Horse Twitches Apache Junction AZ
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Pet Sitters International
A full service pet salon, providing gentle professional pet grooming services with hand finish scissor work by experienced groomers for all breeds of dogs and cats. Bows, bandanas & colognes included. Walk-in nail clipping & griding avialable.
Tired of leaving your pet at the groomers all day? Our full service salon offers grooming by appointment.Owner Karen Shellberg has over 25 years experience. All grooming includes nail trimming ,bath with premium shampoo appropriate for your dogs coat,anal glands expressed,ears cleaned and remoisterizer. hours are Monday thru Saturday by appointment
Apache Junction, AZ
Apache Junction, AZ
All breed pet grooming, cats too! Full service salon with specialty baths, conditioners and scissor finish haircuts.
My name is Rena Hardman and I am an Certified Master Groomer with the International Professional Groomers, Inc. You can find me grooming in Mesa, Arizona. I am available for grooming Tuesday through Saturday. I love grooming both dogs and cats. Give me a call and I'll show you why grooming by a certified master groomer is better than all the rest!
Gilbert location, kind and caring experienced groomers make this a happy and efficient place to get your pet groomed. Full line of medicated shampoos, "comfort" mats and other products to keep your pet safe, and healthy. Vet recomended. Our business was built by referral!
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.
Note that ...