HELP

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by magilacudy, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. magilacudy

    magilacudy Member

    169
    Mar 18, 2009
    Ontario
    I clipped hooves and got blood, not tons but its bleeding, what do I do? would bag balm help. I'm scared, never had this happen.
     
  2. KGW Farms

    KGW Farms New Member

    135
    Nov 24, 2009
    Scales mound, IL
    Most of the time they clot on their own...might be sore for a few days but fine. When I trim I try to have wonderdust, furall spray or pine tar with me. Wonderdust is best for clotting!
     

  3. magilacudy

    magilacudy Member

    169
    Mar 18, 2009
    Ontario
    ok so I can calm down, its not a big a deal I thought? lol sorry, I hate seeing blood on animals.
     
  4. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    you can also use flour in a pinch.....I've used it when trimming the dogs nails.
     
  5. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    corn starch also works :wink:
     
  6. KGW Farms

    KGW Farms New Member

    135
    Nov 24, 2009
    Scales mound, IL
    Me too!

    I have "quiked" my goaties toes before too. I always feel so bad. They may bleed a little but generally they clot up pretty quickly. If the blood is spurting or gushing....then worry....Wonder Dust is great...stops the bleeding and provides some protection. I LOVE pine tar...it seals the wound very well and is usually an excellent barrier against bacteria and chewing.

    My advice would be to trim a little bit more often than a lot once in a while (easier said than done!)
     
  7. magilacudy

    magilacudy Member

    169
    Mar 18, 2009
    Ontario
    Thank you. By the time I went running back out it had already stopped. Got myself all worked up for nothing :S
     
  8. KGW Farms

    KGW Farms New Member

    135
    Nov 24, 2009
    Scales mound, IL
    You're welcome! I have done and still do the same thing! We love our children so Much!!!
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    magilacudy...don't worry about panicking...it's perfectly OK.... :hug: we all have been there.. one way or another..... everyone gave great advice...on how to stop the bleeding.... :thumbup:
    :wink: Next time...When trimming... clip a little off at a time....when you get to a pink color.....stop as you are getting close to blood.... :hug:

    the goat will limp around for a week or so..... Be sure ...to put iodine on it ...to keep out bacteria.... :wink:
     
  10. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    believe it or not, cobwebs also help!
     
  11. citylights

    citylights Member

    824
    Jul 3, 2009
    Southern California
    I use a spray iodine or nolvasan. And remember UTD on tetanus!