Are You Taking Special Precautions Against the Coronavirus During Your Regular Footcare Work?

Options % of Farriers
Yes, I'm disinfecting tools, being extra cautious with clients, horse handlers, etc. 92%
No, I'm not worried about it, not doing nothing different 8%

— 2020 American Farriers Journal reader poll

What Guidelines do You Find Most Useful for Evaluating and Determining Sole Thickness or Sole Depth? (Listed in order of importance) 

  1. Palpation of the hoof
  2. Apex of the frog
  3. X-rays
  4. Use of hoof testers
  5. Collateral grooves


                                                                 — Survey of 2020 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees

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