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

Attendees Gearing Up for 2012 AAEP Convention

Sally Baker of the AAEP shares the top five things attendees can look forward to when they land in California. Read More

TheHorse.com Poll Recap: Caring for Blind Horses

Sixty-eight percent of more than 650 respondents indicated they'd cared for a vision-impaired horse. Read More

Sustainable Equine Parasite Control Do's and Don'ts

New research is taking place, and equine deworming recommendations are rapidly changing. Read More

Minnesota EHV-1: Additional Cases from Index Farm Suspected

Five of seven horses residing on the index farm have developed clinical signs consistent with the disease. Read More

Placentitis and Foals' Athletic Prognosis

There were few performance differences between foals born to healthy mares and those treated for placentitis. Read More

British Horseracing Authority Monitoring EHV-1 Outbreak

British trainer Victor Dartnall is dealing with an outbreak of neurologic EHV-1 at his yard in North Devon. Read More

Minnesota EHV-1: Two Horses in Stable Condition

The horses are currently being treated at the University of Minnesota Large Animal Hospital. Read More

Veterinary Care for the Sport Horse

The goal for sport horses, from prepurchase exams through their careers, is to extend the time to retirement. Read More

Equine Grass Sickness Vaccine Pilot Study Announced

This pilot study is in preparation for a full vaccine trial, which is likely to commence in 2013 or 2014. Read More

Equine WNV, EEE Case Totals Continue to Rise

As of Nov. 6, the USGS indicated that the WNV and EEE totals had risen to 620 and 204, respectively. Read More

Coronavirus: A Cause of Enteric Disease in Adult Horses?

Coronavirus--common in foals--could be associated with enteric disease outbreaks in adult horses. Read More

British African Horse Sickness Regulations Take Effect Nov. 21

The African Horse Sickness (England) Regulations 2012 were signed on Oct. 15 and will take effect Nov. 21. Read More

Ontario Racing Commission Announces Biosecurity Measures

The measures are in response to a deadly outbreak of equine herpesvirus-1 at an Illinois race track. Read More

Eye Evaluation in Equine Prepurchase Exams

While not all eye anomalies are detrimental to vision, others can cause sale talks to cease. Read More

Understanding Equine Cataract Surgery

Many horses recover well from cataract surgery and retain vision in the affected eyes. Read More

Diagnosing and Treating Equine Glaucoma

It might have the same name, but equine glaucoma is a different animal than human glaucoma. Read More

Noninflammatory Equine Uveal Disorders

Many noninflammatory uveal abnormalities cause little to no discomfort or vision loss for the horse. Read More

Texas Officials Report 72 Equine WNV Cases so far in 2012

Seventy-two horses residing in 49 Texas counties had been confirmed positive since the beginning of the year. Read More

Unknown Illness Forces Quarantine at Hawthorne Race Course

The quarantine is a precaution as officials await test results on two horses showing respiratory illness. Read More

Understanding Equine Orbit and Periorbita Problems

Disorders involving the horse's orbit and periorbita are less common than problems involving the eye itself. Read More

EVA Confirmed in Gloucestershire, England

A case of equine viral arteritis (EVA) has been confirmed in a Gloucestershire, England, stallion. Read More

Diagnosing, Treating, and Managing Equine Recurrent Uveitis

Veterinarians have learned how to best control this disease and are working to unravel new treatment options. Read More

APHIS Reports more than 400 Equine WNV Cases Nationwide

The current equine WNV case total marks a 372% increase compared to last year's total. Read More

Understanding Equine Vision

Basic comprehension of equine vision can help owners better understand why their horses act the way they do. Read More

Improving Outcomes for Corneal Ulcers, Ulcerative Keratitis

The natural mechanisms in equine eyes can complicate corneal ulcer healing, but most ulcers fully recover. Read More