Business Practices

2018 International Hoof-Care Summit

[Video] BETTER BUSINESS PRACTICES: What Does It Cost You To Shoe Each Horse

The most common way that farriers gauge the profitability of their businesses is by determining what it costs to shoe each horse. The key to make this work is examining a complete picture. Kentucky farrier Pat Broadus and Indiana farrier Danvers Child will survey some of these often overlooked elements. They will also share some other factors you need to consider to make sure your practice is moving in the right direction financially.
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News & Notes

AFA Suggests Changes To AVMA’s Proposed Policy

AAPF offers commenting guidance for its members
As the deadline looms to submit comments on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s proposal to remove the farriery exemption from the Model Veterinary Practice Act, two of the largest farrier associations issued statements on the issue Monday.
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Shop Talk: March 2018

FEI Taps AAPF/IAPF As Farriers For 2018 World Equestrian Games The American and International Associa­tions of Professional Farriers (AAPF/IAPF) will serve as the emergency farrier service providers for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C.
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How Does Your Practice Compare?

See how your business measures up with other farriers
At each year’s International Hoof-Care Summit, attendees are asked to fill out surveys to help the American Farriers Journal staff learn more about farrier wants and needs.
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The Time For Your Money Is Now

Make your hard-earned money work for you by taking part in low risk investments
The time value of money is a simple concept that is easily understood, yet not enough farriers think about and apply it to their practices. The financial website Investopedia states that the time value of money is the theory that money available today is worth more in the future than that same amount you have in your pocket at this moment.
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How Would You Handle These Ethical Concerns About Footcare?

Farriers share their opinions and advice for handling these common situations encountered in hoof-care practices
Each year, we ask farriers via an exclusive survey to comment on ethical dilemmas that they might face in their hoof-care work. These scenarios were pulled from dozens of responses submitted by farriers in the previous year’s confidential ethics survey.
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