Horse Twitches Clio MI
Mount Morris, MI
I am graduate of Pooch's Pooches grooming school and have been grooming for over 19 years and worked for a veterinarian for 12 years. I will provide a very warm, loving, personal attention atmosphere. Your dog will be given first class service which includes nails, anal glands, ear cleaning, bath and preferred style. Hand scissoring available. I welcome all breeds and sizes. Open Monday-Thursday By appointment only.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred
Hometown grooming in Davison Michigan! Complete, affordable grooming for all pets. Free cuddles and kisses to each animal customer! Senior discounts and pick-up/delivery if needed. Call for an appointment 658-8613!! Some evenings available. FUR-urminator Shed Less provider also!
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services
13 years of quality pet care experience and pure love for your dog set us aside from the rest. I will do anything I can to give your dogs the best grooming experience possible. All services available. Pick up and delivery upon request. Call for an appointment today.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available
Birch Run, MI
Professional all breed grooming, 2 certified groomers, TLC for your pets. since 1996. Open Tue-Sat.
Grand Blanc, MI
Owner/groomer, A. Thompson, has years of experience grooming dogs and cats. The salon has as modern equipment and uses all natural shampoos and conditoners, matched to your pets needs. We strive to provide a pleasant, high quality grooming experience and can offer basic guidelines for the feeding, at home maintenance and training of your pet. A vet is on the premises for your convienence.
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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MI Equine Law
Under the Michigan equine activity liability act, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from the inherent risk of the equine activity. (Sign posting required.)