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

California's 2012 Equine WNV Case Total Reaches 20

A 16-year-old horse from Yuba County and a 2-year-old horse from Shasta County were euthanized due to WNV. Read More

New California Equine WNV Case Brings State Total to 18

The 18-month-old unvaccinated Fresno County filly is reportedly recovering after testing positive for WNV. Read More

Kentucky's Twelfth Equine WNV Case of 2012 Confirmed

The unvaccinated 5-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding from Garrad County was euthanized Sept. 18. Read More

What's in an Equine Eye Exam?

A thorough eye examination can identify numerous potentially vision-threatening problems in horses. Read More

New Equine EEE, WNV Cases Confirmed Across Country

Summer might be winding down, but equine mosquito-borne disease case numbers continue to rise. Read More

Laminitis Research Project Inclusion Criteria Expanded

The coordinators of the ongoing laminitis research project have expanded the inclusion criteria. Read More

California's Eleventh Equine WNV Case of 2012 Confirmed

An unvaccinated 4-year-old gelding was euthanized after contracting the virus. Read More

Ohio State to Offer High-Field Equine MRI

A mobile, high-field unit will be available at the Veterinary Medical Center at least once monthly. Read More

New Equine WNV Cases Found in Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky

The number of equine West Nile virus (WNV) cases identified this year in the United States continues to rise. Read More

Massachusetts Confirms EEE in Two Additional Horses

The MDPH last week confirmed two additional cases of Eastern equine encephalitis in horses. Read More

California's Tenth Equine WNV Case of 2012 Confirmed

The unvaccinated 3-year-old Butte County filly was euthanized as a result of the disease. Read More

New Equine Flexural Deformities Treatment Technique Studied

A novel treatment technique for correcting flexural deformities in foals showed promise in a recent study. Read More

Equine Temporohyoid Osteoarthropathy Studied

Researchers looked at common signs, diagnostics, and treatments for equine temporohyoid osteoarthropathy. Read More

Researchers Evaluate Horses as Model of Human Depression

Researchers found that depressed horses behave in a similar manner to depressed humans. Read More

Veterinarians Urge Vaccination against West Nile Virus

It's not too late to ensure your horse is properly vaccinated against the potentially deadly West Nile virus. Read More

Keys to Consider when Feeding Broodmares

Understanding broodmares' nutrient requirements can make developing a feeding program a less daunting task. Read More

Eighth Equine WNV Case of 2012 Confirmed in Kentucky

A 15-month-old Standardbred filly from Bourbon County was euthanized after developing clinical signs of WNV. Read More

Kentucky Equine West Nile Case Tally Rises to Seven

Neither horse--a 6-year-old Palomino gelding and a 3-year-old Quarter Horse gelding--was vaccinated. Read More

Oregon's First Equine WNV Case of 2012 Confirmed

The affected horse was identified in Klamath County, Ore. It is the state's first equine WNV case of 2012. Read More

Two Montana Horses Positive for WNV

Neither horse was vaccinated against the disease, and both were euthanized due to disease progression. Read More

Surgical Options for Managing Roaring in Horses

Numerous factors go into selecting the appropriate surgical procedure to treat equine roaring. Read More

Kentucky, California Report more WNV-Positive Horses

Five cases have been confirmed in Kentucky and six have been confirmed in California. Read More

Kentucky Reports Fourth Equine WNV Case of 2012

The Arabian colt from Scott County received a vaccination in March, but did not receive a follow-up booster. Read More

Colic Prevalence in Horses Hospitalized for Ocular Disease

Patients with ocular disease had a higher incidence of colic than some other hospitalized equids. Read More

Horses Injured in 2012 Italian Bareback Race

Six horses collided during the race. One sustained a slight fracture and is expected to recover. Read More