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

Researchers Study Abnormal Behavior Prevalence in Racehorses

Researchers found that 11.03% of the racehorses evaluated performed some stereotypy or abnormal behavior. Read More

Idaho Horses Test Positive for WNV

Two unvaccinated horses residing in western Idaho have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Read More

Fetal Consciousness' Impact on Equine Neonatal Health

Researchers believe the fetal consciousness transition could have a significant impact on neonatal health. Read More

Poll Recap: Camping Out

Of the 472 voters, 147 (31%) said they look forward to horse camping every year. Read More

Equine Postoperative Ileus Insights

Gain insight about postoperative ileus: a potentially life-threatening complication of colic surgery. Read More

Physical Exam of the Horse Hoof

Learn about healthy hoof conformation and common, potentially function-affecting abnormalities. Read More

More than a Dozen EEE Cases Reported in Florida

Officials have received reports of more than a dozen EEE cases among horses so far this year. Read More

Equine Collapse Reviewed

Equine collapse frequently presents a diagnostic challenge for veterinarians, and many cases go unsolved. Read More

Poll Recap: Readers Discuss Complementary Therapy Habits

Most readers said they've incorporated at least one complementary therapy into their horses' care. Read More

Equine Veterinarian Voss Dies at 79

Equine reproduction authority James L. Voss, DVM died July 12 following a long illness. He was 79. Read More

Potomac Horse Fever Cases Confirmed in Virginia

Several cases of Potomac horse fever have been confirmed in central Virginia, prompting an outbreak alert. Read More

LSU Acquires New Nuclear Medicine Unit

The nuclear medicine unit will allow veterinarians perform state-of-the-art bone scans on horses. Read More

Several Hendra Cases Confirmed in New South Wales Horses

New South Wales officials have confirmed at least three new equine hendra virus cases in the past week. Read More

Poll Recap: Readers Share Tips on Keeping Horses Cool

Of the 692 voters, 317 (46%) indicated the main cooling method they employ is providing ample shade. Read More

California Quarter Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

A 4-year-old California mare has tested positive for neuropathogenic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Read More

CT for Diagnosing Lung Disease in Foals

Veterinarians are taking a page from human medicine books by using CT to evaluate pulmonary disease in foals. Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed in Devon and Warwickshire, England

Horses residing on two English premises have tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1. Read More

Australian Authorities Evaluating Papules in Horses' Mouths

Authorities in Western Australia determining what's causing small, round lumps in horses mouths. Read More

Luitpold Provides Update on Adequan Availability

Luitpold Animal Health issued an update June 27 on the drug's current and future availability. Read More

Poll Recap: Readers Weigh In on Equine Diets

Of the 688 voters, 77% indicated they had, at one time or another, used a diet to reduce a horse's weight. Read More

South Carolina Foal Confirmed EEE-Positive

A South Carolina foal tested positive for EEE last week, marking that state's first case of 2013. Read More

Vitamin E Supplementation for Neurologic Disorders

One researcher reviews vitamin E supplementation in horses with neurologic disorders. Read More

Woodbine EHV-1: All Restrictions Lifted

All EHV-1 related restrictions placed on horses stabled in Barn 1 at Woodbine have been lifted. Read More

Positive EIA Test Prompts Hold Order at Texas Fairgrounds

A horse stabled at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds tested positive for EIA earlier this month. Read More

Grimes, Co., Texas Horse Tests Positive for WNV

The U.S. Geological Survey WNV disease map indicates this is the first equine WNV case reported this year. Read More