trimming pot belly pigs and goats hoofs

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by traybo, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. traybo

    traybo Out Of The Brooder

    May 25, 2011
    what can i give my pot belly pigs and pygmy goats to sedate them long enough to trim there hoofs? I have been able to do a few but the ones that are left are the ones that are wild and will not let you !! any advice would be great thanks..
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Can you get a few people to hold them while you trim?
  3. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Im not sure about the pigs but Ive had to flip a goat and "sit" on it to trim its hooves
  4. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2009
    fort ashby, wv
    get a head stanchion for the goats and the pigs "good luck" and wear ear plugs [​IMG]
  5. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    It is all muscle with the goats, but honestly, I think my dogs are worse.
  6. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    I just had a guy out the other day to trim a buck boer goats hooves, that I rescued last thurs. We hog tied him....that was the only way. Sounds like that would be perfect for the pigs since called hog tying and it worked for us with the 200lb buck goat the other day. Safety first for you and the animal. This goat we worked on the other day likes to ram, and his hooves are worse then I have ever seen. I will be starting a thread and showing his hooves if you want to see them, keep a watch out for the thread. Trust me his feet don't stop him either.

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