Posted by Vicki McGaugh on June 12, 2000 at 12:53:35:
In Reply to: Soft feet posted by Victoria on June 11, 2000 at 10:31:27:
Another of the zillions of problems that can be linked to minerals. saanendoah.com has an excellent article on copper. Might want to be using loose cattle minerals instead of the blocks so many folks use. I do a herd health management program, and one of the real problems with new folks is leaving the feet to long when trimming. Just afraid to hurt the goats. Their hooves would be naturally soft during this rainy weather we are having, and will toughen :) up during the heat of summer. If your minerals are adequate, and you have trimmed them short and you are still having problems, try adding Biotin to their diet, and make sure the buck you breed your growing group to has excellent feet and legs in his back ground. Vicki McGaugh
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