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Goat Hoof Bleeding Care?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by catcrazy37, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. catcrazy37

    catcrazy37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're trimming a goat's hoof and it starts to bleed, I've read that blood stop powder or cornstarch is the way to make the blood stop.

    Two Questions:
    1. How exactly do you apply this powder?
    2. Is there anything else you should do afterwards?
     
  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    You just dump it on, liberally. As to what to do afterwards, there isn't much to do beyond make sure the goat is up to date on tetanus vaccines.
     
  3. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wipe it off with an antibacterial wipe and squeeze the wipe on the hoof and hold it there until it stops bleeding. Never had problems with that method and the pens they're in are probably filled with bacteria.
     
  4. catcrazy37

    catcrazy37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, okay. That's basically what I expected, thanks!
     

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