight. As with the humane twitch, these can also have a problem with slipping.
• Chain-end twitches. These twitches are the same as a rope-end twitch, but instead of a rope loop, they have a chain loop, which provides more grip.
Whatever type of twitch you use, it’s important to stay active and aware when twitching a horse. If using your hands, “work the twitch” by pulsing your hands and massaging the area; if using a piece of equipment, gently and slowly roll the handle over and back, being careful not to loosen the twitch.
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