How Much Extra Time Do You Normally Spend per Visit on a Typical Lameness Case? (In addition to normal trimming and shoeing)

Average of 59 minutes

(Ranged from 20 minutes for simpler cases up to 4 hours for more complicated lameness issues.)

— 2019 American Farriers Journal lameness survey

Should Hoof-Care Groups be Concerned about Farrier Education, Licensing and Registration Issues?

Options      % of Farriers in 2005  % of Farriers in 2015 % of Farriers in 2020
Yes 60% 77%  83%
No 40%  14%   9%
Other answers 9%  3%

                                                                 — 2005, 2015 and 2020 American Farriers Journal surveys



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