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Publications and Articles
in which Esco Buff, PhD, APF-I, CF
has written or referenced.
Esco has published or been referenced in too many articles to
list.  Here are a few of the more important ones.  Highlighted titles
have links to the article or publication

2017
Referenced - Know What It Costs You To Trim And Shoe A Horse.  AFJ Getting Started In Hoofcare, 9th Edition; page 32.
Here's How To Collect Money From A Client.  AFJ Getting Started In Hoofcare, 9th Edition; pages 46-8.


2016
Briefings - Tracking Vehicle Expenses over A 5-Year Period. AFJ, January/February 2016; page 9.                        
The Use of Copper Alloy Horseshoes, by Esco Buff, IHCS 2016, February 2-5, 2016, pages 72-4.
Responses - 2016 Wow Moments.  AFJ.  March 2016; page 31.
Consider an Earn-Out, by Esco Buff.  AFJ.  November 2016; page 38.
Use Facebook To Find New Clients, by Esco Buff, AFJ Supplement Tp Tips To Improve Your Farrier Practice Today,       
page 32.

2015
Referenced - Late Breaking News, AFJ, January/February 2015; page 8.
Referenced - 50 Best Farrier Takeaways of 2014, AFJ, January/February 2015; page 89.
The Use of Copper Alloy Horseshoes, by Esco Buff, April 2015.
Referenced - Storing glues, AFJ, April, 2015; page 71.
Responses - How do you use your tactile senses to help trim and/or shoe a horse?, AFJ, May/June 2015; 56.
Responses - Remembering Joe Kutz, AFJ, May/June 2015; 53.
Referenced - Is Thera A Link Between Limb Length Disparity and Asymmetrical Feet? by Marc Jerram, BSc (Hons), AWCF  
Master Farrier, AFJ, May June 2015; 38-43.
Solve Problems By Looking At The Whole Horse, by Esco Buff, AFJ Hall of Fame Farrier Tips, Volume 2;12-13.
Response - Hall of Fame Farrier Tips, AFJ, 2015; pages 61-2, 64.
Phenylbutazone - My Investigation and Questions, by Esco Buff, AFJ  Web Exclusive Feature, June 11, 2015;www.
americanfarriers.com
How to Collect When a Client Fails to Pay, by Esco Buff, AFJ, Getting Started In Hoof Care, Seventh Edition,                      
2015;pages 40-2.
Response - Hoof-Care Email Q&A, AFJ, December 2015; page 49.



2014
Don't Overlook These Tax Deductions, by Esco Buff, AFJ, Januray/February 2014; pages 64-5.
How to Collect Money Clients Owe You, by Esco Buff, AFJ, March 2014; pages 76-77.
Referenced - Pearls of Wisdom From More Hall of Famers, Hall of Fame Farrier Tips, by AFJ, 2014; pages 48-50.
Avoid These Common Scams Targeting Small Business Owners, by Esco Buff, AFJ, May/June 2014; pages 84-5.
Referenced - Know the Rules, AFJ, May/June 2014; pages 58-9.
Referenced - Employee Vs. Independent Contractor, AFJ May/June 2014; page 62.
Don't Take Mentorship Lightly, by Esco Buff, AFJ, July/August, 2014;100-01.
Referenced - Know What it Costs You to Trim and Shoe, AFJ Getting Started In Hoof Care, Sixth Edition, 2014;17-8.
How To Collect Money Clients Owe You, by Esco Buff, AFJ Getting Started In Hoof Care, Sixth Edition, 2014;38-9.
Referenced - Protecting Your and Your Assets, AFJ Getting Started In Hoof Care, Sixth Edition, 2014;60-1.
Ethical Considerations For Your Farrier Business, by Esco Buff, AFJ, September/October, 2014;74-5.


