Do You Use Copper Sulfate in Your Hoof-Care Practice?

Options  % of Farriers
Yes 90%
No 10%



— 2019 American Farriers Journal reader poll

Dealing with Biggest Farrier Business Challenges

When farriers were asked about the three biggest challenges they face in their footcare work, here’s what they listed:

1 Acquiring clients, gaining their cooperation and educating them about proper footcare.

2 Dealing with poor quality feet, which is often a reflection of the particular environment.

3 Business management concerns, including billing and collection.

— Survey of attendees at 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit

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