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We have a goat with an issue with both front hooves. When we received this goat she would only walk on her knees. We have tried to trim a little at a time but the hooves are severly uneven and we can't get ahead of it. She is walking on her knees almost constantly because of the discomfort. I haven't been able to find anyone else with this problem. I have attached photos of her feet. Any advice or suggestions are welcomed!
 

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We have a goat with an issue with both front hooves. When we received this goat she would only walk on her knees. We have tried to trim a little at a time but the hooves are severly uneven and we can't get ahead of it. She is walking on her knees almost constantly because of the discomfort. I haven't been able to find anyone else with this problem. I have attached photos of her feet. Any advice or suggestions are welcomed!
Hmmmm. @Jessica84 @SalteyLove @Damfino @Moers kiko boars @toth boer goats @ksalvagno

I wonder if a hoof grinder might help with this goat? That is a big difference in the two sides. The longer one.... have you trimmed down until you see pink? Or are you afraid to trim a lot at one sitting?

I understand the trim a bit at a time if they are horribly overgrown to let the pasterns try to work themselves out from the overgrown and way she is walking. But taking it down to pink i would think should be actually good for that long long side.

How does the untrimmed one look when it is trimmed on the bottom? Can you post a pic of the whole hoof set trimmed as well?
 

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Start trimming the taller side down.

You will have to do it over time, when you see pink stop.
You can come back and trim again in 3 weeks to a month.
Trim a little at a time.
It will get there.

Also trim a little bit on the inner big wall, so they come together better.
 

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Are you seeing pink in the frog/sole when you stop trimming? Looks like quite a bit more could be taken off. There was a similar post not too long ago, let me see if I can find it.

You might consider hiring a goat farrier just for this one goat to get her back up on her feet as you don't want arthritis to set in from the knee walking.
 

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knee walkers can also indicate Founder. Feel near the back and top of the hoof where it meets the hair line. Is it red. painful and heated?
 
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