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    Clipping a sedated horse

    A sedated horse can be extremely unpredictable so it is vital that this is only done by experienced and efficient people. Wait until the horse is fully sedated before switching the clippers on and then start with the neck. It is then beneficial to clip the head on both sides while the horse is at his most sedated, followed by removing any hair from around the quarters and other ticklish areas. If possible ask your vet to wait to ensure the horse remains under sedation. Sedation often causes horses to sweat so it is important to get any hair removed from the neck, flanks and girth area as soon as possible. Never use a twitch on a sedated horse. 

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