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

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

Woodbine EHV-1: Some Restrictions Lifted

Officials have lifted some restrictions placed after five horses tested positive for EHV-1 last week. Read More

Virgin Islands Horse Import Restrictions Lifted

Officials placed the restrictions after a horse in Puerto Rico tested positive for CEM. Read More

Hendra Confirmed in New South Wales Horse

A horse residing in Macksville, New South Wales, Australia, died of hendra virus on June 5. Read More

Equine Muscle Matters Reviewed

Learn about equine muscle metabolism and how equine muscle mass is regulated. Read More

Canada EHV-1 Restrictions Partially Lifted

Officials have lifted the restrictions placed on one barn at the Campbellville Training Centre in Ontario. Read More

Equine Gastrointestinal Health Reviewed

Horse owners can take simple steps to help keep their animals' GI systems functioning optimally. Read More

Understanding and Managing Equine Obesity

One equine nutritionist describes factors contributing to equine obesity and provides management tips. Read More

Could Aromatherapy Help Calm Stressed Horses?

Study results suggest that lavender aromatherapy can reduce horses' heart rates after a stressful experience. Read More