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Hoof trimming help

Discussion in 'Everything Else Goats' started by Kalimak, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Aug 18, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    @Kalimak , I look at their hoofs every month, and trim even a little if needed, it gets them more comfortable with my picking up their feet, and with the wet weather we have been having , it gives me a moment to check for signs of any problems.....after all , We are in Florida :)
     
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    Kalimak

    Kalimak Overrun with beasties

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    Very true, our weather kinda has no mercy when it comes to this. Today I wasn’t happy at all with all what was stuck in their hooves, I trimmed and cleaned and will be checking them more often than I have before. Speaking of comfortable, mine are kicking bad still, I hope they get used to it at some point.
     
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    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    I had a ewe kick me with both feet in the ribs a week or so back. Dang that hurt! No fracture or anything, just sore. She is a cull, just waiting on her to lamb.
     
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  4. Aug 19, 2019
    Kalimak

    Kalimak Overrun with beasties

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    Risky, gotta be careful. Glad you’re fine!
     
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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    OUCH...wench needs freezer camp
     
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    Baymule

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    She needs something. Either way, she is going!
     
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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Need help ....:lol::lol::lol::gig...I want to see you and B J again :lol::highfive:
     
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    Baymule

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    Sure! Instead of killing the "fatted calf" we'll kill the fatted ewe and toss her on the bbq pit. LOL :drool:drool
     
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  9. Aug 19, 2019
    WolfeMomma

    WolfeMomma Loving the herd life

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    we usually do the sheep on the grooming/fitting stand, i push it up beside the wall so they dont fall off the other way, makes it easier on my back to have them up higher :D
     
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    Hipshot

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    IKR behind the times .pretty sure what we are looking at there is a grow over of the heel. hoofdiagram.jpg If you haven't seen it before .The wall can grow enough to cover the entire sole . The white line where the wall meets the sole. That is your trim marker so to speak .The heel wall should stop at the sole. You can trim the sole back to clean white sole With A very sharp sole knife . the same one used on horses. You must be careful no not to go to far. Try to trim the feet to the natural angle .

    You can go on line to different supply companies. Remember you get what you pay for . there should be no gap between the cutting edge of hoof nippers . Hold them up to the light ,if you see a light between cutting edges .Time to get out the file ad do some filing on the stop shoulders, that keep the edges from by passing . And you should wipe or spray with oil between uses.
     
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