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Fran Jurga

Fran Jurga is the owner of Hoofcare Publishing. Her hoofcare and lameness Hoof Blog covers farrier, veterinarian and equine podiatry news, plus trimming, equine anatomy, laminitis and horseshoes.

An Overview of Laminitis

Information about laminitis in horses advances all the time, but the reality of this crippling and life-threatening disease remains the…

4 months ago

Mackinac Island: A Destination for Horse Lovers

On Michigan’s pristine Mackinac Island, your carriage is waiting on the dock for you. That’s because there are no motor…

7 months ago

Basing Horses’ Ideal Living Situations On Equine Behavior

All horse owners dream of beautiful barns, arenas, and paddocks, but equine behavior and welfare leaders are urging them to…

8 months ago

Top 7 Horse & Riding Vacations

Horse riding vacations have evolved from dusty guided trail rides on sleepy horses to a wide array of rides, drives,…

9 months ago

Hoof Problems Caused by Fly Stomping

It’s summer. Just listen: tractors, songbirds, bullfrogs, and a chorus of earth-shaking hoof stomps are the sounds of summer around…

10 months ago

An Equestrian Christmas Party at the London International Horse Show, aka Olympia

Imagine a snow globe. Inside is the city of London, England. There’s the bridge, Big Ben, the river, Buckingham palace.…

4 years ago

Treating Laminitis

In Part One of this article, we look at the causes and symptoms of laminitis and founder. Here, we'll look…

5 years ago

Stomp Out Thrush

Everyone’s heard of thrush in a hoof, but not everyone has seen it. More likely, they would smell it first.…

5 years ago

Cowgirl Power

It’s not about the boots you wear. Or the hat (or helmet) you choose. Or even the breed of horse…

5 years ago


As the veterinarian’s words echo down the barn aisle, there’s a clanging in the horse owner’s brain that sounds like…

6 years ago