The Redden International Consultation Service
Starting at $250
How Can Dr. Redden Help You?
Dr. Ric Redden, an innovative veterinarian, farrier and horseman, is on the cutting edge of technology developing ideas, products and services to meet the equine podiatry needs of your horse. The Redden International Consultation Service assists you in dealing with equine foot problems. With 35+ years of experience, this unique veterinary practice limits service to the care of the equine foot. Industry response from the practice, seminars, and symposiums sponsored throughout the world by International Equine Podiatry Center Inc., established the need for an in-depth hotline consulting service.
Dr. Redden is an available source of state-of-the-art techniques and procedures concerning foot problems from angular limb deformities to life threatening laminitis. Our services are tailored to the specific needs of veterinarians, farriers, owners, and insurance companies. Consultations include interpretation, diagnosis, treatment plan, prognosis, a recommended follow-up program and communication with the responsible parties.
State-of-the-art communication is used to expedite reception and transmission of pertinent information. Courier services available to our area include FedEx, UPS, and DHL for videos and radiographs. Radiographs, digital photos and history can also be sent via email to Dr. Redden.
Time is of great essence with most foot problems, as many are financially and emotionally devastating. Success lies in expediting a cost-effective plan. Our consultation service can provide you with phone contact and a written evaluation complete with a clinical treatment plan. Detailed therapeutic shoe diagrams, demonstrative video procedures, and custom built therapeutic devices will be available when applicable.
Direct line communication with your attending veterinarian and farrier establishes professional contact and enhances the potential for success.
To better serve you, Dr. Redden needs the following:
Case history (including onset of injury and cause), age, breed, intended use, medication, prior treatment and response of your horse. Immediate and long-term goals need to be considered.
A recent video and/or photographs of your horse. The video should reveal the extent of lameness, body language and eye expression when indicated. Very lame horses need to take only a step or two. CAUTION: Do not walk lame horses excessively. Dr. Redden needs to see specific detailed characteristics of your horse's foot/feet. When videoing or photographing the sides, front and rear of the foot, place the camera at ground level to prevent birds eye view distortion. Naming your photos i.e. left front medial or right front lateral is very helpful.
Carefully pick up the foot and zoom in on the bottom when possible. Note: Do not force prolonged standing when bilateral lameness is involved.
Recent lateral and DP radiographs are essential components for all consultations. Dr. Redden requests informative current radiographs and the time span since the foot in question was trimmed or shod. He prefers that the film reveal soft tissue, as well as bone, and have wall and ground markers. It is very important that the primary beam pass through the foot at the level of the palmar surface of PIII. Please take lateral and DP views with the shoe on. If additional views are needed or requested then the shoe can be removed. The most informative views are made toward the end of the reset period. However emergencies require immediate attention. Lateral and DP radiographs are most informative when taken with low beam (just above the ground surface) and parallel to the ground surface. Radiopaque paste along the dorsal face of the hoof starting at the hair / horn wall junction is very helpful even with digital film as the actual wall is not visible and the paste reveals growth ring patterns. Please ask your vet to arrange the film so the left foot faces left and the right foot right. Also the DP views are offer flipped with digital programs and requested to be viewed as taken not flipped.
Dr. Redden's Complete Consultation starts at $250 and is time dependent, often requiring ongoing calls, emails and further discussion.