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  1. Goat Management
    I have the opportunity to work with wildlife and I have never seen any wild animal that has naturally worn their hooves parallel to their coronet band. If in the wild animals don't wear their hooves that way, why should we trim that way? It would make sense to me to trim similar to how hooves...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Ive had goats before, but I had never let their feet get this bad. I picked up two retiree girls and they are sweet, the others hooves are fine, but this girl, yikes. I know the toe needs to come off and I need to get the overgrown hoof walls to the ground and not folded over like they are, and...
  3. Goat Management
    i have one male goat that is a year old and badly needs hooves trimmed. Does anyone know of someone near Galveston Texas that can help me. He is my only goat and had him since bottle. Please help me find someone close to me. I’ve googled and looked around. Thanks so much
  4. Health & Wellness
    I'm looking into ways to keep my goats' hooves healthy in these rainy months (near Seattle!) but when I look it up, the only preventative I see is to trim the hooves. Of course this is necessary but I was thinking maybe a footbath of some kind every couple of weeks? It is ridiculously rainy this...
  5. Health & Wellness
    We now have 11 babies running around, and I can't help but wonder when to start trimming their little hooves. Our eldest are about a month old, and we just had one born Monday. We want to get them acquainted to trimming, since their parents are not. So, final question: What age do I start...
  6. Beginners Goat Raising
    New to goats (somewhat) and we have no clue how to trim hooves. Can anything go wrong? I've seen tutorial videos on youtube and all I can think about is my farm hand snipping the wrong place and blood going everywhere and the vet yelling at us... again. Our goats aren't too fond of being...
  7. Health & Wellness
    Hello, I was just up at the barn today clipping everyone's hooves when I started to work on my buck Teddy's hooves. I noticed that he wasn't standing quite right on his back hooves, and it looks almost like elf feet. It's just his back ones and his front ones look great. And sometimes he will...
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