As a Farrier, What Do You See as the 10 Major Causes of Lameness with the Horses You Work With?

Options  % of Farriers
Abscesses    87%
Laminitis/founder 80%
Navicular disease   71%
White line disease  71%
Improper footcare 69%
Bruising 68%
Suspensory ligament injuries 60%
Degenerative joint disease (arthritis) in the hock 58%
Defective conformation, especially with the legs 58%
Degenerative joint disease (arthritis) in the knee 54%









— 2019 American Farriers Journal lameness study


How Do You Feel About the 2020 Equine Outlook and Its Impact on Your Footcare Practice?

Options % of Farriers
Optimistic  75%
Pessimistic 25%



  — 2019 American Farriers Journal reader poll

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