Erica Larson, News Editor

Erica Larson, news editor, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

Articles by Erica Larson

Vaccines for all Ages

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem. Read More

California EHV-1: New Case Confirmed in Inyo County

Animal health officials say the case is unrelated to the 13 cases confirmed in Los Angeles County in the past few weeks. Read More

Researchers Seeking Input for Senior Horse Study

The team is looking at dental problems in old horses, changes owners make to feeding regimens, and more. Read More

Oklahoma Reports Two More Equine WNV Cases

Fourteen Oklahoma horses have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this year. Read More

Understanding Healthy Foals' Caloric Requirements

Foal nutrition can be complicated, making it important for owners to understand newborns' nutritional needs. Read More

Participation Sought on Equine Forage Survey

Researchers are investigating how horse owners view forage and their current forage-feeding routines. Read More

California EHV: No New Cases on Nov. 15

Twelve horses at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center remain in quarantine. Read More

New Equine EEE Case Confirmed in Marion County, Florida

The 15-year-old Paint mare was vaccinated in years prior but had not been vaccinated recently. She is recovering. Read More

Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead. Read More

Participation Sought in Study on Collapse, Sudden Death

The researchers are nearly ready to start analyzing data, but the surveys will remain online for a few more weeks. Read More

California EHV: Additional Case Confirmed

A horse that was previously quarantined for a fever and initially tested negative for EHV-1 has been confirmed positive. Read More

Three More Oklahoma Horses Positive for WNV

Two cases were confirmed in Atoka County and one was reported in Sequoyah County. Read More

California EHV: Sixth Horse Tests Positive

The horse at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center was febrile and displaying mild neurologic signs. Read More

Kentucky Confirms Two New Equine WNV Cases

Neither the 10-year-old Belgian from Logan County nor the 2-year-old Saddlebred from Union County were vaccinated. Read More

California EHV-1: Case Total Rises to Five

Three additional horses at the index premises tested positive for EHV-1 late last week. Read More

EHV Confirmed in Los Angeles County, California

Two Saddlebred horses tested positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain. One of the horses has been euthanized. Read More

Highlands County, Florida, Horse Tests Positive for EEE

The unvaccinated 2-year-old grade gelding was euthanized. Read More

Necropsies Teaching About Catastrophic Racehorse Injuries

Researchers are making steady progress toward understanding catastrophic fractures and, ultimately, how to prevent them. Read More

Research on Streptococcus in Horses Reviewed

Decades of studies have shown scientists numerous differences between S. equi and S. zooepidemicus. Read More

Oklahoma Confirms Four New WNV Cases

The new cases were identified in horses and ponies from the following counties: Choctaw, Payne, Beckham, and Atoka. Read More

Donkey Tests Positive for WNV in Florida

The donkey, which was recently brought to Florida from a Louisiana auction, is recovering. Read More

Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

Take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development, such as combating obesity and reducing pasture and NSC intake. Read More

Resveratrol Supplement Can Help Reduce Hock Lameness

Horses consuming the supplement following joint injections were less lame than control horses, researchers found. Read More

What is an Equine Vet Tech?

In honor of National Veterinary Technician Week, here's some information about vets' right-hand men and women. Read More

Michigan Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2016

The 5-month-old filly from Calhoun County is responding to treatment. The dam was vaccinated, but the filly was not. Read More