Hello first off I would like to know if it is safe to put goats and cows in the same pasture and safe to let goats eat what the cows eat. my fiances uncle has a few goats, 6 or 7, and one is pregnant. they have a huge area to excercise and plenty of water. about two of them are large, one being the pregnant doe, the others are small. all the goats accept for the pregnanat one seem to be experiencing some kind of leg pain. One goat walks completely on its front legs and holds the back ones up in the air, one goat has severe problems with its front legs and walking on them, since this has happened the goats seem tired and lazy, some of the goats hooves are very cracked and damaged looking. can anyone tell me what the problem could be, we are having problems getting a vet to travel to our area how can we determine whats wrong and how to treat them? other then their inability to walk right they look healthy, their fur and eyes are ok. this seems to have started near the end of winter. before he had all the cows thanks for your help.