2013
10 Things To Do To Turn Slow Times Into Productive Times, by Esco Buff, AFJ, January/February 2013; pages 48-9.
Making Therapeutic and Other Needed Shoes in the Field, by Esco Buff, February 2013.
Choosing the Business Structure That Best Fits Your Farrier Business by Esco Buff, AFJ, March 2013; pages 50-1.
Referenced - Ideas on Building and Maintaining a Brand, AFJ, March 2013; page 56.
Of Externs, Interns, Apprentices and Independent Contractors, by Esco Buff, AFJ, April 2013; pages 42-3.
Benchmarks of Professionalism, by Esco Buff, AFJ, May/June 2013; pages 52-3.
Protecting Your Own Feet During Your Hoof-Care Day, by Esco Buff, AFJ, September/October 2013; pages 82-3.
25 Business Terms You Must Understand, by Esco Buff, AFJ Getting Started in Hoof Care, Fifth Edition, 2013; pages 24-5.
How Much Should You Charge, by Esco Buff, AFJ Getting Started in Hoof Care, Fifth Edition, 2013; pages 26-7.
Referenced - Selling Products to Clients, AFJ, November 2013; pages 23 & 25.
Referenced - The Cost to Trim, Shoe Horses, AFJ, November 2013; pages 48-9.
Organize Your Expenses to Help Your Business, by Esco Buff, AFJ, December 2013; pages 72-3.


2012
Raising Your Rates and Keeping Your Customers, by Esco Buff, AFJ, January/February 2012; pages 73-4.
Referenced – Farriers’ Roundtable, AFJ, January/February 2012; page 61.
Referenced – Late Breaking News and Views, AFJ, March 2012; page 7.
Referenced – Farriers’ Roundtable on Venice Turpentine Use, AFJ, March 2012; page 32.
Referenced – What To Do When Insects Are Bugging You, AFJ, March 2012; page 44.
Referenced – The Farrier Apprentice, AFJ, March 2012; pages 76-81.
Need A New Hoof Knife?  Check The Budget by Esco Buff, AFJ, March 2012; pages 82-3.
Referenced – Do You Know What Your Pricing Strategy Is?, AFJ, April 2012; page7.
Proper Transportation of Fuels by Esco Buff, AFJ, April 2012; pages 26-7.
Charging For Therapeutic Farrier Work by Esco Buff, AFJ, May/June 2012; pages 38-9.
Referenced – Keeping Your Edge, AFJ, May/June 2012; page 44.
10 Tips For A More Profitable Backyard Horse Business by DEsco Buff, AFJ, July/August 2012; 56-7.
Referenced – Use Facebook To Improve Marketing, AFJ, July/August 2012; 60 & 63.
Responses – Thank You, Farriers, AFJ, July/August 2012; 70-1.                                                                                Responses –
What Will Be The 2013 Wow Moments?, AFJ, July/August 2012; 88.
Referenced - Food for Thought, Getting Started in Hoof Care, Fourth Edition, AFJ;14.
How Much should You Charge? by Esco Buff, Getting Started in Hoof Care, Fourth Edition, AFJ;36-7.
Referenced - Insurance; Protecting You and Your Assets, Getting Started in Hoof Care, AFJ;54.
Do Your Homework Before Purchasing A New Vehicle For Your Hoof-Care Business by Esco Buff, AFJ,
September/October 2012; pages 44-5.
Referenced - Raising Your Prices As Your Hoof-Care Practice Grows, AFJ, September/October 2012; pages 60-3.
Recognizing and Treating Retracted Soles by Esco Buff, AFJ, September/October 2012; pages 73-5.
40 Business Terms Farriers Need to Understand, by  Esco Buff, AFJ, December 2012; pages43-4.

