Horses like Indy are why I created the Equis Teff Natural, and why I treasure my job as an Equine Nutrition Consultant. It took over six years to develop, and during that time my long time friend and coworker, Suzie Glazier, enjoyed her horse Indy. On June 7th at 8pm, just 8 months after the release of Equis Teff Natural, Indy developed a moderate case of laminitis. Because Susie worked at the CHS Northwest store in Purdy, WA, she knew exactly what to feed Indy after the unfortunate episode. Since the event, Indy has been recovering on nothing but 15 lbs per day of Equis Teff Natural (about 1.3% of body weight). When I saw Suzie this week she was happy to report that Indy’s recovery has been progressing quickly!
As described in our article “It Takes a Village”, many key people have contributed to Indy’s recovery. On June 7th (Suzie recalls it well), she recognized the agonizing signs of laminitis after returning home from work. She immediately called her veterinary clinic, Clover Valley Vet, and her farrier. Her farrier was the first on the scene, placing 2″ thick pads under Indy’s front feet to distribute the pressure and make him more comfortable. Six days later, after several other visits, Indy received aluminum shoes with get inserts. The team has done a wonderful job of bringing this sweet Gypsy Vanner cross mare back from crippling lameness.
For more information about using Equis Teff Natural for laminitis recovery, contact Natalie Shaw, BS PAS at Natalie.firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-599-7694. For product information, CLICK HERE.
Indy’s neck before the laminitic episode in June 2017. The neck was covered in abnormal fat deposits before the laminitic episode. However, on the Equis Teff Natural, some neck fat has disappeared. Compare to the picture above which is six weeks later.
The farrier, Jeff Sherwin, working his magic six weeks after the initial episode.