How Often Do You Use Hoof Testers?

Options % of Farriers
Sometimes 45%
Often     43%
Always 5%
Never 7%


— 2016 American Farriers Journal email survey


The American Veterinary Medical Association Maintains That “farriery exists well outside of the definition of veterinary medicine and does not need to be included in the Model Veterinary Practice Act (MVPA).” Do You Agree?

Options % of Farriers
Yes, there’s no need for an exemption   34%
No, there is plenty of grey area within the AVMA’s
definition that shows an exemption is necessary
I’m not sure     3%

— 2018 American Farriers Journal email survey

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