2011
Getting The New Year Off On The Right Foot, by Esco Buff, AFJ, January/February 2011; pages 55-6.
Halls of Fame Welcomes Dr. Esco Buff, AFJ, January/February 2011; pages 44-5.
Profit Margin's Place In Your Shoeing Business, by Esco Buff, AFJ, March 2011; pages 68-9.
Referenced - Summit Attendees Describe 105 Factors, AFJ, March 2011; pages 84(2), 85(3).
Forum - Resets Vs. Sales Tax, AFJ, March 2011; page 94.
Of Prices, Profits and Markups, by Esco Buff, AFJ, April 2011; pages 24-5.
Referenced – Expert Tips and Advice – Using Radiographs to Accurately Apply Heart Bar Shoes, AFJ, April 2011;
pages 36-7.
Referenced – Share your single most important piece of advice on maintaining you shoeing tools, AFJ, April 2011; page
54.
How Much did Shoeing That Horse Cost You?, by Esco Buff, AFJ, May/June 2011; pages 24-5.
Five Stages of Farrier Development, by Esco Buff, AFJ, July/August 2011; pages 27-8.
Referenced – Why rasps are the most important-yet most neglected-tool in your shoeing box, AFJ, July/August 2011,
pages 42-4.
Referenced – Think Snow! Snow pads can help your clients keep riding safely all winter, AFJ, September/October 2011,
page 35.
Forum – Can you describe any hoof or foot problems that you encounter more often during winter months?, AFJ,
September/October 2011, pages 38-9.
More on the Stages of Farrier Development, by Esco Buff, AFJ, September/October 20111, pages 46-7
Why Heart Bars Work With Laminitis, by Esco Buff, Laminitis:  What you Need to Know, An American Farriers Journal
Special Report, 2011, pages 24-28.
Referenced – Resolving Sticky Situations, Getting Started in Hoof Care - A Career Guide for the New Farrier, Third Edition,
pages 12.
An Introduction to Your Business Finances, by Esco Buff, Getting Started in Hoof Care - A Career Guide for the New
Farrier, Third Edition, pages 32-35.
How Much Dit it Cost You?  How Much Did Your Keep? By Esco Buff, Getting Started in Hoof Care - A Career Guide for the
New Farrier, Third Edition, pages 36-38.
Referenced – Insurance:  Protection For You and Your Hoof-Care Business, Getting Started in Hoof Care - A Career Guide
for the New Farrier, Third Edition, page 48 and 50.
Editorial Response – Heart Bars vs. Laminitis, AFJ, December 2011; page8.
Accepting Credit, Debit Cards Can Pay Off For Hoof-care Providers, by Esco Buff, AFJ, December 2011;
pages 36-39.



2010
Referenced – Unconventional Education, AFJ, January/February 2010; page 9.
A Practical Approach to Setting Your Shoeing Prices, by Esco Buff, AFJ, January/February 2010; pages 24-25, 89.
Getting a Handle on Expenses in a Farrier Business, by Esco Buff, AFJ, March, 2010; pages 84-5.
Forum - Pacer Running on Heels, AFJ, March 2010, page 72-3.
Forum - Hoof Wall is Pulling Away From Sole, AFJ, March 2010, page 71.
Forum - Shoeing For a Medical Collateral Ligament Injury, AFJ, March 2010, page 71.
Forum – Aluminum Wedge Shoes and Traction, AFJ, March 2010, page 73.
Referenced - Time Saving Efficiency Tips From Over the Years, AFJ, March 2010, page 34.
Increasing the Income of Your Farrier Business, by Esco Buff, AFJ, April, 2010; pages 74-6.
No Show, No Shoer, by Esco Buff, AFJ, May/June, 2010; pages 42-3.
Referenced - Welding From Your Rig, AFJ, May/June 2010, page 56.
Forum - Advice on Re-entering the Farrier Business, AFJ, May/June 2010, page 101.
Referenced - Veterinary Clinics of North America:  Equine Practice, Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 1-11 (April 2010).
Farriery From The Whole Horse Approach, by Esco Buff, AFJ, July/August 2010; pages 73-9.
Making Sure Your Rig is Legal, by Esco Buff, AFJ, July/August 2010; pages 80-1.
Listed - 2010 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event and Kentucky Cup Test Events Farriers, Professional Farrier, Volume 8,
Number 2: page 33.
Referenced - Insurance: Protecting Yourself and Your Assets, Getting Started In Hoof Care, Second Edition, AFJ, August
2010; pages 50-53.
Putting Your Money To Work: Saving The Smart Way, by Esco Buff, Getting Started In Hoof Care, Second Edition, AFJ,
August 2010; pages 58-60.
Referenced - How does winter change the hoof care you do for clients..., AFJ, September/October 2010, page 53.
T.A.R.D.Y. Technique Will Keep You On Time, by Esco Buff, AFJ, September/October 2010, pages 58-9.
Referenced - Remembering Joe Kriz, AFJ, November 2010; page 15.
Referenced - Find the Coverage You Need, AFJ, November 2010; pages 36-40.
Testimonials:  A Powerful Marketing Tool, by Esco Buff, AFJ, November 2010; pages 43-4.
Referenced - Farrier Software:  What's in Your Toolbox?, AFJ, November 2010; pages 51-6.
Referenced - How to Find Success Before Your Relocate, AFJ, November 2010; pages 57-9.
Financial Matters To Attend To Before The End Of The Year, by Esco Buff, AFJ, December 2010, pages 47-8.


