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Old Mar 22nd 2011, 04:51 PM   #1
  Apr 2009
  Acme, PA
One of our buck fawns hooves are about 4 inches long and he has some trouble walking on them. We are going to put him down to move him to the buck pen anyway. What i am wondering is what to use to trim them.
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Old Mar 22nd 2011, 05:34 PM   #2
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

Cervid: mule deer,whitetail,elk,goats,bighorn & stone sheep & Alaskan dahl sheep
I like to use the ExoTrim from item 769510 works great for me. Just my opinion.
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Old Mar 22nd 2011, 05:54 PM   #3
  Jan 2010
  TLC Fawn Nursery, Devine, Tx
We have used plain old garden pruning shears & they worked great. We also use them as tag cutters among other tasks so I keep a pair handy.
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Old Mar 23rd 2011, 10:36 AM   #4
  Apr 2009
  Ewing, Illinois
How much do you all trim off at one time? The first time i went to trim a bucks hooves I was surprised to see how much different they were than Goats and Sheep.
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Old Mar 25th 2011, 09:36 AM   #5
  Aug 2010
Thanks for the recommendation on the Exotrimmers. I trimmed my doe's hooves today and she really enjoyed the pedicure. I was amazed how she allowed me to take a few millimeters off of each one without any fuss. I wash and polish her hooves everyday whether she wants it done or not. I hope that cocoa butter is not a bad choice for moisturizing and shining them up. When I am done with her hooves, her "feet" look smooth, black and shiny as when she was a tiny little fawn again. She's my girl.
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