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Fran Jurga

Fran Jurga is the publisher of Hoofcare & Lameness, The Journal of Equine Foot Science, based in Gloucester, Mass., and Hoofcare Online, an electronic newsletter accessible at www.hoofcare.com. Her work also includes promoting lameness-related research and information for practical use by farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners. Jurga authored Understanding The Equine Foot, published by Eclipse Press and available at www.exclusivelyequine.com or by calling 800/582-5604.

Articles by Fran Jurga

Horse Show Shoes

Winter’s finally over and you’re ready to roll down the road. Your horse is fit, you’ve been coached to new heights, and visions of blue ribbons dance in your dreams. Suddenly, your happy dream turns into a nightmare as you recall what happened

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Wild Herd Dispersed

Controversy arose when feral horses from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota were culled for open auction (as opposed to BLM-type adoptions) in October 2000. The problem was that mares and stallions culled from the herd for auction

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Tufts Animal Expo

At this year’s Tufts Animal Expo Educational Conference, the horse took a back seat to tributes for search-and-rescue dogs recently returned from duty in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. The Oct. 10-13 conference was sponsored by the

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Solving Equine Back Pain

A recent survey published in England revealed that 70% of all sport horses sustain at least one musculo-skeletal disorder in any training season. In the past few years, horse health professionals have expressed the need for better and more

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