Horse Twitches Gallatin TN

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Fancy Paws Dog Grooming & Supplies
(615) 206-0214
685 B Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN
Owner Susan Thompson, is a commited pet lover who endeavors to provide a friendly and enjoyable environment for your dog's grooming and pampering. A full service salon. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes the best shampoo and conditioner for your dog's coat. Open Monday-Saturday, with Wednesday off.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Prissi Pet's Grooming & More
(615) 306-3857
108 Franklin Circle
Portland, TN
Grand re-opening! Professional pet groomer with 15+ years experience! We care about you and your pets, give us a try and you won't be barking up the wrong tree! Let us bring out the shine and beauty in your "diamond in the rough" Groomer Stacey Farmer returns on the scene, formerly of "Cuddle & Curl Pet Grooming" in Springfield TN, Trained by renowned & beloved groomer Jackie Burgess! Full service grooming of ALL breeds! God Bless!!
Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Show Grooming Services

Celeste's Pet Spa and Boutique
(615) 865-0099
1160 Gallatin Pike S Suite 119
Madison, TN
I have over 24 years show/pet grooming experience. We are a full service pet spa and boutique with wonderful gifts for pets and pet lovers. We also carry Solid Gold pet food and high end spa products for your pets.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

(615) 826-2028
1014 Glenbrook Way
Hendersonville, TN
Hendersonville Pet Grooming
(615) 594-5602
108 Maple Street
Hendersonville, TN
Abby's Bed & Biskit
(615) 822-7373
1039 Lavern Circle
Hendersonville, TN
We offer excellent professional grooms and baths for all breeds. 15 years experience combined! Gentle handling! Cats Welcome too! Appointments available Monday - Sat. Please see our website for details on our great boarding and daycare services! Pick up and drop off available. Nutro Foods served & sold here!
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Vet Referred

Prissi Pets Grooming
(615) 306-3857
127 Dickerson Road
Portland, TN
Groomer Stacey Farmer, a true animal lover,and a professional groomer of all breeds. Making sure that your pet will feel and look "Prissi" after an experience at Prissi Pets!
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Goodlettsville Animal Hospital
(615) 859-1280
603 South Main St.
Goodlettsville, TN
32 years of experience with all breeds and cats.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred

Grooming By Dawn
(615) 824-4333
112 Shivel Dr Ste D
Hendersonville, TN
Doggie Daze
(615) 264-2854
660 E Main St
Hendersonville, TN

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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TN Equine Law


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