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Nigerian Dwarf goats in NJ
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I use the
"Shear Magic" Hoof Trimmer
from Jeffers Supply. I just bought them and after 11 years of using pruning shears these trimmers are WONDERFUL!
Trimming Destiny's hooves
The hoof before trimming
Trimming the hoof wall
Taking off a bit of the tip
Trimming the frog or heal area (note there isn't much to take off, that happens, don't dig in to trim some off)
Trimming the frog and all done!
Trimming Aspen's hooves
First I tie her up to eat. Then I straddle her facing the direction of her rear.(picture is for back hoof trimming)
Next I clip the walls and frog of one clove of the hoof. (note this is a front hoof)
One clove done
on to the other (note my knees are squeezing in to hold her still)
Trimming the frog or the heal of the hoof (this is a back hoof)
Another picture of the straddle (for front hoof trimming)
How much should be cut off?
Ok so people ask - well how much is to much? what should a hoof look like?
So here are some before and after pictures to give you an idea
Goats are standing in a natural stance and I got up close to the hoof and took pictures.
Before (back hoof)
After (same back hoof)
Before clipping back hoof
Before (front hoof)
After - same hoof
Before - front hoof
After- front hoof
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