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C-U Pet Sitting Service (CUPSS)
(217) 352-4709
Champaign, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Hap-E-Dog Bath Haus LLC
217-893-DOGS (3647)
1712C E. Grove Ave
Rantoul, IL
Description
Full service salon offering dog grooming by skilled professionals. Your dogs will be treated like our own four legged kids, which includes nails and dewclaw trimming , then shampoo and conditioner treatment. We also have two Do-it-yourself bay's, for bathing your own dogs, we supply everything you need. Pickup and delivery for locals. Open Tuesday - Saturday 8am-5pm

Pet Pro
(217) 355-5051
1815 W Kirby Ave
Champaign, IL
 
Countryview Animal Clinic
(217) 689-0707
2619 W Springfield Ave
Champaign, IL
 
Bark Avenue Canine Coiffures
(217) 398-9150
2909 Crestridge Dr
Champaign, IL
 
Tangled Knot Grooming
(217) 328-0822
804 1/2 E. Main Street
Urbana, IL
Description
Full service salon. Certified groomer with over 15 years of experience. Specialize in small breed styling. All natural shampoos and conditioners.

Danalyn's VIP Grooming
(217) 766-0667
509 Bloomington Road
Champaign, IL
 
Leisure Time Pet & Hobby Inc
(217) 352-4007
807 N Mattis Ave
Champaign, IL
 
Pet Pro Grooming
(217) 355-5051
1815 W Kirby Ave
Champaign, IL
 
PetSmart
(217) 351-9244
2017 N Prospect Ave
CHAMPAIGN, IL

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Safe Twitching

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.
Safe Twitching

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.
To apply a nose twitch by hand, grasp the “meaty” part of the upper lip under the nostrils, and while keeping a firm grip, twist your hand. As you hold this twitch, pulse your hand and gently massage the lip with your fingers.

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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IL Equine Law

Illinois

Under the Equine Activity Liability Act, each participant who engages in an equine activity expressly assumes the risks of engaging in and legal responsibility for injury, loss, or damage to person or property resulting from the risk of equine activities.  (Sign posting required.)