Major Farrier Gripes About Pricing, Payments

Concerns % of of Farriers 
Payment concerns (not paying on time, slow payment, late payments, post-dating checks, chasing payments)
Pricing complaints (bargaining, not wanting to pay fair price, constant whining about costs)
Lack of loyalty (constantly changing farriers, being fired for raising prices)

— Survey of attendees at 2007 International Hoof-Care Summit

How Veterinarians Share Lameness Information with Farriers

Options % of of Farriers 
Provide only a diagnosis of pathology 24%
Provide imagery, with or without notes
Provide diagnostic imagery, with or without notes, along with a shoeing prescription
Provide diagnostic imagery, with or without notes, and have shoeing discussion 28%

— 2019 American Farriers Journal lameness survey




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