1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #17[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Nebraska Horse Twitch"One man can quickly and easily put the Nebraska Twitch on the horse himself. It clamps on the animal's nose and automatically locks in postion," says Dennis Manning, Roosevelt, Utah, a farrier who hand-crafts the quick and easy-to-apply painkilling device.
"For special shoeing jobs, and other treatments which are apt to cause the animal to feel pain, I put the twitch on the nose and close it. I then watch the horse's eyes to see how tight to make the twitch. Studies in Holland show that some sort of internal painkiller is released when pain is applied on the horse's nose. With a little experience, you can tell when that happens," explains Manning.
The twitch, about 11-in. long, fits over the horse's nose and is held in position by a ring caught in a series of notches. To remove the twitch, you push its two arms together slightly to release the ring.
The twitch sells for $10.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, The Forge, Dennis Manning, Box 2178, Rt. 2, Roosevelt, Utah 84066 (ph 801 722-4261).
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