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Acrylic and urethane adhesives can offer farriers more shoeing options, the ability to provide better services to clients and ultimately an opportunity to increase business profitability. Despite these potential benefits, many farriers still shy away from reactive adhesives due to confusion about which product to use and when.
Webster, N.Y., farrier Esco Buff discussed the different adhesive options available to farriers and examples of their appropriate usage, as well as how he charges clients for adhesive applications during a How-To Hoof-Care Product Knowledge Clinic, sponsored by Vettec, at the 2020 International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
“Acrylics and urethanes are both products that are very helpful in our industry,” he says. “Both have their time and place. Both are effective. You just have to know the differences.”
Adhesives, which are any substance that can stick fast to a surface or object, are generally divided into two categories…