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

Managing Equine Eosinophilic Keratoconjunctivitis

Eosinophilic keratoconjunctivitis generally has severe clinical signs and requires prolonged treatment. Read More

Gene Therapy, Stem Cells' Effects on Equine Osteoarthritis

A combination of mesenchymal stem cells and gene therapy reduced osteoarthritis progression in one model. Read More

Dr. Leroy Coggins Dies at 81

Leroy Coggins, DVM, PhD, who in 1970 developed the now ubiquitous Coggins test, has died at the age of 81. Read More

Participation Sought for Show Horse Welfare Survey

Researchers are seeking participation in a survey connected to their study of stock-type show horse welfare. Read More

Prepurchase Examinations: Don't Forget the Eyes

But before you sign the papers for your new horse, have your veterinarian look the horse in the eye. Read More

New Zealand Reports First Neurologic EHV-1 Case

Officials confirmed the country's first case of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on a single stud farm. Read More

Repairing Equine Eyelid Lacerations

Although eyelid lacerations are common, they should be considered surgical emergencies. Read More

Understanding Immunosenescence in Horses

Researchers are still working to fully understand what impact aging has on the equine immune system. Read More

How Effective is Cribbing Surgery?

Researchers found that a surgical procedure intended to control cribbing is very effective. Read More

Does Silver Dressing Improve Equine Leg Wound Healing?

Wounds treated with the SPF dressing had significantly decreased wound areas and granulation tissue scores. Read More

No Additional Signs of EHV-1 at Fair Hill

The suspect horse is in stable condition and has shown gradual neurologic status improvement. Read More

Possible EHV-1 Case Quarantined at Fair Hill Training Center

A horse at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., is in quarantine with a suspected case of EHV-1. Read More

Univ. of Edinburgh Offers Online Equine Nutrition Course

The University of Edinburgh is offering a free online equine nutrition course through coursera.org. Read More

Top Equine Surgery Studies of 2013

Dr. Lisa Fortier shares her picks for the top equine surgery- and lameness-related studies of 2013. Read More

Equine Veterinary Case Referral Guidelines Published

Veterinarians completed guidelines for owners and practitioners to use when dealing with referral cases. Read More

Study: Not All WNV Vaccines Render Same Immune Response

Researchers found that monovalent WNV vaccines produced a titer levels than combination vaccines. Read More

The Top Horse Health Multimedia Content of 2013

Which were the most accessed videos, slideshows, reports, and podcasts in 2013? Here's a list of the top 10. Read More

Top Equine Reproduction Studies of 2013

Dr. Pat McCue describes the reproduction studies from the past year he deemed most important and useful. Read More

The Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2013

Covering a variety of horse health topics, the following articles received the most views in 2013. Read More

Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Central North Carolina

Several horses have tested positive for neurologic EHV-1, according to the state veterinarian's office. Read More

Some Vaccines Safe to Administer to Younger Foals

Study results suggest that in some cases veterinarians can begin vaccinating foals sooner than once thought. Read More

Can Vaccination Protect Horses from Neurologic EHV-1?

One EHV-1 vaccine could have some protective properties against the neurologic form of the virus. Read More

Nationwide WNV, EEE Totals Steady as Winter Approaches

A Dec. 12 update indicates 338 WNV cases and 181 EEE cases have been reported since the start of the year. Read More

Immediate Effects of Shoeing on Horses' Movement

Researchers found that horses do show some movement asymmetry after being trimmed. Read More

Researchers Evaluate Hoof Wall Tubule Density, Morphology

Researchers are studying if hoof wall tubule density could provide clues as to a laminitic horse's prognosis. Read More