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Horse Twitches Fremont NE

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Bark Bath and Beyond
(402) 721-9085
2225 N Clarkson Street
Fremont, NE
Description
Bark Bath and Beyond offers full-service grooming, self-service dog wash, and a doggie bakery. Bark Bath and Beyond is proud to provide a clean, safe environment and humane, gentle care for your pet. Bark Bath and Beyond is open 7 days a week including some evenings to meet your grooming needs.

Bark Avenue Pet Grooming, Inc.
(402) 496-4005
3731 NO 153 Street
Omaha, NE
Description
Suzanne Wilke, owner, has been a certified groomer for 35 years. She is dedicated to provide caring, professional attention to all pets, and quality grooming. Our staff is very experienced with several 20+ yr.certified groomers. We have a 3,500 sq.ft. state-of-the-art facility. Daycare offers indoor and outdoor facilities.Open M-F 6:30A.M.-6:30 P.M. . We also have a pet boutique attached.

K9 Kutz
(308) 946-2356
North Hwy 14
Central City, NE
Description
Serving rural Nebraska pets and their owners! Special introductory services for the puppies' first visit. Judy will take care of your pet like they were her own. Open Monday thru Friday. Clipped, bathed, scissored and hugged, your pet is sure to appreciate our kind attention to detail. Pickup and Delivery services available.

SFI Marketing
5945 Cornhusker Hwy
Lincoln, NE
Description
Ensure your loyal companion has the robust health and vitality he deserves. Megavites chewables have been specifically formulated to make sure your pet is getting all the nutrition necessary for continued good health.

Pawtastic Grooming
(402) 325-8657
5800 Cornhusker Hwy. Suite 2
Lincoln, NE
Description
All dog breed grooming shop. Stress free. We like to make it fun for your pet. Shedless program. Teeth cleaning, medicated baths, spa treatment and hair coloring.

Cottonwood Pet Resort
(402) 359-4982
26910 W. Center Rd
Waterloo, NE
Description
This kennel offers only kennel baths.

Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital
(402) 445-4400
15230 W Maple Rd
Omaha, NE
 
Cottonwood Pet Resort
(402) 359-4982
26910 W. Center Rd
Waterloo, NE
Description
This kennel offers only kennel baths.

Pupsi Daisy Grooming Salon
(308) 675-0439
614 N Eddy St
Grand Island, NE
Description
Pupsi Daisy has very skilled professional groomers who focus on quality grooming, outstanding customer service, and enjoy helping educate pet parents.

Bark Avenue Pet Grooming, Inc.
(402) 496-4005
3731 NO 153 Street
Omaha, NE
Description
Suzanne Wilke, owner, has been a certified groomer for 35 years. She is dedicated to provide caring, professional attention to all pets, and quality grooming. Our staff is very experienced with several 20+ yr.certified groomers. We have a 3,500 sq.ft. state-of-the-art facility. Daycare offers indoor and outdoor facilities.Open M-F 6:30A.M.-6:30 P.M. . We also have a pet boutique attached.

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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NE Equine Law

Nebraska

Under Nebraska Law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities pursuant to sections 25-21,249 to 25-21,253.  (Sign posting is required.)