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December 2012

2MT - Two Minutes With Tab - Basic Hoof Care

on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:11

Hi Y'all,

I've just posted the latest 2MT educational Video, this one focuses on Basic Hoof Care.  Basic hoof care starts with the proper trim to level/balance the foot.  This new video goes over the rest of the steps and shows simple ways to properly care for the equine hoof. 

I hope you enjoy watching it! 

 

 

Thank Y'all for your time!

- Tab Pigg

Treatment for a Yearling With a Broken Coffin Bone.

on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 23:17
Holes were drilled in this shoe so that Super Fast can lock it in place.

Fractures in developing bones are not uncommon when it comes to horses.  Coffin bone fractures in horses under the age of 2 heal more easily than fractures in older horses.   This is due, in part, to the fact that a foal's bones are soft and do not mature until 2-3 years of age.  However, even though they heal faster, it does not mean that a fractured coffin bone in a yearling is painless or healthy.  There are different categories in the coffin bone, none of them are easy to treat. 

I recently worked on a yearling with a coffin bone fracture.  I wanted to stabilize the foot, while providing comfort and support allowing time for the foot to heal.

2MT - Two Minutes With Tab - Hoof Chipping

on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 17:22

 

Hi Y'all, 

Hoof wall chipping is a common issue, as you probably know.  Often times it can cause concern to horse owners, but most of the time, there is not much to worry about.  In my latest 2MT video, I discuss hoof chipping, what causes and what you should do when you encounter it.

I hope you enjoy watching! 

Thank Y'all for your time. 

How to Help a Horse with Abscesses

on Sat, 12/01/2012 - 00:18
This is a picture of a horse with a hoof abscess

Hi Y'all,

Recently I heard from a Vettec user who had some technical questions about which product was right for her situation.  The problems she was dealing with are not uncommon, so I thought I'd share our conversation with Y'all.  Here's how it went: 

Farrier:

I am working on a horse with bad abscesses which are leaving holes the size of a pinky finger from the sole all the way out around the coronet band on both the fronts hooves. After safely draining the abscess and treating them, I would like to formulate a plan for the  next 12 months or until the holes have grown out.  I was thinking of using Equi-Pak Soft in the holes, then applying Sole-Guard over that to support the sole and