Esco Buff

Esco Buff

Esco Buff, CF, APF, is a farrier in Web­ster, N.Y., and holds a PhD in bus­iness administration. He is a member of the Interna­tional Horseshoeing Hall of Fame.

ARTICLES

A Qualitative Study and Analysis of the Results of Using Copper-Alloy Horseshoes in the Reduction of White Line Infections

It appears that antimicrobial effects of copper-alloy do apply to the application of copper-alloy horseshoes in reducing the microbial damage to the horses’ white line.

Treatment of white line infections has traditionally been to remove the affected area of the white line and treat with some form of antimicrobial topical. Horse owner compliance at applying daily topicals to combat white line infections is reportedly short lived. The effectiveness of daily topicals also comes into question once a horseshoe is applied to the hoof. Traditional horseshoes made of steel and aluminum provide no antibacterial qualities. The application of copper-alloy horseshoes has been shown in studies to help with combating bacterial and fungal infections of the white line and eliminate the need for horse owners to apply daily topicals.


Read More
369_SFL_Steve_Norman_JM_0716.jpg

Does A Client Owe You Money? Here’s How To Collect

Clients who fail to pay for hoof-care services are a problem that every farrier experiences at some point in his or her career.

There are a variety of cases and reasons as to why clients don’t pay their farriers. By understanding the United States government’s definitions of non-payments and reviewing the basics for collecting, you can be better prepared for making sure more of the money you earn gets to your pocket.


Read More
Outstanding_Money.jpg

How To Collect When A Client Fails To Pay

Clients who fail to pay for hoof-care services are a problem that every farrier experiences at some point in his or her career. There are a variety of cases and reasons as to why clients don’t pay their farriers. By understanding the United States government’s definitions of non-payments and reviewing the basics for collecting, you can be better prepared for making sure more of the money you earn gets to your pocket.
Read More
The Hoof-Care Bottom Line

Ethical Considerations For Your Farrier Business

Ethics are codes, values or rules that govern those practices of a person and profession. Ethics are a standard of behavior by which a person's conduct is judged. These codes dictate how we should manage our business and ourselves. In business, an ethical individual feels compelled to behave according to the rules of moral personal and business principles.
Read More

How To Collect Money Clients Owe You

Clients failing to pay for hoof-care services is a problem every farrier experiences at some point. There are a variety of cases and reasons as to why clients don't pay their farriers. By understanding the United States government's definitions of non-payments and reviewing the basics for collecting, you can be better prepared for making sure more of the money you earn gets to your pocket.
Read More
The Hoof-Care Bottom Line

Don’t Take Mentorship Lightly

If asked to define mentorship, many people will vaguely describe the concept, likely stating that it involves communication and is relationship-based. Several business sources go further by defining mentoring as a professional relationship in which an experienced person (mentor) guides another person (mentoree or mentee) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less-experienced person's professional and personal growth.
Read More

Top Articles

Current Issue

View More

Current Issue

View More

Must Read Free Eguides

Download these helpful knowledge building tools

View More
Top Directory Listings