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

West Nile Cases Confirmed in California, Wyoming Horses

The California horse died while the Wyoming horse is recovering. Read More

California Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2017

The affected 14-month-old Quarter Horse filly from Kern County displayed severe neurologic signs and was euthanized. Read More

Medical Management of the Colicky Foal

Many cases of colic in foals can be corrected medically with the assistance of a veterinarian. Read More

Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

Find out the most important things to consider when caring for horses in extreme heat. Read More

What to Expect After Colic Surgery

Equally as important as knowing if you'd send a horse to surgery is understanding what to prepare for once he's home. Read More

Researchers Study Muzzled Horse Behavior

Although horses spent more time walking when muzzled, they also more than doubled the time they spent standing. Read More

Medical Colic Management: What to Know

The goal of medical management centers around breaking the associated pain cycle and reestablishing proper GI function. Read More

Kentucky Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2017

The affected horse, a vaccinated yearling Thoroughbred filly, is recovering. Read More

Feeding Horses Post-Colic

Developing an understanding of post-colic feeding practices can help your horse on the road to recovery. Read More

EHV Confirmed in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Horse

The horse resided at a small private barn and, at this time, it appears that only a few horses could have been exposed. Read More

AAEP Issues Statement on Horseracing Integrity Act

The organization opposes the current legislation because it would eliminate the use of race-day furosemide. Read More

PPID Horses' Hair Cortisol Levels Examined

Scientists theorized that hair cortisol levels could help identify early stage pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction. Read More

Additional Colorado Horses Test Positive for EIA

Horses on two epidemiologically linked premises in Weld County have also tested positive. Read More

Could MRI Help Identify Early-Stage PPID?

Researchers found that MRI can effectively show pituitary gland and pars intermedia size and other details. Read More

Laminitis, PPID, and Hyperinsulinemia: What's the Link?

Researchers explored if hyperinsulinemia and laminitis severity are correlated in horses recently diagnosed with PPID. Read More

Sacramento County EHV Quarantine Released

No additional EHM cases have been identified since the removal of the positive horse on April 21. Read More

EHV Confirmed in Sacramento County, California, Horse

The 15-year-old Warmblood mare was euthanized after developing severe neurologic signs. Read More

Sedatives' Impact on Equine Lameness Exam Results

Xylazine, detomidine, and romifidine appear to have few effects on lameness exam results when used without butorphanol. Read More

Studs: Boosting Horses' Traction in Sporting Events

Take a look at how adding studs to horseshoes can help horses navigate less-than-ideal footing. Read More

What it Takes To Ship Competition Horses Overseas

Take an inside look at the rules and regulations regarding importing horses to the United States solely for competition. Read More

Weanling Stifle Abnormalities Can Improve by Yearling Year

Researchers found that many radiographic abnormalities resolve by the time weanlings return to the auction as yearlings. Read More

How MRI Helps Manage Hock, Suspensory Ligament Injuries

Vets can use MRI to help diagnose injuries, select treatments, monitor healing progress, and determine prognosis. Read More

Do Radiographs Change as Weanlings Grow to Yearlings?

Many of the abnormalities researchers evaluated in weanling X rays improve by the time the horse was a yearling. Read More

Risk Factors for Biaxial Proximal Sesamoid Fractures

Preliminary results suggest risk factors include fewer high-speed workouts and a drop in racing class, among others. Read More

Marion County, Oregon, Horse Tests Positive for EHV

The horse showed acute neurologic signs and was euthanized after his condition deteriorated. Read More