It is very important to regularly (every month
or two months) properly trim the hooves of your goats. If the hooves
are not trimmed, dirt will be trapped and nails will overgrow, which
often leads to serious hoof problems (like hoof rot) and it will
become difficult for the animal to walk well.
In their original habitat – mountainous regions
– the hooves are naturally filed by the rocky terrain goats roam in.
If goats are mostly kept in pens, however, their nails will grow very
fast and one has to trim them on a regular basis. If you have a
pasture with gravel and rocks, you won’t have to cut their nails as
anywhere within 35 minutes of Mayaguez: $15 per goat. This service is
usually only needed once because I always make sure that the new goat
owner learns how to maintain the hooves of his goat(s) right away.
There is a
fantastic herbal dewormer that works for small ruminants, and is
particularly good for goats. Until recently, it had to be ordered
from the States but it is now offered locally nearby Mayaguez. The
main advantage of this dewormer is that it has no unwanted side
effects and there is no build up resistance to it. If you want to
get more information about the product or buy it, contact Jeff (firstname.lastname@example.org