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One more question - front hooves had grown over and under the pads - very thin shell - I trimmed them, but cannot find any one around here who will show me how to trim cloven hooves correctly - I don't want to cause Jasper any more discomfort than necessary - yes my 2 goats are family members - 2 baby goats were given to me when I pulled a child out of a possible dog mauling (I took the bites and tears) the child is ok - Mom insisted on giving me the goats in lieu of money - though I tried to refuse - stating I ;knew nothing about goats and I didn't want any money - I was only doing the right thing by getting that child away from that situation - but to learn how to take care of the goats medical problems has posed a challenge - I love those goats and wouldn't give them up for anything, but I really need to know how to care for their hooves. Can you direct me to a website or service that might help me with this - we have no large animal vets up in this area - the nearest one is over 100 miles away. TY.
BTW, I think it was you who helped me with Weezie - a pup with distemper already showing neuro signs a couple of months ago - she had her shots, but this is a strain not yet covered by vaccines - she is fine today - despite many years of veterinary statistics stating once the neuro signs were there - there was no hope.