Rachael C. Turner

Rachael Turner is the former Photo and Newsletter Editor for The Horse. She is an avid event rider. Rachael's main focus is dressage and on training young horses with the proper foundation for success. She is also a member of the United States Dressage Federation and the United States Equestrian Federation. Her website is avonleaequestrian.com.

Articles by Rachael Turner

Diagnosis, Management, and Diagnostic Investigation of Abortion

Careful management of pregnant mares and preparation for parturition is essential to help prevent cases of equine abortion--losses of pregnancy between 150-300 days of gestation. "The incidence of abortion in mares ranges from 5-15%, and this ha Read More

Postpartum Complications in the Mare

If your mare experiences complications following foaling, it's important to note when they arise, said Walter Zent, DVM, a veterinarian at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., in his presentation at the 2006 Hagyard Bluegrass Read More

Different Origin of Insect Hypersensitivity in Icelandics?

Insect bite hypersensitivity might have a different origin in Icelandic horses than in horses of other breeds. Read More

Atrial Fibrillation Affects General Performance

Horses with atrial fibrillation (AF, disorganized electrical conduction and pumping of the atria) can have a difficult time with exercise. Scientists have shown that the condition influences the properties and blood flow in horses during Read More

EIA Not Spread in Virginia

After two horses tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) on June 28 in Pulaski County, Va., 19 other horses within a one-mile radius were tested and confirmed negative for the disease, according to Elaine Lidholm, director of Read More

Nineteen Virginia Horses Confirmed Negative for EIA

After two horses tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) on June 28 in Pulaski County, Va., 19 other horses within a one-mile radius were tested and confirmed negative, according to Elaine Lidholm, director of communications for the Read More

Progress on a Diagnostic Test for DSLD/ESPA

Scientists at the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine are studying a new diagnostic test that will detect a common disease of the musculoskeletal system of the horse before he exhibits lameness or other performance problems. Read More

Firefighters Rescue Trapped Filly

A trapped filly was freed from under a truck yesterday (July 16), according to BBC News. The filly slipped on a metal grille in the street and slid under the Read More

Health Aspects of the World Equestrian Games

Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher announced Dec. 6 that the Kentucky Horse Park (KHP) in Lexington will host the 2010 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games (WEG). While this is a wonderful opportunity for the KHP and the Read More

Kentucky to Host 2010 World Equestrian Games

"The Kentucky Horse Park will be the host of the 2010 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games (WEG)," announced Ernie Read More

Gary's Good Grub: Seattle Edition

For those of you who are attending the 2005 AAEP Convention or Horseman’s Day in Seattle, Wash., here are some dining recommendations for the trip from Gary Norwood, DVM.

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Equine Scholars Program

Students at Georgetown College in Kentucky now have the opportunity to “get their foot in the door” of the equine industry, no matter their area of study. The new Equine Scholars Program is a collaboration between the university and the Read More

New Supplement Targets Digestive Tract Health

A new product has been designed to counteract the effects of stress and support the health of the entire equine digestive tract. SUCCEED is a new supplement, introduced by Freedom Health, that the company says has been shown to be safe for all Read More

Feed Through Fly Control Options

Veterinarians and drug companies agree that feed-through fly control for horses--along with proper land and stable management--can keep barn fly populations under control. Fly control management is a serious problem facing horse farms of all Read More

Future of Wyoming Wild Horses

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will remove up to 1,400 excess wild horses from six herd management areas in the southwest and south-central Wyoming rangelands, according to The Casper Star Tribune. The BLM's appropriate management Read More

Horses Lost In Hurricane Charley

Three horses were euthanized in Florida due to injuries sustained from flying debris during Hurricane Charley, according to Alan Schwartz of Days End Farm Horse Rescue of Lisbon, Md. Friday, Aug. 13, was in fact a bad luck day, as wind Read More

Mare Rescued from Creek

A 26-year-old mare named Josie survived a harrowing creek rescue in Pennsylvania on Aug. 2 with the help of area residents, horse owners, fire department personnel, and a veterinarian, according to an article in the Tribune Review. Read More