Well, there isn't a deer forum so... Day before yesterday I noticed my pet deer maybe had a slight limp. Hard to tell for sure if he did. He has now stopped putting any weight on it at all. Just touches the ground with the tip of it. We have had alot of rain, so I was worried that he had been hanging around in the mud to much. I picked up his hoof, and looked at it, and it looks perfectly normal. I compared it to the others. Last night when I went out there and gave him some tonic, just in case. It is what we take for any kind of infection. It's a mixture of organic habaneros, garlic, onions, horseradish, and ginger steeped in a base of apple cider vinegar. In the past (years ago) he has eaten hamburgers, earplugs, and soap (he's quick ) , so I figure it couldn't hurt him, and might help, works great for us. I am wondering if he might have stepped on a rock that poked up between the two hoof parts, and made it sore. Maybe it didn't hurt so bad at first, but you know how things feel the next day after you've walked on them for a while. I really hope it isn't anything bad. We love our little (um huge) deer, Rusty. He's a sweetypie. . I'm going to go down there and look at it again. Thanks for any help.