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

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

Dentistry Groups Ponder Equine Veterinary Dental College

International dental groups are considering developing an equine veterinary dental specialty college. Read More

Suspended Jockey Protests New Whip Rules in Britain

Richard Hughes says he will not race again unless the new regulations regarding whip use in races are changed. Read More

Strongyle Egg Counts and Race Performance

High strongyle egg counts in Standardbred trotters didn't have a negative association with racing performance. Read More

Restorative Dentistry in Horses

Advancements in equine restorative dentistry are giving owners options when faced with some dental disorders. Read More

Record-Breaking Hendra Season Continues in Australia

A Queensland horse was euthanized after testing positive for hendra virus; national total stands at 22 cases. Read More

Number of Australian Horses Dead With Unknown Cause Hits 19

Nineteen horses have now died or been euthanized as the result of an unknown ailment, officials said. Read More

12 Australian Horses Dead of Unknown Cause

Seven horses died and five were euthanized, but Australian officals say the cause of death is unknown so far. Read More

AHF Releases 2011 Equine Research Project Summaries

The Arabian Horse Foundation released summaries of the research projects the organization funded in 2011. Read More

California EHV-1 Quarantines Released

The quarantines on two California farms after resident horses tested positive for EHV-1 have been lifted. Read More

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