How Good are Your Clients at Detecting Lameness Issues Before Alerting the Farrier or Veterinarian?

Options                                          % of Farriers

Excellent                                                  20%

Fair                                                          65%

Poor                                                         15%

— 2019 American Farriers Journal lameness survey


Farriers Log Considerable Computer Time

The typical full-time farrier spends 9 ½ hours per week working on his or her computer.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study



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