Thrush Can Be a Serious Concern

Some 52% of farriers indicated they see thrush on a weekly basis throughout the year in their footcare practice. Another 20% see thrush concerns on a monthly basis and 8% only have to deal with it a few times during the year.

Another 20% indicated thrush is a concern only on a seasonal basis.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study


What Products Do You Most Often Get Asked About by Clients? 

When it comes to clients seeking product information, more than 50% of farriers routinely get asked to recommend hoof supplements, hoof dressings, fly control and sprays, joint supplements and feeding options.

— Survey of attendees at 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit

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