How Often Do Clients Ask for Nutritional Advice?

Some 35% of farriers indicate they frequently are asked to make nutritional suggestions to clients while 60% say they get occasional requests for feeding ideas.

— Survey of attendees at 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit


Farrier, Vet Team Approach Becoming More Popular

On more complicated footcare cases, 60% of full-time farriers frequently consult with veterinarians, while 35% sometimes work on problem cases with a vet.

The remaining 5% of farriers rarely consult with a veterinarian while doing therapeutic work.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

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