I've got a ram who appeared a bit tender a few days ago. I checked his feet, nothing that I could see. Definitely in the hoof area, as he didn't care if I squeezed or pulled anywhere else, but as soon as pressure was applied to the hoof, he winced and pulled away. At first I thought he'd bruised it. It's been super dry and no hoof rot issues, but the pressure I applied was at the heel and I wondered if he'd stepped on something? Figured it may get better in a day or two. Instead it's gotten worse. He barely puts his hoof down, and has been lying down while eating. I checked it again, really carefully to see if perhaps I'd missed a thorn or something, but can't find any reason for him to be tender. Then I realized it could be the gland in the front, and sure enough it was a bit on the hard side and I could squeeze out some oily goo (that's the technical term .) I checked on it a couple times during the day, squeezing it open and making sure there wasn't anything plugging it left behind. Saw no improvement yesterday. About how long would it take, if it had been a clogged gland?