The goats were neglected, eating their own feces and suffering from hoof rot
. She had to do something, so she adopted them.
By trimming often, you are also likely never to see goat hoof problems such as hoof rot
(a contagious bacterial infection) or hoof wall separation (separation of the hoof wall from the sole).
An overgrown hoof can harbor small stones, wet manure, and bacteria, possibly leading to lameness and hoof rot
Waiting six months between trimmings will allow hoof rot
to grow and develop like crazy.
Also, manure and mud will get trapped in the overgrown hoof and could begin hoof rot
. I did however find the pictures to be excellent.
It's also great for hoof rot
in goats, horses and cows.
: good for horses, cows and goats: Chamomile 10 drops Thyme 15 drops Olive oil 3 ounces Melissa (lemon balm) 5 drops