Horse Twitches Greensboro NC

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Home Sweet Home Pet Sitting
(336) 848-8642
Greensboro, NC
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Downtown Hownds
(336) 274-2468
308 Church Court
Greensboro, NC
I am committed to serving all of my clients with compassionate and patient treatment. Offering full service, all breed grooming and doggie day care your pet will be pampered for the day. Hours of operation are M-F 7:30 to 6:30 for convenient drop off and pick up.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

North Elm Animal Hospital
(336) 545-3400
3626 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC
I offer full service grooming whiskers to tail! I use nothing but the best products and up to date grooming techniques. Where the best get better for a competitive price! Feline friends welcome.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Nanhall Pet Spa
(336) 852-9867
123 Manley Ave
Greensboro, NC
Since 1968 Nanhall Pet Spa has served the Triad the Dog World with passion & dedication deeply rooted in their past. Today, Fran Keyes, NCMG and Hayley Keyes, ICMG, NCMG continue their commitment to excellence in Boarding, Doggie Daycare, Grooming, Personalized Obedience Training, & a Winning All Breed Dog and Cat Grooming School. They still breed & show Champion Schipperkes, and show Standard Poodles, German Shepherds and Lakeland Terriers.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Absolutely Beautiful Mobile Grooming and Bath
(336) 991-7236
1505 Larkin St
High Point, NC
Cage free environment, personal exclusive attention, loving hands, salon quality products. All delivered to your doorstep in my fully self contained grooming van, no hookups. One on one attention for your pet from start to finish.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

Greensboro Pet Spa & Resort
(336) 272-6584
2206 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr
Greensboro, NC

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Best Friends Bed and Biscuit
(336) 643-9096
6980 Spencer Dixon Road
Greensboro, NC
Best Friends Bed and Biscuit is a high end Pet Resort offering a varity of services. Boarding, Daycare, Training and Professional full service Grooming for dogs and cats. We only use the best grooming products. On-site owners insure that all pets are give he highest quaility of care. Office hrs. Mon-Fri 8:00am to 6:00pm, Sat 8:00am to 2:00pm, and Sun 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Daycare Mon-fri 7:00am to 6:00pm
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Lisa's Doggone Grooming Salon
(336) 292-8848
810 Merritt Drive
Greensboro, NC
A full service grooming salon, we try to deliver a more personal approach to pet care. We can usually have your pets out within 3 to 4 hours for most breeds. We have only 2 groomers. Heather has 18 years experience and Lisa, the owner, has 24 years experience. We specialize in small breeds and scissor trims. Located near the corner of Merritt and Spring Garden
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Animals Pet Grooming
(336) 671-2252
2801 N. Main St
High Point, NC
Animals Pet Grooming & Boarding offers the BEST care for your companion in a clean, open, and safe environment. All of our staff members are professionally trained and have many years of experience. We groom ALL dog breeds and we are recommended by local veterinarians. Receive 10% off your first visit!
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Barking Bubbles LLC
(336) 538-1294
1145G St Mark Church Road
Burlington, NC
Barking Bubbles is a full service Dog Grooming and Self Service Dog Wash. We provide everything you need including professional quality walk in tubs, power grooming tables, dryers, soap, and conditioner. We are open 7 days a week and offer best in class dog products as well. Our groomers are professional trained and certified.

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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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NC Equine Law

North Carolina

Under North Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of equine activities.  Chapter 99E of the North Carolina General Statutes.  (Sign posting is required.)