11A BTEC Weekly physical check on claws/hooves

A sign of an unhealthy claw in a dog, rabbit, chicken or bearded dragon.
Its cracked, flaky or split.Overgrown (with extreme overgrowth, they may need the toes to be pushed up, or will curl around and grow into the pad of the paw).
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Healthy claws in dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens and bearded dragons:
Not overgrown Full and clean with no splits in them Cats’ claws should be fully retracted when walking
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Healthy hooves in goats
Even in length, with even spread of weight over their surface.
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Unhealthy hooves in goats
Overgrown front tips Evidence of redness/swelling in between the two parts of the hoof.
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Ways to prevent overgrown claws/nails
Provide scratching posts and other enrichment Trim animals claws/nails/hooves regularly and keep them well maintained Ensure animals have a range of surfaces to exercise in e.g. tarmac as well as grass
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Healthy claws in dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens and bearded dragons:

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Not overgrown Full and clean with no splits in them Cats’ claws should be fully retracted when walking

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Healthy hooves in goats

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Unhealthy hooves in goats

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Ways to prevent overgrown claws/nails

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