Goat hoof trimmer in Litchfield, CT?

Discussion in 'Goats' started by WeeBeeSc, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. WeeBeeSc

    WeeBeeSc New Member

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    Does anyone know of anyone who lives in the Litchfield CT area and would come to our farm to help us with a couple of troublesome goat hooves?
    We have a Nubian who is constantly kneeling on her front legs so she doesn't have to put weight on her feet...we are assuming that her hooves are bothering her..unless this is a common thing? We've tried our best at trimming, but I think our lack of experience (we've been doing this for 2 years) is letting us down.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Patty0315

    Patty0315 Well-Known Member

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    Check with a local 4 h group to see maybe they have a member near by that can help you out.
     

  3. Jen H

    Jen H Well-Known Member

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    If your high school has an FFA program, someone there should be able to help you with the hooves.

    (If they can do a good job on sheep hooves, they can handle goat hooves)
     
  4. Laura Workman

    Laura Workman (formerly Laura Jensen) Supporter

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    If her hooves don't look bad, you might want to investigate her mineral status. At this time of year, I'd guess she's heavy bred. The draw on her mineral stores is substantial, and they will walk on their knees when they don't have enough minerals in their systems. Does she have a free choice mineral with copper available?