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Stacey's Dog Grooming
(478) 256-9488
Mountain Springs Church Rd.
Macon, GA
Our groomer and owner, Stacey Jones, is a committed pet lover who endeavors to provide an enjoyable and friendly environment catering to all of your dogs grooming needs. I have 8 yrs. experience & specialize in Schnauzers! I will make every effort to ensure your dog enjoys the grooming procedure. Evening & weekend appointments are available. Open Sunday-Saturday
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services

Bath, Bed and Biscuit
(478) 987-5991
Warner Robins, GA
Pet grooming specializing in Schnauzer and Cocker Spaniel cuts. Bathing using leading products, Nails trimmed, sanitaries. Cleaning of the ears. Anals extracted upon request. Deshedding and dematting
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

Pet Grooming By Paul & Alice
(478) 781-0148
3204 Marlies Cir
Macon, GA
(478) 476-9564
4551 Billy Williamson Dr
Macon, GA
Forsyth Road Animal Clinic
(478) 474-4829
4941 Forsyth Rd
Macon, GA
Southwood Grooming Salon
(478) 284-3831
2523 Moody Rd
Warner Robins, GA
Lisa and Danielle are committed pet lovers who will do their best to provide a friendly, fun and loving environment while pampering your pet. Your pets will recieve first class service which includes all natural appropriate shampoo followed by an aloe deep conditioner, ear cleaning and hair removal, anal gland expression, nails cut and filed. Large or small we love them all.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Riverside Animal Hospital
(478) 746-4838
2121 Riverside Dr
Macon, GA
(478) 476-9564

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Jeannine's Pet Grooming
(478) 474-6764
4562 Columbus Rd
Macon, GA
Groomingdales Pets Unlimited
(478) 475-5624
4446 Forsyth Rd
Macon, GA
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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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GA Equine Law


Under Georgia 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 from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to Chapter 12 of Title 4 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.  (Sign posting required.)