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

Two Horses Euthanized at 2012 Grand National Steeplechase

Both horses sustained fatal injuries during falls at Becher's Brook at different times during the race! Read More

Allergic Dermatitis in Horses: A Review

Allergic dermatitis--inflammation of the skin caused by an irritating stimulus--is both common and treatable. Read More

Understanding Equine Osteochondrosis

In horses osteochondrosis appears frequently on joint surfaces, deep within joints, or at joint physes. Read More

Four Australian Horses Dead, Cause Unknown

Four horses residing near Margaret River, West Australia, are dead, but their cause of death remains unknown. Read More

Laminitis Horse Course Archived

During his presentation, Belknap compared and contrasted sepsis-induced and pasture-associated laminitis. Read More

EHV-1: Additional Non-Neurologic Case Identified in Calif.

A mare from Santa Barbara County was confirmed positive for the neurologic form of EHV-1 at necropsy April 6. Read More

Non-Neurologic EHV-1 Quarantine Released in Monterey Co.

The facility in Monterey County, Calif., has been under quarantine since mid-March. Read More

Understanding Equine Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation is an important, but not fully understood, equine health condition. Read More

New Case of Non-Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in California

The mare displayed mild neurologic signs, and is considered a secondary exposure from the HITS Thermal show. Read More

Lexington Mounted Police Prepare for NCAA Championships

The city's four mounted officers and their equine partners will be patrolling the streets tonight. Read More

EHV-1 Reported in Washington State

The four EHV-1 positive horses are from two separate facilities, both of which are under voluntary quarantine. Read More

FDA No Longer Supports Compounded Pergolide Production

The change comes several months after the FDA approved a pergolide mesylate tablet for use in horses. Read More

Botulism Kills Five Indiana Horses

Five horses in Reddington, Ind., are dead after contracting the botulism toxin from an "unknown food source." Read More

Treating Equine Upper Respiratory Tract Ailments (AAEP 2011)

A horse in respiratory distress or displaying other signs of airway ailments warrants a call to a veterinarian Read More

Additional Calif. Horse Positive for Non-Neurologic EHV-1

The most recently confirmed horse displayed mild neurologic signs before testing positive for the disease. Read More

Strangles Confirmed at New York Harness Racetrack

Live racing has been canceled due to a strangles outbreak on the backside at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Read More

Acupuncture Use in Equine Reproduction (AAEP 2011)

Studies in human medicine are yielding promising results to support aucpuncture use in equine reproduction. Read More

Clinical Outcomes of Large Intestine Thickening (AAEP 2011)

Researchers find large intestinal thickening could indicate multiple diseases in addition to colic. Read More

The Equine Mind: Top 10 Things to Know

Horse owners benefit from an understanding what goes on in a horse's brain, according to one veterinarian. Read More

Complicated Equine Skin Diseases

Complicated and emerging equine skin disorders do exist, but they are rare, according to one researcher. Read More

Equine NSAID Use: Indications and Complications

Even when NSAIDs are used appropriately, the drugs can still prove damaging to the patient. Read More

Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council Convenes

Group discussed horse rescue, retirement, and rehab facility certification and welfare complaint stats. Read More

California Non-Neurologic EHV-1: Surveillance Continues

The CDFA recommends owners of potentially exposed horses continue monitoring animals for signs of disease. Read More

Local Anesthesia's Effect on MRIs of Horse Feet (AAEP 2011)

Researchers recently examined whether diagnostic anesthesia could skew the results of equine foot MRIs. Read More

California Confirms Two Cases of Non-Neurologic EHV-1

Published reports indicate that both horses recently attended the HITS Desert Horse Show in Thermal, Calif. Read More