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

Horse Owner Input Sought on Hendra Survey

The Queensland, Australia, government is seeking horse owner input in a survey regarding hendra virus. Read More

Atypical Myopathy: 100+ Cases Diagnosed Worldwide in 2011

France and Great Britain each logged 34 cases in 2011, while just four cases were diagnosed in North America. Read More

Monitoring and Preventing EPE on Endemic Farms (AAEP 2011)

Researchers are helping horse farms control and detect equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE). Read More

Pastern Lucencies' Effect on Racing Performance (AAEP 2011)

Certain lucencies should be taken seriously as they appear to have a significant effect on racing performance. Read More

Australian Authorities Investigating 25 Horse Carcasses

The New South Wales DPI is investigating the discovery of 25 dead horses in the state's northwest region. Read More

Cause of New York Carriage Horse's Death Remains Unknown

Despite the completion of a gross necropsy, a New York City carriage horse's cause of death remains unknown. Read More

Relationship between S. neurona and EPM Examined

Researchers discuss the parasite's life cycle, EPM diagnostic testing, and the S. neurona genome project. Read More

Two Florida Horses Confirmed EEE Positive

Two horses residing in Lake County, Fla., have died after contracting EEE; neither was vaccinated. Read More

Movie Magic, Makeup, and Horse Tricks Shape War Horse

Head horse trainer Bobby Lovgren explains the challenges he faced when preparing the equine stars of the film. Read More

Dental Health and the Performance Horse

When an equine athlete's performance slumps, check the mouth, where numerous factors can cause problems. Read More

Acute Aortic Rupture Blamed for Hickstead's Death

An acute aortic rupture caused show jumping champion Hickstead's death during a Nov. 6 competition in Italy. Read More

Developmental Dental Disorders in Horses

Some developmental disorders can be dangerous and performance-limiting if not treated promptly and properly. Read More

BHA: Changes to Grand National Could Improve Equine Welfare

Recommended changes include raising the minimum equine age allowed to run and expanded veterinary inspections. Read More

Botulism or Ticks Likely Caused Australian Horse Deaths

Botulism and scrub tick infestations both cause the progressive muscular paralysis seen in the deceased horses Read More

Lecture Discusses NEXT Generation in Equine Tissue Healing

Nonsurgical exogenous crosslinking therapy (NEXT) is undergoing efficacy testing in healing equine tendons Read More

Turnout's Effects on Stall-Kept Equine Athletes

A team of researchers found that a little turnout time can improve behavior in stall-kept equine athletes. Read More

Researchers Review Treatment and Outcome of Canker in Horses

The rare hoof ailment canker can cause lasting problems in horses, and can even be fatal. Read More

Appaloosa World Show: EHV-1 Test Negative

Samples taken from a horse exhibiting neurologic signs at the World Championship show were negative for EHV-1. Read More

Appaloosa World Show Put on Hold Due to Sick Horse

The Appaloosa World Championship Show has been put on hold after a horse began exhibiting neurologic signs. Read More

Keeping the Bitted Horse's Mouth Healthy

Studies offer conflicting information in regard to whether bit seating is beneficial to bitted horses. Read More

Managing Deciduous Teeth in Young Horses

Caring for deciduous teeth in young horses requires additional considerations from a veterinary standpoint. Read More

Ergot Alkaloids' Effects on Colts and Stallions

Preliminary research showed that ergot alkaloids had minimal effects on stallions' and colts' fertility. Read More

New Clenbuterol Regulations at Los Alamitos Race Course

The new regulations were prompted by increased use of the substance as a replacement for anabolic steroids. Read More

Royal Blue Boon, First Commercially Cloned Horse, Dies

The blue roan Quarter Horse mare died last week in Weatherford, Texas, at the age of 31. Read More

Hendra Virus: Latest Confirmed Case Brings 2011 Total to 23

Another Australia horse has tested positive for hendra virus, bringing the nation's 2011 total to 23 cases. Read More