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Old Aug 6th 2011, 08:17 PM   #1
 
  Aug 2010
  Bremen IN
Is there such a thing as trimming the hooves of a deer? I have one deer with real long hooves.
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Old Aug 7th 2011, 03:36 AM   #2
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  Apr 2009
  Northeast Wisconsin

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Yes, too bad you didn't get our TV show because we showed this on an episode. You can use a pliers similar to what a horse ferrier would use to snip them off. Then you can use a rasp to smooth out the edges. Just like dogs or cats, you don't want to snip them too short and get into the quick. You may have a dietary issue if this continues. Also, try putting some stone around your feeder or water cup. Our deer don't encounter the same rough terrain deer in the wild do and don't wear down their hooves naturally as much.
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Old Sep 9th 2011, 07:58 PM   #3
 
  Jun 2011
  Decatur, Texas
Using a drimmel tool on cracks from long hooves is fun too... after cleaning the hoof after drimmeling(i think thats a word), you can even use hoof acrylic from a farrier to seal the crack if ther is no infection.. contact a vet if you have a question
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