2009
Putting Your Money to Work:  Saving the Smart Way, by Esco Buff, Getting Started In Hoof Care, First Edition, AFJ, 2009;
pages 55-9.
Referenced - Insurance: Protecting Yourself and Your Assets, Getting Started In Hoof Care, First Edition, AFJ, 2009; pages
50-53.
Referenced – Razor Sharp Advice, Location, Location, Location, AFJ, January/February 2009; pages 48-9.
Referenced – Five Reasons the 2009 Summit is a Good Business Investment, Business Skills You Can Use Tomorrow
and Shoeing The Whole Horse, January/February 2009; page 11.
Farrier Business Skills You Can Use Tomorrow, by Esco Buff, Sixth Annual Hoof Care Summit, 2009 IHCS Program,
February 3-6, 2009; page 16.
Shoeing Effectively With The Whole Horse Approach, by Esco Buff, Sixth Annual Hoof Care Summit; 2009 IHCS Program,
February 3-6, 2009; pages 21-2.
How to Take, Read, and Interpret Radiographs for the Treatment of the Laminitic Horse with Heart Bar Shoes, by Esco
Buff, March 2009.
Referenced – Running a Business Like a Business, AFJ, March 2009; pages 11-2.
Referenced – Promising Whole-Horse Approach, AFJ, March 2009, page 18.
Referenced – Another Super Clinic, AFJ, March 2009; page 100.
Forum – Advice on Re-entering the Farrier Business, AFJ, May/June 2009, page 101.
Referenced – Welding Versatility, AFJ, May/June 2009; pages 55-6.
The ABC's of Bills and Receipts, by Esco Buff, AFJ, July/August 2009; page 41.
Referenced - For More on Trimming Minis, AFJ, September/October 2009, page 51.
Laying Out the Ground Rules, by Dr. Esco Buff, AFJ, September/October, 2009; pages 66 and 114.
Referenced - Shoeing From a Harley, AFJ, September/October, 2009; page 81.
The Logic Behind Charging Service-Call Fees, by Esco Buff, AFJ, November 2009, page 53-4.
Referenced – Improving Your Farrier Practice, AFJ, November 2009; pages 34-5.
Referenced – Stick to What You Know, AFJ, November 2009; page 18.
Making The Most Out Of Customer Complaints, by Esco Buff, AFJ, December 2009, Pages 39-40.

2008
What to do When One Leg is Longer, by Esco Buff, Fifth Annual International Hoof Care Summit; 2008 IHCS Program,
January 29-February 1, 2008, page 24.
Forum – Pads and Endurance Horses, AFJ, January/February 2008; pages 106.
Forum – Dealing With a Dropped Sole, AFJ, March 2008; pages 55-6.
Referenced – The Summit Hey Moments - – New View of the Shoulder, AFJ, March 2008; page 41.
Forum – More on Overcoming Pricing Concerns, AFJ, May/June 2008; pages 104-5.
Roundtable - When dealing with a float-footed horse, is it advisable to pare out sole to give the foot some cup? AFJ,
September/October 2008; page 85.
Referenced - Why Gas is Best, AFJ, September/October 2008; page 40.

