Well, we got through the hoof trimming this morning with only two small cuts, one to a goat and one to me. Homero cut the goat; I cut myself. No big deal on either count.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
But man, my goat's feet are in poor shape. Each of them has at least one badly rotted spot, and some of them have spots on two or three feet. I just can't cut deeply enough to get it all out, I'll have to cut as deeply as I dare and wait for the foot to grow out more and then cut again. Some foot rot is inevitable, just like tooth decay. Especially in this climate. All my goats are healthy, they aren't showing any signs of distress or trouble getting around, so I'll just have to step up the schedule and trim every other week until summertime comes and dries the place up a little bit.