UPDATE: I was called back out this week to trim this goat again. Last time it took me two trims to get the feet even. This time I had enough confidence that he wouldn't bleed to death to take the feet all the way down. They are off by just millimeters only because I stopped when the centers of the feet started to bulge and I knew I was close to blood supply. I know the pictures I took before I trimmed really suck, but if you look close you can see that the two halves are wildly uneven...the goat again was walking like a "clydesdale". They said after I got his feet even the last time he walked normal until they grew like that again....which did not take long at all. I'm again wondering if this is founder, genetics, or something else? What would cause one half of a foot to grow at the rate of approx. 1/2 inch per month? And it's growth in sole/height, not just hoof wall and it does not curl under like a normal hoof. The "good" half also seems atrophied to me, assumably from lack of use, while the "bad" side is fat and wide. They did tell me before I started trimming that they had taken him off all grain, but once I was done, I watched them fill their pan to overflowing with some type of pellets....maybe they thought I was referring to just the corn? pictures are at the bottom of this page. I am kicking myself for not getting a picture of these feet yesterday before I started working on them. I had my camera in the car, but forgot all about it! :duh I was called out to do a Boer type goat. An intact male. Kept as a pet with a small herd of Pygmy goats in a large paddock but no pasture. There were two pans of grain/corn available, uneaten when I got there. I immediately suggested they get rid of those. This goat has trouble walking, and gets down on his knees to eat. The problem with his feet is that on both fronts, one side, (the inside half) of his foot was probably about 4 inches long, while the outside half is normal. This means he is bearing all his weight on two stilts. To trim him they laid him down on the ground and 2 people held him while I trimmed his hooves. I took off quite a bit, but although I was using my horse hoof nippers because of the huge amount that needed to be taken off, it still took longer than I was wanting to keep a goat on the ground in that stressed position, so I stopped once I got an inch or so removed. I'm going back in two weeks and WILL get pictures. Does this sound like founder, with just the one half affected, or could it be genetic, or both? They want me to set up a care plan that will keep these things under control. I'm hoping getting rid of the grain will help, and have suggested monthly hoof trimming once they are even. Is there any reason I can't make these feet even on the next trim? There is still at least one inch difference in height between the two sides, maybe a little more. I did not reach any pink at all, but stopped due to how long he had already been on the ground, plus I wanted to let the blood vessels contract back a little more before I went further. But, he really needs to be made even as soon as possible. Another breeder who was doing his feet before me told them they should trim their goats feet every six months. He raises boer goats. They asked my opinion on that, and of course I gave it to them. I've no personal experience with this type of foot at all, so thought I'd ask here, and also see if it's possible this hoof will ever be "normal" or will it always grow at an accelerated rate compared to the outside halves of his feet? Back feet are normal. Thanks!