Thursday, April 30, 2015

Another Day with the Goats- Pt. 8: How to Trim Goat (or Sheep) Hooves

I am certainly not an expert when it comes to hoof trimming, but I have learned how to do a basic trim, and my goats don't have foot problems.  Here is a video tutorial of how I do it.
Remember, when you are trimming their feet, pay attention to their condition.  Foot rot can be a problem if your goats are copper deficient.  If you have foot rot, this recipe cures it in one or two treatments.
1/4 lb. copper sulphate,
4 cups water
1/4 cup vinegar.

Dissolve copper in the vinegar and water, and soak affected foot for 10 minutes once per day until the foot rot is gone.  (For a more extensive article, please visit:  Natural cure (and prevention) of foot rot in goats, sheep and cows

Here is the video:

The goat in the video is Honeysuckle, the daughter of Mabel.  (She is currently for sale.)
I hope it is helpful!