Goat with soft hooves ??

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by LuckyGirl17, May 6, 2012.

  1. LuckyGirl17

    LuckyGirl17 New Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    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, :help: he's my little baby boy i couldn't bear it if he got sick or if he was in pain :tears:
  2. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    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. :thumb:

  3. LuckyGirl17

    LuckyGirl17 New Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    Thankyou for your advice its very useful. ill keep up my trimmings :leap:
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    corning california
    I agree.... :thumb: After trimming they will be soft for a while... :wink: