What’s The Most Common Reason For Using Hoof Packing?

Options % of Farriers
Provide support 34%
Achieve therapeutic goals such as controlling fungus,
reducing pain or inflammation      
Remove excess moisture 4%
Provide moisture   4%


— 2016 American Farriers Journal reader poll


Are You Saving Enough For Retirement?

Options % of Farriers
I’m on track 26%
I’m a little behind 20%
I’m way behind 37%
I haven't saved anything 17%

— 2017 American Farriers Journal reader poll

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