Horse Twitches Rochester NY
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Pet Sitters International
Lion and Lamb Pet Grooming offers loving one-on-one attention to your beloved pet with every groom. Professional groom in a comfortable home setting. Located in the Village of Scottsville.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred
This a small shop, where the focus is on your pet's comfort and well-being. All Breed Professional Pet Grooming Dogs, and Cats. We know that when it comes to your "fur-kid" child only the best will do. The shop is designed to provide you with state-of-mind and your pet with all the comforts of home during their visit. Our motto is "Where your pet is treated like one of the Family". By Appointment Only.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services
Jodi is a 1999 grad of the Rochester Institute of Dog Grooming. Reasonable pricing with many added pamperings at no additional cost. Hours by appointment only but have evening and Saturday appts available. I also do cats and exotics. One on one attention in a quiet home environment. Great for easily stressed pets. I welcome the opportunity to pamper your pet like my own!
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Vet Referred
A full service salon offering dog and cat grooming. Years of experience grooming and handling pets. Do it yourself pet washing available year round. Walk-in toenail service. Whirlpool type bathing system used. All top of line equipment. Open Tues - Saturday by appointment. Evenings available. We specialize in Cat grooming. Highly recommended by area vets and our clients. NDGAA Certified Groomer, ISCC Registered Member.
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
We provide everything you need to wash your dog... and best of all, you leave the mess with us. Each Gated room is equipped with a waist high tub, temperature controlled water, professional shampoo's and conditioners, brushes, towels, ear cleaning wipes, grooming table and high velocity dryer. Additional grooming tools are also available at no additional charge. Professional grooming services available. Open Wednesday through Monday.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Show Grooming Services
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.
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.
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.
Note that ...