Handling Footcare Repairs

In a typical week, 43% of full-time farriers use acrylic and hoof repair products, 42% use pour-in pads, 10% glue on shoes, 79% use plastic or non-metal shoes and 16% use pads.

— 2016 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

How Many Footcare Educational Events Do You Attend Each Year?

One fifth of farriers attend a half dozen or more educational conferences or clinics each year to expand their footcare knowledge. Another 47% attend three to five events while one-third of farriers attend one or two hoof-care educational events each year.

— 2017 International Hoof-Care Summit attendee survey

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