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Tab Pigg began his career shoeing horses in 1983. As a Certified Journeyman Farrier, he has shod all types of horses from everyday ranch horses, to athletic event horses. He’s worked on countless therapeutic cases, gaining valuable experience and increasing his knowledge of hoof care with each case.

Tab held various positions in the Texas Professional Farriers Association and became their president in 2000. He served as an AFA examiner for 16 years and has competed in many forging and shoeing competitions. Tab has worked for Vettec as a technical specialist for the last 8 years.

Shoeing and helping horses is much more than a paycheck to Tab, knowing he has the ability to improve their quality of life, is what is most important to him.

 

2 Minutes with Tab Blog

Episode 2, V7 - Two Minutes With Tab - Corns

on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 23:26

There are two potential causes of corns. For shod horses, the condition occurs when the foot grows over the shoe where the sole, white line and heel come together in the hoof. Corns can also develop in the feet of horses when the coffin bone pushes down on the sole. Watch the latest 2MT video to find out how you can identify and manage corns
 

Identifying and Treating Corns on a Horse

on Fri, 11/03/2017 - 23:12
Corns are severe, visible bruising in a horse’s feet that are problematic if untreated.

Proper hoof care is essential to a horse’s well-being. Without regular hoof maintenance, horses can develop conditions in their feet that cause discomfort and can require costly treatment. One condition that is occurring more frequently in horses is corns – severe, visible bruising in a horse’s feet that is problematic if untreated. It’s important for horse owners to provide the proper support and protection to treat corns and get hooves healthy again.

Causes & Symptoms

There are two potential causes of corns. For shod horses, the condition occurs when the foot grows over the shoe where the sole, white line and heel come together in the hoof.

Episode 1, V7 - Two Minutes With Tab - Sore After Trim

on Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:43

Trimming a foot should not make a horse sore.  In this video clip, I discuss trimming methods and how to avoid sore feet.

Join Vettec for a Hands-on Workshop

on Thu, 09/28/2017 - 18:21

Vettec holds Hands-on Workshops at various locations throughout the US and Europe.  These events are free for anyone who is interested.  Attendees will learn how to support and protect the sole, apply new applications, create extensions, glue on shoes, correct angles and more!  Please check our website to find locations near you. We hope to see you at one soon.

 

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