How Do Farriers Prefer to Learn About Footcare Products?

Options % of Farriers
International Hoof-Care Summit 85%
Visits to farrier supply shops 63%
Supplier websites 46%
Local farrier association clinics 43%
Manufacturer literature 37%
Footcare related webinars 24%
Other sources        18%
American Farrier’s Association convention    13%


— 2019 survey of International Hoof-Care Summit attendees


As a Farrier, Do You Use CBD Oil to Alleviate Pain, Anxiety or Other Ailments?

Options                                 % of Farriers
Yes    49%
No 51%


— 2019 American Farriers Journal reader poll

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