Rich Redding, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS

Rich Redding, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, is a clinical associate professor of surgery at North Carolina State University. He has particular expertise in the use of ultrasound to diagnose injuries of tendons, ligaments, and joints. Dr. Redding uses NC State's high field strength MRI to evaluate lameness below the carpus and tarsus; he also compares other imaging modalities to MRI.

Articles by Rich Redding

Lameness in the Sport Horse, AAEP 2008

Veterinarians attending the Lameness in the Sport Horse Table Topic at the 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, held Dec. 6-10 in San Diego, Calif., discussed the need for taking a complete history and performing a Read More

Hind Limb Lameness, AAEP 2008

Those in attendance discussed history and clinical examination of many typical hind limb lamenesses. They noted that once the decision to perform diagnostic analgesia (nerve blocks) or treatment is made, the concern for safety should be foremost Read More

Round Pen Injuries

Has there has been an increase in hind limb lameness since the round pen has become more popular? I feel like I ruined my dream horse with round pen work starting when he was about six months old. He is nine now and mostly unridable due to a Read More

Diagnosing Hind Limb Gait Abnormalities

Provided a neurological examination is normal, the most common causes of abnormal hind limb gaits are stringhalt, upward fixation of the patella, and fibrotic myopathy.


Stringhalt is an involuntary hyperflexion of one Read More