Setting Up for Sheep Foot Inspection and Trimming
By Dr. Richard Brzozowski, PhD, Small Ruminant Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Before beginning to assemble all tools and equipment to inspect or trim the feet of sheep, you may want to first consider the benefits of a handling system that can be used for more than hoof trimming.
In order to inspect or trim the feet of sheep, you need to flip each animal for a good view of the hoof. Your set-up to accomplish these tasks depends on the number of animals to be handled. However even for a small number of animals, a handling system makes these tasks easier, more organized, less of a strain on the handler, and likely less stress on the animals. Read more…