Horse Twitches Waxahachie TX

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Bow-Wow Barbers
(972) 937-6324
1300 W Main St.
Waxahachie, TX
Professional pet styling at its best. We have staffed stylists that give each and every one of your pets all the TLC they deserve during their day at the spa! They are treated with a professional bath, blow dry, nail clip, ears cleaned, anal glands expressed and hair cut. They will be stepping out in Style with bows, bandanas, and perfume to boot! We have accessories,treats for all our furry friends.

Reining, Cats & Dogs!
(903) 695-4389
7493 W. State Hwy 22
Barry, TX
Reining, Cats and Dogs! is a full service grooming salon serving horses, dogs and cats. We are located in Barry, Texas, a short distance from Corsicana. We use state-of-the-art equipment, and we'll make sure your horse, dog or cat is lookin' great when they leave our salon. Call today for an appointment to have your pet refurbished!

Arlene's Grooming
(972) 230-0245
1906 Lillian Ave
Red Oak, TX

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Willow Run Kennels & Animal Clinic
(972) 223-4400
1116 E Parkerville Rd
Desoto, TX
Vca Desoto Animal Hospital
(972) 223-4840
200 N Hampton Rd
Desoto, TX
Aprils Pet Grooming
(972) 775-0352
1306 Rye Glen Dr
Midlothian, TX
Hi my name is April, and I have started grooming from home. I have all the right equipment that any professional would have, and have three years experience. Call me if you would like to set up a time to bring your pet. I am able to groom just about any time and will take great care of your pet. Thanks, April
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services

Bow-Wow Barbers
(972) 937-6324
1300 W Main St Ste 104
Waxahachie, TX

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Glamour Dog Salon (Mobile Grooming Services)
(972) 825-7384
3011 John T Ln
Midlothian, TX
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Willow Brook Animal Hospital
(972) 468-6880
710 N Hampton Rd
Desoto, TX
Karla'S Grooming
(972) 274-4477
269 N Interstate 35 E
Desoto, TX
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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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