With Sole Support Materials, Which Type Of Product Do You Use Most Often?

Options % of Farriers
Dental impression material   34%
Injectable urethane  31%
Injectable silicone 19%
All used equally 16%

— Survey of 2018 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees

Who Handles The Footcare Needs For Australian Horse Owners?

Options % of Horse Owners
Farrier 80%
Trim/shoe own horses 18%
No regular hoof care provided 2%

— 2017 Australian horse owner survey as reported in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science

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