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How do I care for my donkey's hooves?


Like horses, miniature donkeys require periodic trimming for healthy hooves. The farrier should trim the hooves about every 6-8 weeks depending upon the terrain of your ground where your donkeys are kept...more often if soft and less often if rocky. You can learn to do this yourself but it must not be neglected.  Young foals may need trimming more often to help their bones to develop properly. The American Donkey Association will give seminars often with demonstrations on how to do your own donkey's hooves. Join us to learn how to do your own donkey's hooves.

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