R.F. Redden, DVM

Ric Redden, DVM, is known throughout the horse world as a veteriarian, farrier and educator. He owns and manages the International Equine Podiatry Center in Versailles, Ky, the first exclusively podiatry practice in the horse world. Dr. Redden is one of the world's foremost experts on laminitis and other hoof problems and travels internationally, teaching others his ground-breaking techniques and concepts.

Articles by R.F. Redden

Inside the Club Foot

A large majority of horses, regardless of breed, have a high-low foot syndrome where one front foot has a higher angle and different shape than the other. A close look at the characteristics of the high foot qualifies it as a club foot. Read More

Understanding Laminitis

The most common sign of the onset of laminitis is lameness. If the horse can be persuaded to walk, it moves with a shortened stride, with each foot quickly placed back on the ground. Read More

Clinical and Radiographic Examination of the Equine Foot

1. Introduction

Lameness is one of the most frequently encountered problems in equine practice. The foot is involved, either directly or indirectly, in the large majority of lameness cases, because it is the first line o Read More