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Horse Twitches Texarkana AR

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Paws Ma Hall
(870) 774-7297
1810 N State Line Ave
Texarkana, AR

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PetSmart
(903) 832-0244
117 RICHMOND RANCH ROAD
TEXARKANA, TX

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Aussie Pet Mobile Northwest Arkansas
(479) 696-9231
Mc Kissic creek Rd
Bentonville, AR

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Pawfect Day Spa & Boutique
(479) 271-6364
2104 S. Walton Blvd.
Bentonville, AR
Description
We are a full service grooming establishment in a fun setting reflecting our love for your pets. Our customers expect nothing but the best grooming experience for their pets and we work hard to ensure that every visit to Pawfect is a great one.

the dog house
(870) 662-0219
190 Pearl ST
Marianna, AR
Description
The Dog House offers all grooming and some boarding services for dogs and cats. Baths, nails, ears, we do it all. Appointments available. Possible pickup and delivery.

Paw Paw Patch
(903) 831-7387
5501 Hawk Ln
Texarkana, TX

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Stable People, LLC
(479) 713-9287
Fayetteville, AR
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Sunnyside Pet Spa Grooming Academy & Boarding
(479) 410-3126
1345 Sunnyside Rd
Alma, AR
Description
A full service pet spa is owned an operated by Brandy Burkett-Cedillo. At the spa your pet will be treated with the up most care ad love. We also offer boarding and daycare servces. After hours appointments are available. Open Monday-Friday 7a.m. to 5p.m. and Saturday 7a.m. to 1p.m.

Pete's Pets
(501) 337-5200
230 East Highland
Malvern, AR
Description
We are a full service salon specializing in small breed dog grooming. Open Tuesday-Saturday.

The Doggy Door
(501) 477-5184
304 N St. Joseph Street
Morrilton, AR
Description
Full service grooming and pet boarding serving all breeds - dogs and cats. We will pamper your pet with the best quality work. Late appointments available. Walkin's welcome.

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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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