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

Current Diagnostic Options for PPID

A two-tier series of tests can help equine practitioners confirm a PPID diagnosis, one veterinarian said. Read More

Ocala EHV-1: Last Quarantine Released

The last of the quarantines imposed on several farms due to a recent EHV-1 outbreak were released April 10. Read More

Handling Hyperthermia and Hypothermia in Horses

One veterinarian reviews equine hyperthermia and hypothermia and how to best manage affected horses. Read More

Methods for Controlling Equine Parasites in the Environment

One researcher describes research on controlling ascarids, or roundworms, before they enter a horse's body. Read More

Santa Barbara Co., Calif., EHV-1 Quarantine Released

Officials reported the gelding had tested positive for EHV-1 on March 25. Read More

EPM Testing, Treatment Options Reviewed

One vet reviews EPM's variable clinical signs and the current diagnostic and treatment options available. Read More

Ocala EHV-1: Most Quarantines Released

The majority of the quarantines connected to an EHV-1 outbreak originating in Ocala, Fla., have been lifted. Read More

Hot Topics in Equine Reproduction

Researchers are continually making advancements to improve equine artificial insemination. Read More

Equine Field Anesthesia Considerations

One vet reviews some key points equine practitioners must consider before implementing field anesthesia. Read More

Equine Coat Color Genetics 101

What's behind a horse's coat color? The answer lies in coat color genetics. Read More

San Diego County, Calif., EHV-1 Quarantine Released

A Warmblood stallion has been released from quarantine after two negative EHV-1 tests. Read More

CHRB Okays Purina Feeds Based on Investigation

Based on Purina's investigation, the CHRB says vendors can supply any product milled on and since March 27. Read More

Sample Handling's Effects on Plasma CO2 Levels (AAEP 2012)

Researchers evaluated sample handling and storage time's effects on CO2 concentrations in horse blood plasma. Read More

Treating Head Injuries in Horses

Knowing how to manage head injuries allows vets to provide quality care when faced with an ailing horse. Read More

The Eyes Have It

Researchers are scrutinizing the equine eye so they can treat ocular issues better. Read More

Supplement to Support Post-Surgical Joint Health (AAEP 2012)

A supplement fed after osteochondral fragment removal could help reduce post-surgical joint inflammation. Read More

Exercise, Nutritional Supplement's Effects on Inflammation

Researchers are closer to helping owners and trainers identify if a horse is at risk for soft tissue injury. Read More

Wobbler Syndrome in Older Horses

One vet says to consider wobbler syndrome as a diagnosis for aged horses with neurologic signs and neck pain. Read More

Santa Barbara Co., Calif., Horse Positive for EHV-1

A Santa Barbara County, Calif., gelding has tested positive for non-neuropathogenic EHV-1. Read More

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