Fran Jurga

Fran Jurga

Fran Jurga keeps you up-to-date in this blog on news about horse health, care, equine science and research that affects horses. 

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The Sound of Science: Veterinary podcast explores prevention, prediction of Thoroughbred racehorse injuries promo image

The Sound of Science: Veterinary podcast explores prevention, prediction of Thoroughbred racehorse injuries

What is the role of screening MRI and young racehorse lower limb injury history in preventing catastrophic racing injuries?

Research: Perceptions, awareness and understanding of show horse welfare at stock-horse events promo image

Research: Perceptions, awareness and understanding of show horse welfare at stock-horse events

How much do exhibitors understand about equine welfare? How much do they care? Researcher Melissa Voigt documented the difference between how riders and researchers evaluate equine welfare situations at shows

American Horse Council issues statement of concern over possible impact of Horse Protection Act amendment language promo image

American Horse Council issues statement of concern over possible impact of Horse Protection Act amendment language

Would other breeds that show with weighted shoes and pads be affected by the new law?

Blood on the Trail: The history that equine endurance racing will never escape is back to haunt it promo image

Blood on the Trail: The history that equine endurance racing will never escape is back to haunt it

New book "American Endurance" looks back at the controversial roots of endurance racing in the United States

Open Wide! Free Equine Dentistry Reference Collection Published Online promo image

Open Wide! Free Equine Dentistry Reference Collection Published Online

Equine Veterinary Journal shares web-based peer-reviewed article collection

Equine Piroplasmosis Found in 15 Wyoming Race Horses promo image

Equine Piroplasmosis Found in 15 Wyoming Race Horses

California-positive horse traced to Wyoming; more infected horses found

Equine Product (Voluntary) Recall: Kinetic Vet’s Topical Eye Medications promo image

Equine Product (Voluntary) Recall: Kinetic Vet’s Topical Eye Medications

Eye Products May Be Insterile, Check Lot Numbers

Equine Influenza Case Handled by UC Davis Large Animal Clinic Protocol promo image

Equine Influenza Case Handled by UC Davis Large Animal Clinic Protocol

Postive-testing horses quickly isolated as daily testing continues

Rio Olympics Horse Care: Jonathan Paget's Clifton Lush Withdrawn from Eventing promo image

Rio Olympics Horse Care: Jonathan Paget's Clifton Lush Withdrawn from Eventing

Stable accident prompts decision to allow horse to rest

Embedded in Rio: Irish, New Zealand Eventing Teams promo image

Embedded in Rio: Irish, New Zealand Eventing Teams

Main Arena Set for Eventing Dressage Phase

Embedded in Rio: Olympic Eventing Preview promo image

Embedded in Rio: Olympic Eventing Preview

Say "Ola!" to the Australian and New Zealand Eventing Teams

Equestrian safety research: What kind of rider falls and doesn't feel it? promo image

Equestrian safety research: What kind of rider falls and doesn't feel it?

Researchers use auto-industry engineering technology to simulate horse kicks and rider falls.

Horses on the wall: Equine art, history and culture in museums this summer promo image

Horses on the wall: Equine art, history and culture in museums this summer

Wall to wall and coast to coast, horses are the stars in these art shows--and they're air-conditioned!