What Pathologies Have You Encountered at Least Once in the Previous 12 Months with Backyard Horses? (retired, not ridden, etc.)
|Options||% of Farriers|
|White line disease||76%|
|Degenerative joint disease (arthritis) in the hock||63%|
|Degenerative joint disease (arthritis) in the knee||63%|
|Suspensory ligament injuries||60%|
|Defective conformation, especially with the legs||58%|
— 2019 American Farriers Journal lameness survey
Where Farriers Make Product Purchases
Some 96% of farriers purchase footcare products from farrier supply shops while 26% buy at least a small portion of their products directly from manufacturers.
Some 21% of farriers fulfill some product needs from wholesalers, 9% from feed stores, 12% from hardware stores, 11% from tack stores and 4% from big box stores such as Tractor Supply, Home Depot and Walmart.
— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study
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