I adopted 4 more angora goats last week. Even basic healthcare wasn't a priority at their previous home. Pictures are of a 2 year old doe. The sole is overgrown (working on it). Prior to hoof trimming, the nail along the inner toes is shorter than the sole and the outside nail is longer than the sole. So, I'm wondering if I do the opposite and keep the outside nail shorter and let the inner nail grow out, would it help correct this? When I was trimming, I pulled clay out from between their toes. They had lived in a clay backyard at their old home. Their mohair was overgrown and would have prevented them from reaching their hooves to chew the clay out. Could clay getting lodged in between the toes and not being able to pull it out have caused this? Or genetic? I appreciate any thoughts. And do you think corrective trimming could help? Thanks.
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