Farrier Report: Glushu for laminitis.
Thank you to farrier Danny Wallbank who shared their experience of using Glushu glue on horse shoes for an elderly laminitic client. Check out more of Dannys work on his facebook page.
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From Danny Wallbank.
“This is my client Remain.
Remain has suffered from laminitis for many years, I acquired her as a client due to her severe lami. Alongside this she has poor horn quality at the quarters, making nailing shoes on a tough task, but for the last 3 1/2 years I have still managed to keep her comfortable nailing heart bars on, until now.
I have previously used Glushu, but never for a laminitic case. With Glushu’s been a none invasive shoe, it seemed the perfect option as nailing is no longer an option. I used them along with a 3D pad by Jim Blurton for additional frog support.
I find applying Glushu’s very easy as the shoe is easy to shape(you don’t need to be scared of hitting it with a hammer, the rubber holds up well). As a farrier working by myself certain other non traumatic glue shoes can be difficult to do alone, but GluShu’s are very easy and manageable.
The horse has since (after 4 days) come sound and is feeling comfortable again. I believe this is due to not having to put nails through the poor horn at the quarters and removing the pressure of that area.
I would 100% recommend other farriers to use these shoes, they are easy to use, Apply and have a good working life span. I myself will be using them again.”