Most Common Hoof-Related Concerns

When farriers were asked about the most common hoof-related problems they experience, here’s what they listed:

1 Fungal concerns, including thrush, white line disease and abscesses.

2 Heel problems.

3 Laminitis.

4 Overall hoof quality.

— Survey of attendees at 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit

How Many of the Horses that You Shoe Also Wear Pads?

Horses % of Farriers
0% to 25% 77%
26% to 50% 18%
51% to 75% 2%
76% to 100% 3%





— 2015 American Farriers Journal reader poll

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