Friday, May 22, 2020

Goat Hooves

One of the most important things to remember about keeping your goats healthy is to make sure you trim their hooves. Without trimming, the goat could become lame or worse.



You want to make sure that you trim the entire outside of the hoof and scrape all the junk out of them. By doing this, you can make sure the pad is healthy and not hurting the goat. You can also make sure there is nothing stuck in the pad that could be hurting the goat.



It is really fairly easy to do this yourself or you can hire a farrier to do it for you. A farrier is someone who does this type of thing for a living. They do horse shoes also and many do pig hooves as well. It all depends on the person as to what animals they care for and know how to handle. Many times the farrier will come to you so that you don't have to stress your animals any more than necessary. 



Either way you decide to do this, just make sure that it gets done. There are so many videos on YouTube that can teach you how to do this. It's really not hard and you can do it yourself. If you would rather spend the money for a farrier though, that is good too, just so long as it gets done. You will want to check them every week to see if they are in need though.

Have a great day!

Renee

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