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, Mich. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and hs dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddleseat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in three-day eventing with her OTTB, Dorado. Erica enjoys photography in her spare time.

Articles by Erica Larson

EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted at University of Tennessee

The EHV-1 quarantine at the UTVMC was lifted today (Sept. 30). Read More

Selecting a Thoroughbred: The Role of Genetics

Researchers are learning what genes (when found or not found) could suggest about a Thoroughbred's potential. Read More

Guidelines for Managing Hendra at Horse Events Released

The guidelines were released in response to Australia's deadliest hendra virus season in history. Read More

USDA Tracking Equine EEE, WNV Case Numbers

The USDA/APHIS is keeping a running tally of the number of confirmed cases of WNV, EEE, and WEE in the U.S. Read More

Tennessee EHV-1: No New Cases Reported

No new horses have been confirmed EHV-1 positive since Sept. 21 in connection with the Tennessee cases. Read More

EHV-1: California and Tennessee Case Counts Holding Steady

No new EHV-1 cases have been confirmed in California or Tennessee, statements from the CDFA and the UTVMC say. Read More

Additional Tennessee Horses Confirmed Positive for EHV-1

Five additional horses at the index case's home premises have tested positive for EHV-1 and are being treated. Read More

Equine Genetics 101: Genetic Concepts and Applications

Learn about the basics of equine genetics and the different applications they have in equine performance. Read More

UT EHV-1: No New Cases; Informational Forum Scheduled

No new EHV-1 cases have been confirmed at UT. The informational forum will take place Sept. 21 at 7:00 p.m. Read More

New WNV Cases in California, EEE Cases in Wisconsin

Seven California horses have now tested positive for WNV, and an EEE case has been detected in Wisconsin. Read More

UT Veterinary Medical Center Quarantined for EHV-1

An EHV-1 positive horse was admitted last week. No new cases have emerged at the medical center to date. Read More

Horse Owners in Southern United States Challenged by Drought

Horse owners in the South are faced with "exceptional" droughts and high hay prices as the drought continues. Read More

Nine California Horses Confirmed EHV-1 Positive

Seven horses from one farm and two residing on another premises have tested positive for neurologic EHV-1. Read More

Epiglottic Abnormalities in Nonracehorses: A Review

Researchers review the characteristics and impact of epiglottic abnormalities in nonracehorses. Read More

New Research into R. equi Vaccine Completed

A vaccine for the bacteria Rhodococcus equi could be tested in the near future. Read More

Zenyatta Owners: "You Can't be Unhappy Around Her"

Jerry and Ann Moss discuss life before Zenyatta, the journey the big mare, and plans for "Baby Z." Read More

Weaning Stress and Nutritional Influences

Nutritional support could reduce the stresses and health challenges that weaning places on young horses. Read More

Eight California Horses Showing Signs of EHV-1

Eight additional horses in Tuolumne County are displaying clinical signs consistent of EHV-1. Read More

California Horse Confirmed EHV-1 Positive

A new case of neurologic EHV-1 was confirmed in California on September 12. Read More

The Equine Digestive Tract and How it Relates to Colic

Certain parts of the horse's digestive tract are associated with higher risks of developing colic. Read More

Equine Piroplasmosis: Kentucky Entry Requirements Updated

All horses originating from Texas must be accompanied by proof of a negative EP test to enter Kentucky. Read More

Grazing Muzzles' Efficacy at Reducing Pasture Intake

Grazing muzzles can be effective at reducing pasture intake, sometimes reducing intake by as much as 85%. Read More

Medical Management of the Colicky Foal

Many cases of colic in foal can be corrected medically with the assistance of a veterinarian. Read More

Study: Horses Prefer Nonacidic Water

A team of researchers recently revealed that horses tend to prefer water with neutral pH levels than low pH. Read More

New Campaign Assists Vermont Horse Owners Affected by Irene

A newly launched campaign in Vermont hopes to assist owners affected by the storm care for their horses. Read More