Hoof Trimming, How To!

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by RunAround, Feb 27, 2010.

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  1. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    So Here is one of my bucks who I put off trimming for a bit, don't really know why, call it lazy. But it makes for a good example of how to trim feet.

    Front feet:
    Untrimmed:
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    Half done:
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    I didn't get a finished shot of the front feet from the bottom, but I did get a shot of what the foot should look like when you are finished and set it down. The foot closest is the one that is done.
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    And the back feet before trimming:
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    After:
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    I just used regular hoof trimmers, didn't use a file or anything like that to level them. You can see the pink starting to show up on the tips of his hooves after trimming which means I have trimmed as much as I can. If I trimmed anymore he would bleed and goat feet LOVE to bleed forever when you trim them too close, so keep some blood stop powder near by. Or use a disbudding iron to cauterize the bleeders.
     
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