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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 — 5,662 followers, 9,170 tweets

Jun 16, 2017

That was fun! Thanks, @horseradio, for the quick podcast trip to Scottsdale and the @AmerHorsePubs conference on Horses in the Morning.

Jun 16, 2017

Stunning news...more coffee, please: Amazon has bought Whole Foods Market. WF's Pigeon Cove Fish product division is based here in my town.

Jun 15, 2017

Oh no! Chrome extension "Twitcher" (switches accts on fly) is a casualty of Twitter's update. Grateful old faithful @Hootsuite still works!

Jun 14, 2017

RT @AQHAnews: Past @AQHA President Dr. Glenn Blodgett to be honored at the National Ranching Heritage Center #AQHAproud

Jun 14, 2017

RT @AHFLaminitis: AHF funded study on obesity, equine metabolic syndrome + #laminitis @UF through the lens of Arabian horse genetics:…

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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.