Horse Twitches Country Club Hills IL
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Pet Sitters International
Country Club Hills, IL
I am a certified dog groomer with a lifetime love of dogs. I groom in the comfort of my home, where only one dog is groomed at a time from head to tail. This includes a bath, nails, ear cleaning, and a full professional groom. Appointments can be made by phone or e-mail. I groom during the day on Wednesdays only. Only small - medium sized dogs.
Orland Park, IL
Our grooming salon will keep your pet looking and feeling reat! We offer a complete line of services, including baths, haircuts, and nail clips. We believe in providing every pet with a low-stress and relaxing grooming experience, and offer special handling for young puppies and elderly dogs.
We are a full service grooming salon that takes pride in a clean, friendly environment. Our grooming includes bath, nails, pluck/clean ears, express anal glands and haircut. Owner Julie Forkal has 5 years veterinary experience and 8 yeara grooming experience. Tours of our facility are available. Our normal hours are Tuesday- Friday 7:30-3:30 Saturday 8-4. Sundays by appointment. Earlier drop off and later pick up times available
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Orland Park, IL
Blue Island, IL
The best family pet grooming salon proudly serving Blue Island, Beverly and many surrounding suburbs for over 25 years. Does your Lab look sad? Want your beagle to look regal? Call for an appointment at our quaint and charming shop and our talented staff will put the WOW back in your BowWow! Usually open after 8:30am, Tuesday through Saturday, by appointment.
Gentle and compassionate groomer with certification with accredited school,animal CPR and animal nutrition.Over six years experience. Quality grooming at reasonable prices. Member of ASPCA and Almost Home Foundation.
Our pet friendly grooming salon offers top quaility styling & care. Our 2 groomers with 15+ yrs each experience assures you & your pet complete services. All breeds dogs & cats. Also adjacent is our doggie day care facility. Flexible hours.Check out our dog-training classes.
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 ...
IL Equine Law
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.)