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Hi. I'm fairly new to goats and this forum. I recently got a Nubian doe approximately 1 yr, pregnant, and really bad feet. I didn't think about looking at her feet when I got her but after getting her home and seeing how bad they are I called the people and they said she just needs a trim. I've had two other goats for a yr now and I trim them and they are fine foot wise but I have no idea how to correct this. I've looked at old forums etc but still unsure. Her back feet are the worst. The outer toes roll under and if she was a horse I'd say she is on her toes as well. She is very sore and lame. To make matters worse she is black so I can't tell how far down I can safely trim. I'm also wondering if there is something that can be put on her feet to even them up while they grow out. Like a farrier would for a horse. Pics attached. The last pic is the front foot that is also rolled but not as bad. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
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Have you tried watching any YouTube videos? They’re very helpful. The wall of the hoof should be level with the sole, but go slow and just cut a little off at a time so that you don’t accidentally cut too deep. Basically, just trim off the part that has folded over. I hope she feels better soon!🙂
 

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Have you tried watching any YouTube videos? They’re very helpful. The wall of the hoof should be level with the sole, but go slow and just cut a little off at a time so that you don’t accidentally cut too deep. Basically, just trim off the part that has folded over. I hope she feels better soon!🙂
Thank you. On the bottom of her hoof it's not folded. I'm perplexed. Maybe I can get a pic of the bottoms as well.
 

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Inner walls may be taller than the outer edge.

Pick up the hoof hold together and see if the bottom may be higher than the other hoof, if so, trim a bit off of the taller side and try to even it out with the other side.
Do a little at a time, if you see pink stop until the next time.
 

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Can you get pics of the bottom of her feet?
I haven't gotten the pics yet. Will try to get those.
Inner walls may be taller than the outer edge.

Pick up the hoof hold together and see if the bottom may be higher than the other hoof, if so, trim a bit off of the taller side and try to even it out with the other side.
Do a little at a time, if you see pink stop until the next time.
Thank you. I'll be checking when I go out shortly.
Also have to ask, what is that bump look above hoof area?
I think it's just her "knuckles"? That's why it seems she is on her toes. Like the angle isn't correct.
 

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Ok, just me trying to get these without tying her, it's getting dark and no stocks so I was hurrying. They are a little blurry but hopefully I can get someone to help this weekend and get clear ones.
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Looks to me like her heel's are overgrown. You need to trim that level with the hoof wall. Just go slow with the trimming and you'll see a bit of pink before she starts to bleed.

Here's where I'm seeing that overgrown heel.
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This is what you're looking for on the right for it to look like
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Thank you all. She's pretty sore. I'll work with her this weekend when I can get some help holding her still. So even though she has black soles I will still see pink if I start getting too close?
 

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It will start to get lighter and then you should be able to see a pinkish hue under that. Typically if I cut anymore after that I'll get a little bead of blood.

Good luck getting her hooves straightened out. 👍
 
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