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hoof clipping

  1. Goat Management
    What do y'all use to trim your goat's hooves? I bought a $25 pair of shears at Tractor Supply a year ago and they are dull and a pain in the butt to use! Just curious what everyone uses and what you would recommend. Thanks!
  2. Health & Wellness
    We have four Nigerian dwarf goats, two two year old wethers and two older nannies, one of our wethers isn’t too bad when we trim his hooves but our other goats are very wild when it comes to trimming, they violently kick and run around even if they are tied and it is especially bad with the back...
  3. Goat Management
    I don’t know if anyone here has experience with this sort of thing, but I’m looking for pretty specific advice. This doe has fairly poor foot conformation, but her feet are also in bad shape. She went a couple months with out a trim but now I’m tryin to find a good schedule for her. Her feet...
  4. Goat Management
    I had seen an advertisement for an electric hoof knife that had instead of a cutting disk a tiny chainsaw for trimming the hoof. It removed a little bit of the hoof at a time while doing this quickly and seemed to be very safe. Does anyone know what brand that particular hoof knife is? Thanks in...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    I posted this on another forum with poor results, hoping this group is a little more knowledgeable. A few things going on here. I have always wanted some goats because they make me laugh. I just like them. I don't need milk, meat or to sell them or anything. I just like them. Recently, I was...
  6. Goat Management
    So I have this doe, Missy. She is a year and 2 months old. about 8 months ago, i noticed she had lost her 2 front teeth. then a few months afterwards, i noticed two more teeth were gone. there are pieces of teeth in the gum, but i can't be sure if they're new teeth or old teeth that are...
  7. Goat Management
    I clipped my gaots hooves for the first time ever a few days ago and I hit Willow's quick on accident. I thought it was just a little cut, but it's worse than I thought. She only limps when she's on snow, not when she in the pen and straw. Is there anything I can do for her? I'm not going to...
  8. Goat Management
    Well, I got hoof clippers for christmas and yesterday, I used them for the first time! It was my first time EVER clipping hooves and I think I did pretty well. I accidentally nicked Willow's quick (:eek:) and it bled a bit, but not bad at all. I was doing it by myself, so I tethered them to a...
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