New Addition to Our Herd in Spring of 2010 **
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|Tennis balls look pretty silly, but they work!
|Welcome Home Twinkle Toes!
Twinkle Toes is a new
addition to our herd. She is a rescue goat that was very neglected prior to coming to WeberWood Acres. She got
her name because her hooves had apparently never been trimmed, and were so long that she had difficulty running because her
hooves would get caught in the grass. After trimming her hooves, it took her about a week to learn to walk and run normally.
She was very thin when she arrived, but has since gained eleven pounds. She is still considerably smaller than our other
Nigerians because her growth was stunted from being malnourished early on, but she is now very healthy and happy. We
kept her quarantined for almost three months, and after testing negative for CAE and Johnes, and having all her vaccinations,
she was introduced into the herd in the summer of 2010. We were hesitant to take her in because she has horns, and none
of our other goats do. To prevent injury to the other goats, we duct taped small tennis balls to the ends of her horns
for the first few weeks. She no longer needs to wear the tennis balls on a regular basis, since she rarely uses her
horns aggressively. She has come a long way in the past few months, going from tiny and timid, to curious and carefree.
Welcome Home Twinkle Toes :-)