Hoof Trimming

Trimming of a goats hooves is very important. It’s best done after wet weather when the hooves are soft.

Use a pair of sharp shears.

Gently lift the foot or have the goat in a milking stand.

Slowly trim the folded-over/overgrown sides of the front wall of the hoof one at a time. Don’t cut too deep. If you see pink, STOP (this is the quick and will bleed if cut)

Trim down the heel so it’s even with the sole. Again if there’s any sign of pink, STOP.

Repeat above steps on other 3 feet.

The goat will stand on the finished hoof at about a 45’ angle.

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