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.

Articles by Erica Larson

Blood Collection Tube Size and CO2 Concentration (AAEP 2012)

Researchers evaluated how blood collection tube size impacts total plasma carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations. Read More

Illinois EHV-1: Horses Recovering at Boarding Stable

Three horses were euthanized at the EHV-1 affected farm while the remaining affected horses are recovering. Read More

Ocala EHV-1: Four More Quarantines Released

Officials released four additional EHV-1 quarantines connected to the HITS facility in Ocala on March 20. Read More

San Diego County, Calif., Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

A California stallion tested positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Read More

Triaging Acute Equine Neurologic Emergencies

One veterinarian reviewed the steps in triaging acute equine neurologic emergencies in the field. Read More

Ocala EHV-1: Additional Quarantines Released

Officials have released several additional EHV-1 quarantines connected to the HITS facility in Ocala, Fla. Read More

Back to Basics: Equine Dental Terminology and Anatomy

Having a basic understanding of dental anatomy and terminology can help owners comprehend this complex topic. Read More

Florida EHV-1: Several Premises Released from Quarantine

Five EHV-1 quarantines have been released following negative test results from more than 200 horses. Read More

Medication Mishaps in Horses (AAEP 2012)

Try as they might to avoid them, veterinarians from time to time will manage medication mishaps. Read More

Florida EHV-1: Several Quarantines to be Released Tomorrow

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) tests on more than 200 horses connected to the HITS circuit came back negative. Read More

Utah EHV-1: Case Count Rises to Nine

The Utah state veterinarian's office has now confirmed nine equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) cases. Read More

Ultrasound for Arytenoid Chondritis Diagnosis?

Ultrasonography could be a valuable adjunct tool for diagnosing equine arytenoid chondritis. Read More

Single EHV-1 Case Reported in Tennessee

One horse in Shelby County, Tennessee, has tested positive for the neurologic form of EHV-1. Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed at Illinois Boarding Stable

Illinois State Veterinarian Mark Ernst, DVM, confirmed March 6 that EHV-1 has been diagnosed in that state. Read More

Utah EHV-1: Case Count Stands at Seven

The Utah state veterinarian's office has confirmed seven equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) cases in Cache County. Read More

Florida EHV-1: Equine Influenza Confirmed at HITS Facility

Multiple horses exhibited clinical signs of influenza before testing positive for the disease. Read More

Barn Fires: The Veterinarian's Role (AAEP 2012)

A well-thought-out approach to triage after a barn fire can save horses' lives. Read More

Florida EHV-1: Disease Surveillance Continues

Animal health officials are monitoring horses stabled at the HITS facility in Ocala, Fla., for signs of EHV-1. Read More

Utah EHV-1: Additional Cases Confirmed

The Utah state veterinarian's office has now confirmed a total of six equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) cases. Read More

Florida EHV-1: One Farm Released from Quarantine

A quarantine on a Wellington horse farm due to EHV-1 has been released; the case count in Ocala holds steady. Read More

Ocala EHV-1: Additional Case Confirmed

Veterinarians have confirmed an additional case of EHV-1 in connection with the HITS circuit in Ocala, Fla. Read More

CT for Equine Limb Fracture Diagnosis? (AAEP 2012)

One veterinarian believes CT offers a better option for imaging some lower limb fractures than radiography. Read More

Wellington EHV-1: Two Horses Test Negative

Two horses previously housed in FEI stabling at the PBIEC tested negative for EHV-1 Feb. 28. Read More

Florida EHV-1: Additional Horses Confirmed Positive

Five additional cases of EHV-1 have been confirmed in connection with the HITS circuit in Ocala, Fla. Read More

Two Additional Utah Horses Confirmed EHV-1 Positive

Two additional horses have tested EHV-1 positive, bringing the total confirmed count in Utah to four. Read More