Horse Twitches Clemson SC

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Tiger Town Animal Hospital
(864) 624-8824
1004 College Ave
Clemson, SC
Our current groomer, June Beckwith, has been working at TTAH for 4 years. She is a second generation, award winning pet stylist with 10 years experience in grooming and showing dogs. All Pets are welcome. A vet is on call at all times. A born nurturer June treats all pets as if they were her own, and adores her job. She can groomm any breed of dog to the AKC breed standard.Please call for an appointment and our Hours.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Debbie's Perfect Pets
(864) 639-3211
560 Robinson Bridge Road
Central, SC
Debbie has over 30 years of experience grooming and training all breeds of dogs. Cats are also welcome! Bird wings and nails clipping. Pick Up and Delivery is Available
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Stacy's Groom-N-Go
(864) 296-0262
601 Asaville School Road
Anderson, SC
A professional full service salon providing first class service for pets and showdogs. Owner, Stacy Morgan, has been grooming and showing dogs since 1990. Pick up and delivery services available as well as Discounts for senior owners and multi dog owners. All breeds welcome. Open Monday-Saturday. Evening appointments available.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

(864) 224-0436
3523 Clemson Blvd
Anderson, SC

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Bow Wow Meow Pet Salon
(864) 850-9098
1098 S Pendleton St
Easley, SC

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Town n Country Petgrooming and Boarding
(864) 646-7008
6600 Hwy 76
Pendleton, SC
A full service grooming salon and kennel, offering pet grooming for all breeds and boarding for most breeds. Sheila and Julia are school trained professionals with over 25 years experience between them. They will make every effort to make sure your pet has a safe and enjoyable grooming and boarding experience. Opened Monday-Saturday, please call for an appointment.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

The Classy Canine
(864) 784-9734
2036 Sandifer Blvd. Suite A
Seneca, SC
The Classy Canine uses only the best grooming products. Quality is of paramount importance to us and equals a great smelling pup. Your pets are our passion! We strive for quality. That includes doing the very best custom groom on your pet that we can possibly do. Offering a healthy, happy, friendly and safe environment for your pets grooming experience. Our customers satisfaction is our number one priority. If you're picky then you'll pick us.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Miss Kitty's Boutique
(864) 882-4447
10445 Clemson Blvd
Seneca, SC

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Sassy Pooch & Kit
(864) 306-0609
813 Gentry Memorial Hwy
Easley, SC

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Pets Are Marvelous
(843) 442-2121
Reevesville, SC
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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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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SC Equine Law

South Carolina

Under South Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of equine activity, pursuant to Article 7, Chapter 9 of Title 47, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976.  (Sign posting is required.)