Farrier Review: Glushu for laminitis.
Thanks to expert farrier Chris Boyd for sharing how he used Glushu on his laminitic client Amber. We are so pleased to see her back up and trotting. Check out all of Chris’ work on his facebook page here: Chris Boyd Dip WCF Registered Farrier
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From Chris Boyd:
“This is my client Amber a mid teen welsh pony diagnosed with equine metabolic syndrome which as part of the condition resulted in a attack of laminitis in March 2020.
I initially trimmed her to X-rays and had her in some soft hoof boots but as she started to get more mobile I felt she needed some extra support and protection for her feet as the ground had really started to harden up after a really wet winter .
I opted for the GluShu as amber was still a little sore and she is a bit apprehensive with strangers at the best of times. I felt nailing a shoe onto her sensitive feet would set her back both with her laminitis and with myself in general.
As I wasn’t sure how well she would stand I initially used the fast fix set on a standard 0000 GluShu this allowed me to get her foot back on the ground quickly so I could then fill the tabs with the foot on the floor, this worked well. As I got myself a system in place and she became more comfortable and trusting in me I no longer needed the fast fix but I now felt the shoe was a little bulky and creating a little leverage on the toe laminae towards the end of the shoeing cycle.
I then opted for a 95mm pair of glushu minis and removed the toe tab and altered them to fit on the anvil. This enabled me to set the toes back under the foot a little further and reduce the pressure on the laminae.
Preparation on the foot and having everything ready to go is essential but once you have a planned system in place they are simple enough to do working on your own.
GluShu in this situation have really helped amber on her road to recovery but I feel they are a useful tool to have in the box that could also help horses in many other situations.”