the walls are splintering like a piece of wood.. they are very dry.. i noticed on several goats the outer walls are starting to seperate... there is no puss... i cleaned, trimmed, and applied Dr.Naylor's hoof rot and iodine to the hooves... is this foot rot ?
hoof rot will stink like rotten flesh I hope you spray your trimmers with bleach water between goats so you will not spred anything to healthy goats , I also trim hoofs on a tarp so I can get all the clippings this helps to not spred hoof rot as well, just a side note switching to sweetlix has stopped ALL of the hoof problems I used to have so far this year I'll see how this summer goes but my goats hoofs are 100% thicker and alot better after the switch.
Who turned on the eletric fence without telling me? X#!
Post by wisdomseeker07 on Mar 3, 2008 22:34:07 GMT -5
If the walls are separating dirt and germs gets in and creates footrot. Trim until you have all healthy hoof.Dr. Naylors is zinc sulfate which will harden the hooves.It may actually set them up to splinter.I use copper sulphate pentahydrate and have had excellent success with it.
Post by wisdomseeker07 on Mar 6, 2008 1:01:08 GMT -5
Just trim the bottoms. If they are splintering on the sides,I would go for the minerals.And maybe some type of hoof oil to soften them up on the sides.Copper deficiency can cause it. Dip them in copper sulphate.Copper deficiency is known by white rings around the eyes,hair discoloration, staggering,diarrhea, infertlity,wormier goats,light spots on the nose,more susceptible to mastitis,hematomas from minor wounds and hoof cracking.If these seem familiar,you may want to give copper boluses.Zinc deficiency is known for reduced feed intake, weight loss, parakeratosis, stiffness of joints, excessive salivation, swelling of the feet and horny overgrowth, small testicles, and low libido.