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Old 05-07-2012, 03:41 AM   #1
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My 4 month old Boer crossbred has really soft hooves. ive recently trimmed them, and ive noticed that they were quite squishy to the touch. it has been raining alot recently, and its pretty wet where hes kept. could this be a sign of Hoof rot? if it is, what can i do? Please, i need help, he's my little baby boy i couldn't bear it if he got sick or if he was in pain



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Old 05-07-2012, 05:37 AM   #2
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It's just the moisture...it softens the hooves. I wouldn't worry too much about it, but make sure he has a place to get out of the moisture and in a dry area. Keep up on trimmings and you shouldn't see any hoof rot. Make sure when you trim hooves that you're leaving no pockets to hold the moisture.



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Thankyou for your advice its very useful. ill keep up my trimmings

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It's just the moisture...it softens the hooves. I wouldn't worry too much about it, but make sure he has a place to get out of the moisture and in a dry area. Keep up on trimmings and you shouldn't see any hoof rot. Make sure when you trim hooves that you're leaving no pockets to hold the moisture.
I agree.... After trimming they will be soft for a while...
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