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Horse Twitches Mishawaka IN

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Sue's Small Stuff Dog Grooming, Inc.
574-256-2227 / 866-486-8351
55659 Currant Road Suite B
Mishawaka, IN
Description
Our clean,well established, modern,vet referred shop is commited to a friendly, loving atmosphere where our professional groomers have over 50 years of experience in all breeds. We use a high quality Hydrosurge Bathing System on your pet and include nails, ears and anal glands as part of our basic grooming. We have convenient hours Monday thru Saturday and located between South Bend and Elkhart.

A Few Good Paws
(574) 273-6892
17127 Ruthie Ave.
South Bend, IN
Description
We are a home based salon located in the University Park Mall area.With 12 years of combined experience in pet service our #1 priority is to give your the pet the best experience possible. By sheduling only by appointment, it allows us to give your pet our undivided attention. Since we schedule by appointment only, we are able to reamin a low volume salon and usually have your beloved pet ready for pick up within 2 hours.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

5 Star Pet Resort & Doggy Spa
(574) 226-9038
22465 CR 104 E.
Elkhart, IN
Description
We offer full grooming services for dogs and cats. nail trims, ear cleanings, baths and brushings. We offer Furminator shedless system for all your loose hair needs. Full boarding services in our luxury suites, or indoor/outdoor runs. quality care at an affordable price. Open mon-sat. flexible grooming schedules available.

Shampoochie Dog Salon
(269) 683-6889
1990 S.11th St. Unit #1
Niles, MI
Description
My salon is by appointments only which includes bath dogs and grooming services. Walks in services are for toenail clipping/gringing and ear cleaning/plucking. I charge by breed. If you have any questions please call me.

Creative Pet Design
(574) 257-4789
706 E 18th St
Mishawaka, IN
 
The Groomin' Corral
(574) 259-1545
509 E. McKinley
Mishawaka, IN
Description
Here at The Groomin' Corral we treat your pet like family we specialize in hand scissoring, hand stripping, and temperamental animals. We believe any cat or dog can be groomed.

You Dirty Dog
(574) 214-3032
23737 US 33 E. Suite D.
Elkhart, IN
Description
Owner/Groomer Amanda Wetzel will give your beloved pet the one-on-one attention he or she deserves! Grooming Services include: Bathing, Fluff Drying, Clip Nails, Clean Ears, and Clip. Many other additional services offered, including Pet Color for special occasions (ie. Weddings, Birthdays, Graduation Parties) Mon-Fri and every other Saturday by appt only.

The Groom Room
(574) 361-0301
23567 Linden Drive
Elkhart, IN
Description
Come to The Groom Room for quality grooming services. My services are reasonably priced so you can save money while taking care of your pet. Your dog will be pampered in a comfortable, clean environment and be given the special love & attention he or she deserves. Please see my website for before and after pictures.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

PetSmart Grooming
(574) 243-5525
4540 Grape Rd
Mishawaka, IN
 
Sue's Small Stuff Dog Grooming Inc
(574) 256-2227
55659 Currant Rd
Mishawaka, IN
 

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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