What Pathologies Have You Encountered at Least Once in the Previous 12 Months with Backyard Horses? (retired, not ridden, etc.)

Options   % of Farriers
Abscesses 91%
Laminitis/founder 86%
White line disease  76%
Navicular disease 73%
Bruising 70%
Improper footcare 70%
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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