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

Equine Muscle Matters Reviewed

Learn about equine muscle metabolism and how equine muscle mass is regulated. Read More

Canada EHV-1 Restrictions Partially Lifted

Officials have lifted the restrictions placed on one barn at the Campbellville Training Centre in Ontario. Read More

Equine Gastrointestinal Health Reviewed

Horse owners can take simple steps to help keep their animals' GI systems functioning optimally. Read More

Understanding and Managing Equine Obesity

One equine nutritionist describes factors contributing to equine obesity and provides management tips. Read More

Could Aromatherapy Help Calm Stressed Horses?

Study results suggest that lavender aromatherapy can reduce horses' heart rates after a stressful experience. Read More

Equine Castration Complications Reviewed

Researchers found that, overall, complications associated with castration were mild in nature. Read More

Stabilizing Equine Limb Fractures in the Field (AAEP 2012)

Properly stabilizing of equine limb fractures helps improve the chances of successful surgical repair. Read More

Understanding Mare and Foal Behavior (AAEP 2012)

A behaviorist describes mare and foal behavior and how to avoid perpetuating undesirable orphan foal behavior. Read More

Authorities Monitoring EHV-1 Cases in Canada

Two Standardbred horses have tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Read More

Veterinarian Reviews the Barefoot Concept

One veterinarian outlines several common questions about the barefoot concept and shares her thoughts on each. Read More

Adequan Availability could be Limited in Coming Months

Supplies of Adequan i.m. are expected to be limited in the coming months due to factory renovations. Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed at Vernon Downs

Officials implemented a quarantine at Vernon Downs in New York after confirming a case of EHV-1 on May 4. Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed in Ontario Horse

Neurotrophic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) was recently confirmed in Wellington County, Ontario, Canada. Read More

What's Behind Wobbler Syndrome?

Researchers still have questions about wobbler syndrome's etiology and pathogenesis. Read More

Bandages for Fracture Stabilization Evaluated (AAEP 2012)

Researchers evaluated Robert Jones bandage application methods to determine the best way to limit limb motion. Read More

How Horse Wounds Heal

Whether large or small, serious or innocuous, all wounds follow a distinct and complex healing process. Read More

AAEP, AHC Partner to Prevent Equine Disease Outbreaks

The organizations are leading the charge to track and provide information on equine disease threats. Read More

Rolex Riders Share Horse Health Insights

Rolex competitors Boyd Martin, Sally Cousins, and Lindsey Oaks share horse health tips and insights. Read More

Caring for the Budweiser Clydesdales

Find out how the Budweiser Clydesdales stay in top shape while traveling frequently. Read More

CFS Classification System Developed (AAEP 2012)

Researchers developed a uniform system for classifying cases of contracted foal syndrome (CFS). Read More

Head Position Impacts Kissing Spines Evaluation (AAEP 2012)

How a horse stands during X rays might influence how vets interpret images when diagnosing kissing spines. Read More

Laminitis Rehab: 'If the Corium is Happy, There's Hope'

One veterinarian describes what the corium can tell us about a laminitic horse's chances of recovery. Read More

Vestibular Disease in Horses Reviewed

Vestibular diseases are common and important causes of neurologic problems in horses. Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed in Clark Co., Nev., Horse

A single horse in Clark County, Nev., has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Read More

Study Evaluates Effects of Probiotics for Horses

A study examines the effects of P. acidilactici and S. boulardii-based probiotics on horses. Read More