Hoof grinder

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by TCOLVIN, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    Laminitis is where the hoof wall separates from the hoof. Is that what has happenned?
     
  2. bushes1172

    bushes1172 Member

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    Aug 8, 2019
    NY
    Yes that is what the veterinarian said and showed me. She said it could have started with a cut then with the wetness that she may have walked through could have caused this infection.thank you
     
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  3. Buck Naked Boers

    Buck Naked Boers Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Oregon
    Thank you Maria for your responses to my questions. I have a hoof boss we use and I LOVE IT!! It is such a hand saver!! I am in my 50's now and anything to save my joints is really appreciated! I don't think I would ever go back to hoof trimmers, using them full time. I do use them most often to begin with when trimming hooves.

    I have to figure out what I am going to do regarding minerals. The one I had they don't eat much anymore. I may buy the mineral you recommended and just put out a little at a time? Not sure. We copper bolus every 6 months approx. So they always get copper pills. I also buy tested hay so they are getting a pretty quality balanced hay. But I know they still need free choice minerals too.
     
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  4. Lolo

    Lolo New Member

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    Apr 4, 2020
    Arkansas
    Could you please explain a little more about the sand around the barn? What is it’s purpose and is it like a 3 foot perimeter around the barn? Curious!
     
  5. Buck Naked Boers

    Buck Naked Boers Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Oregon
    Hi Lolo:
    Sure! I will post photos.
     
  6. Buck Naked Boers

    Buck Naked Boers Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Oregon
    Will have to post them tomorrow if that’s ok.
     
  7. Lolo

    Lolo New Member

    25
    Apr 4, 2020
    Arkansas
    No problem! Thank you so much for doing it!
     
  8. Buck Naked Boers

    Buck Naked Boers Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Oregon
    Sorry lolo! We had babies born on 18th. I will post photo soon tho!!
     
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  9. Buck Naked Boers

    Buck Naked Boers Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Oregon
    IMG_1383.JPG IMG_1382.JPG Hi Lolo. Here are photos of our outside sand area when it’s wet outside they have to stay in this area and don’t go out to pasture. Helps a lot with worm loads!
     
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  10. Buck Naked Boers

    Buck Naked Boers Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Oregon
    Bump. Hopefully Lolo saw these pics. Took me awhile to post them.
     
  11. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

  12. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    That’s a great setup @BuckNakedBoers!!
     
  13. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
  14. Buck Naked Boers

    Buck Naked Boers Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Oregon
    Thank you Karen, Nigeriandwarfowner and 21goaties for your comments.

    It’s really not difficult to set this up around their living situation. Bring in sand. Then you can put down something in the early spring to cause no weeds to grow. Or pull the weeds. That’s what I do anyway.

    We use the small tine pooper scooper to clean up outside. Works like a charm with the sand.

    We also put sand on top of the dirt in the barn. They don’t mind laying on sand to sleep.

    Keeping them off pasture when it’s soaking wet in the nw is really important.