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

Wisconsin Confirms Third EEE Case of 2017

The unvaccinated 9-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Monroe County was euthanized. Read More

North Carolina Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

The affected horse, a 25-year-old Haflinger from Polk County, was unvaccinated. Read More

Cluster of Potomac Horse Fever Cases Confirmed in Kentucky

Veterinarians have confirmed nearly 30 cases so far this year and expect to see more. Read More

Two More Michigan Horses Test Positive for WNV

A Mecosta County Standardbred is recovering, and a Midland County Quarter Horse was euthanized. Both were unvaccinated. Read More

California Equine WNV Case Count Rises to Five

Two unvaccinated Quarter Horse fillies from Kern and Contra Costa counties are the latest horses to test positive. Read More

Does Horse Water Bucket Placement Matter?

Horses drank significantly more water from a bucket closest to the stall door compared to one near the feeder. Read More

Unwelcome Horse Pasture Plants Got Your Goat? Get a Goat!

Goats were effective at defoliating invasive plant species, which allowed for improved forage availability in pastures. Read More

Kentucky Confirms Third Equine WNV Case for 2017

The unvaccinated 18-year-old pleasure saddle horse mare presented with severe neurologic signs and was euthanized. Read More

Three Michigan Horses Test Positive for WNV

The affected horses resided in Jackson, Livingston, and Missaukee counties. All three were euthanized. Read More

Kentucky Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2017

The unvaccinated 18-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare from Franklin County is recovering. Read More

How Does Transport Impact Senior Horse Immune Function?

Decreased Immune function following transport could take more than a month to return to normal, researchers found. Read More

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