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 three-day eventing with her OTTB, Dorado, and enjoys photography in her spare time.

Articles by Erica Larson

Does Season Impact Old Horses' Immune Function?

Senior horses' inflammation levels increased in the spring, while lymphocyte proliferation increased in the fall. Read More

Kentucky Urges Owners, Event Organizers to Be Aware of EHV-1

Officials urged horsemen and organizers to take precautions due to the EHV-1 cases diagnosed across the country. Read More

EHV-1 Identified in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Agriculture says two horses have tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Read More

Finding Housing for Horses During Evacuations

Don't wait until disaster is on your doorstep to find a place to take your horses when evacuating. Remember these tips. Read More

Researchers Evaluate Low-Dose Diclazuril

Scientists from UC Davis studied low-dose diclazuril administration in foals and adult horses with positive results. Read More

Hearing Loss in Foals

Many conditions common to foals can contribute to or cause auditory dysfunction. Here's what to watch for. Read More

New Zealand Horse Euthanized Following Rolex Cross-Country

Dambala was euthanized due to a severe suspensory ligament injury sustained during the cross-country phase. Read More

Colic in Ophthalmic and Orthopedic Patients Compared

In the researchers' clinic colic incidence among each group of patients was not significantly different. Read More

Michigan EHV-1: No New Cases Since April 3

Seven Michigan premises remain under quarantine for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Read More

Stop Sale Placed on Pigeon Fever Vaccine

The voluntary stop sale is due to reports of unexpected post-vaccination gastrointestinal issues in some horses. Read More

Evidence-Based Farriery: The Proof is in the Hoof

Don't rely on hearsay when it comes to caring for your horses' hooves. Read More

Owner-Reported Response to Headshaking Treatments

From fly masks and nose nets to antihistamines and supplements, find out which headshaking treatments worked best. Read More

Advancements in Equine Lyme Disease Testing

Improved diagnostic testing for Lyme disease is leading to more successful treatments. Here's what you should know. Read More

Michigan EHV-1: Fourth Horse Tests Positive

A second Saginaw County horse has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Read More

Michigan EHV-1: Two Additional Positives Reported

An additional Livingston County horse and a Saginaw County horse have tested positive and are under veterinary care. Read More

USDA to Begin Equine Study This Spring

The study's results will serve as a basis for education and research related to equine health and management, and more. Read More

EHV Reported in Ohio

Two EHV-1 cases had been confirmed in Muskingum County, Ohio, barrel racing horses. Read More

Michigan Horse Euthanized Due to EHV-1

The affected 8-year-old Quarter Horse gelding was euthanized March 21 after his condition deteriorated. Read More

Emerging Equine Diseases: What You Should Know

Learn about emergent diseases and what steps we can take to help stop illnesses' spread into unaffected countries. Read More

Researchers Evaluate Henderson Equine Castration Instrument

The Henderson equine castrating instrument resulted in a low complication rate, especially among younger horses. Read More

Are Stem Cells Safe to Use in Horse Eyes?

Researchers determined that administering subconjunctival allogeneic stem cell injections to horses appears safe. Read More

Ultrasound, Palpation per Rectum to Diagnose Colic

Learn how veterinarians can use these methods in concert to diagnose colic in horses. Read More

Metronidazole Pharmacokinetics in Foals Studied

The medication's half-life was longer and clearance was lower in foals compared to adult horses, researchers determined. Read More

Cobalt Use in Racehorses

Regulators are paying close attention to this seemingly innocuous trace mineral found in B vitamins. Find out why. Read More

Researchers Study Supplement's Effects on Gastric Ulcers

Researchers found that one supplement was not inferior to omeprazole in several areas in their study. Read More