2007
Forum – Dealing With a Case of Flat Feet, AFJ, January/February 2007; page 108-9.
Lily - The Tail of Loree's Small Donkey, by Esco Buff, AFJ - Strategies, Techniques and Tactics Guaranteed To Increase
Your Shoeing Profits, Jan 30-Feb 2, 2007, pages 39-43.
When One Leg is Longer: How to Identify and Shoe for Limb Length Disparity, by Esco Buff, AFJ - Strategies, Techniques
and Tactics to Increase Your Shoeing Profits, Jan 30-Feb 2, 2007, pages 44-7.
Referenced - The ABC's - The Hole in Recordkeeping, AFJ - Strategies, Techniques and Tactics Guaranteed To Increase
Your Shoeing Profits, Jan 30- Feb 2, 2007, pages 238-40.
Referenced - Putting it in the Book:  Getting a handle on your business records, AFJ - Strategies, Techniques and Tactics
to Increase Your Shoeing Profits, Jan 30-Feb 2, pages 241-48.
Referenced - Cash In on the Multiple Benefits of Reselling Products, AFJ - Strategies, Techniques and Tactics to Increase
Your Shoeing profits, Jan 30-Feb 2, page 252.
Limb Length Disparity: Equine Anisomelia, by Esco Buff, February; 2007.
Referenced – Presentation of Case Study of Lily, AFJ, March 2007; page 42.
Referenced – Practical Rig Tips, Trailer Troubles, AFJ, April 2007; pages 66-7.
Briefings – How and When to Use Venice Turpentine, AFJ, May/June 2007; page 6.
Letter to the Editor – What is Osteomyelitis?; AFJ, July/August 2007; page 8.
Referenced – Cover Your Assets, AFJ, November 2007; pages 56-8.
Forum – Sometimes Taking Your Best Shot Isn’t the Wisest Course, AFJ, December 2007; pages 103-4.

2006
You Can’t Keep a Good Donkey Down, by Esco Buff, AFJ, May/June, 2006; Pages 93-97.
Forum – Too Long for a Quicking, AFJ, September/October 2006; page 104.

2005
Founder Data Collection and Analysis: How to take, read and interpret radiographs for the prognosis and treatment of the
foundered horse
, by Esco Buff, March; 2005.
When One Leg is Longer:  How to identify and shoe for limb length disparity, by Esco Buff,  AFJ, March 2005; pages 19-22.
Referenced - Hand Held Grinders, AFJ, April 2005; pages16-7 and 39.
Foot Flutter Case Study, by Esco Buff, AFJ, May/June 2005; pages 33-6.
Book Review – Founder Collection and Analysis, Professional Farrier, July/August 2005; page 13.
Forum – Founder and Stringhalt, AFJ, July/August 2005; page 107.
Limb Length Disparity, by Esco Buff, The European Farriers Journal, December 2005, No. 113; pages

2004
Referenced - Useful measurements on a foundered horse radiograph, Principles of Horseshoeing(P3), by Dr. Doug
Butler and Jacob Butler, 2004; page 555.
Referenced - The Founder Data Collection and Analysis Form,
Principles of  Horseshoeing (P3), by Dr. Doug Butler and
Jacob Butler, 2004; page 712.
Referenced – Beware of Foot Fads, by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF, Professional Farrier, March/April, 2004; page 43.
Letters to the Editor – Some Additional Thoughts, AFJ, July/August 2004; page 63.
Letters to the Editor – Productive Mentoring, Professional Farrier, September/October 2004; page 6.
Referenced – Travel Costs, AFJ, November 2004; page 61.
Referenced – Putting it in The Book, AFJ, November 2004; pages 73-80.

2003
Referenced - Organizing, recording your founder cases, AFJ, January/February 2003; pages 105-7.
Referenced – The ABC’s of Business, AFJ, March 2003; pages 9-13.
Referenced – Make Your Business Cards Work For Your, AFJ, April 2003; pages 77-83.
Referenced - The ABC’s of Record Keeping, AFJ, May/June 2003; pages 49-51.

2002
Briefings – Be More Effective in Scheduling Your Shoeing Work, AFJ, March/April 2002; page 4.
Application of Effective Founder Treatments, by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF and George Platt, DVM and Esco Buff, CF,
Third Annual Farrier Focus, November 8-9, 2002; page 23.
Founder Data Collection and Analysis Forms, Third Annual Farrier Focus, November 8-9, 2002; page 24.
Referenced – The ABC’s of Business, AFJ, December 2002; pages 65-9.

2001
Referenced – Farrier Forms, AFJ, November 2001; pages 77-8.


1999
Referenced – Our Readers Share Their Best Farrier Business Time Savers, AFJ, July/August 1999, page 5.
Referenced – Getting Started as a Farrier, AFJ, November 1999; page 74.