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

Oklahoma Confirms Third Equine EEE Case of 2017

The vaccination history for the affected Quarter Horse mare from Kay County is unknown. Read More

Michigan's Upper Peninsula Reports Equine EEE Cases

Two unvaccinated horses from different farms in Marquette County tested positive for EEE and have been euthanized. Read More

Seventh Equine WNV Case of 2017 Confirmed in Idaho

The unvaccinated yearling Quarter Horse filly is responding to treatment. Read More

Additional EEE, WNV Cases Confirmed in New York Horses

An Oswego County horse tested positive for EEE and horses in Cayuga, Erie, and St. Lawrence counties contracted WNV. Read More

Mosquito-Borne Diseases Found in Florida, Kentucky Horses

Florida horses tested positive for EEE and WNV and a Kentucky horse was euthanized after contracting WNV. Read More

Additional EEE, WNV Cases Confirmed in New Jersey Horses

A Cumberland County mare was euthanized due to EEE and a Salem County stallion is recovering from WNV. Read More

West Nile, EIA Confirmed in Tennessee Horses

Horses in Davidson and Knox counties tested positive for WNV and a Bedford County horse tested positive for EIA. Read More

Michigan Reporting Additional Equine EEE, WNV Cases

To date, the state has confirmed four EEE cases and 14 WNV cases in horses. Read More

Could SAA, Fibrinogen Predict Colic Surgery Complications?

If levels continue to increase for more than three to four days post-surgery, complications could be brewing. Read More

Evaluating Horses With Chronic Colic

Horses with chronic colic present unique challenges and create a diagnostic puzzle for veterinarians to piece together. Read More

Caring for Senior Horses: What to Remember

A vet tech shares tips on managing aging equids' unique needs to keep them healthy and happy through their golden years. Read More

Two Additional WNV Cases Confirmed in Kentucky

Neither affected horses was vaccinated against West Nile. Both are currently recovering. Read More

Kentucky Confirms Sixth Equine WNV Case of 2017

The unvaccinated 13-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding from Metcalfe County is reportedly recovering. Read More

What's New in Treating Pastern Dermatitis

A veterinary dermatologist offers tips on how to properly diagnose, treat, and prevent pastern dermatitis, or scratches. Read More

Second North Carolina Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

Both affected horses are from the same Polk County farm, which is now under a voluntary quarantine. Read More

Could Overweight Equids Benefit From Teff Hay?

Horses voluntarily reduced their hay intake (and, thus, calorie consumption) when offered teff compared to ryegrass. Read More

California Confirms Tenth Equine WNV Case of 2017

The most recent case involves an unvaccinated yearling Quarter Horse colt from Lassen County. He is now recovering. Read More

Michigan Confirms First Case of EEE in a Horse for 2017

The unvaccinated yearling Standardbred colt from Wexford County did not survive. Read More

Short-, Long-Term Effects of Vibrating Platforms Studied

There were no musculoskeletal differences between treatment and control horses, but there were behavioral differences. Read More

Seventh California Horse Tests Positive for WNV

The unvaccinated yearling Warmblood filly from San Joaquin County was euthanized. Read More

Kentucky's 2017 Equine West Nile Case Count Rises to Five

The two newly diagnosed horses are reportedly recovering with veterinary care. Read More

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