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Fran Jurga

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Freelance Writer — Freelance
As seen in: Freelance, Equus Magazine
Covers:  thoroughbred racing, equestrian sports, dressage, farrier, veterinary, horse health, hoofcare, horsecare
Doesn't Cover: finance, investments, real estate

My ears are up! Pro writer is tongue-tied about herself but never about horses! Equine health is my beat;follow @hoofblog, too. And yes,you can hire me! Pls do!

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Fran Jurga specializes in reporting on horse health and lameness problems, with a keen interest in the equine foot. She is founder, editor and publisher of Hoofcare & Lameness: The Journal of Equine Foot Science and manages its many print, media, and continuing education projects related to t...

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@franjurga — 5,703 followers, 9,265 tweets

Nov 15, 2017

A dazzling collection of horse-themed holiday cards that support horse-related charities (in the UK). I love the blanketed racehorses getting off the train! Check them out: via @horseandhound

Nov 12, 2017

RT @USEFNetwork: Jim Koford and Adiah HP win the Open Grand Prix Freestyle Championship at the @USDF US Dressage Finals with a score…

Nov 04, 2017

RT @NBCSN: We're trotting over to NBC! Join us for the @BreedersCup Classic at @DelMarRacing now on NBC or stream online here:…

Nov 04, 2017

RT @HoofBlog: Ready for #BC17 ! Watch for Decorated Knight--running w/out Lasix, and only horse in USA w/ copper-shielded shoes! 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

A ski report newsletter with an odd collection of useful information, weather, and mountain insider gossip!

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Absolutely. I owned an indestructible blue Selectric. It cost more than an iPad Air does now. It's probably still in use somewhere.

How is social media changing news?

That's an essay question! But it actually shouldn't change news, it should change how people use news.

American Horse Publications

2016 - Editorial and Design
From 1985 to 2016 (so far!), more than 20 awards including coveted "General Excellence" (equivalent to "best publication") and two awards for "best blog" as well as several second-place awards for The Jurga Report. Also: best cover design, best cover illustration, best cover photograph, feature graphic design, blog writing, web photography, multiple editorial categories and a special award for authoring best horse-related book.

Spot Castle Awareness Award

2011 - Equine laminitis awareness
Special award from the 2011 International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot for publicizing information on equine laminitis.