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

California EHV-1: One New Case Confirmed

The new Orange County case brings the California total to 16 positive horses. Read More

California EHV-1: One New Premises, Five New Cases Confirmed

The CDFA does not believe the two situations are related and is investigating both outbreaks. Read More

Handling Dystocia on the Farm (AAEP 2011)

Owners or caretakers should be prepared for emergencies when mares are scheduled to foal. Read More

California EHV-1: Euthanized Horse Necropsy Complete

Necropsy results indicate that it is highly unlikely one horse's recumbency was due to the EHV-1 infection. Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed in Ontario

One horse was euthanized after testing positive for the neurologic form of the virus in early January. Read More

California EHV-1: Case Total Rises to Nine

An additional horse was confirmed EHV-1-positive and another was euthanized in connection with the outbreak. Read More

University of Calgary Seeking Participation in EHV-1 Study

The goal is to identify factors associated with the outbreak in order to prevent and control outbreaks. Read More

Three Additional EHV-1 Cases Confirmed in California

Only one of the eight horses has displayed neurologic signs consistent with EHV-1 thus far. Read More

California EHV-1 Case Total Rises to Five

All affected horses are quarantined on their home property and are receiving veterinary care. Read More

California Confirms Three Cases of Neurologic EHV-1

The horses are currently quarantined on their home premises and are receiving veterinary treatment. Read More

Virginia Horse Confirmed Positive for Rabies

The horse resided in Patrick County, located near the North Carolina state line. Read More

NC State Lifts Self-Imposed Restrictions Connected to EHV-1

The admission and discharge restrictions were put in place after an EHV-1-positive mare was hospitalized. Read More

Horse Owner Input Sought on Hendra Survey

The Queensland, Australia, government is seeking horse owner input in a survey regarding hendra virus. Read More

Atypical Myopathy: 100+ Cases Diagnosed Worldwide in 2011

France and Great Britain each logged 34 cases in 2011, while just four cases were diagnosed in North America. Read More

Monitoring and Preventing EPE on Endemic Farms (AAEP 2011)

Researchers are helping horse farms control and detect equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE). Read More

Pastern Lucencies' Effect on Racing Performance (AAEP 2011)

Certain lucencies should be taken seriously as they appear to have a significant effect on racing performance. Read More

Australian Authorities Investigating 25 Horse Carcasses

The New South Wales DPI is investigating the discovery of 25 dead horses in the state's northwest region. Read More

Cause of New York Carriage Horse's Death Remains Unknown

Despite the completion of a gross necropsy, a New York City carriage horse's cause of death remains unknown. Read More

Relationship between S. neurona and EPM Examined

Researchers discuss the parasite's life cycle, EPM diagnostic testing, and the S. neurona genome project. Read More

Two Florida Horses Confirmed EEE Positive

Two horses residing in Lake County, Fla., have died after contracting EEE; neither was vaccinated. Read More

Movie Magic, Makeup, and Horse Tricks Shape War Horse

Head horse trainer Bobby Lovgren explains the challenges he faced when preparing the equine stars of the film. Read More

Dental Health and the Performance Horse

When an equine athlete's performance slumps, check the mouth, where numerous factors can cause problems. Read More

Acute Aortic Rupture Blamed for Hickstead's Death

An acute aortic rupture caused show jumping champion Hickstead's death during a Nov. 6 competition in Italy. Read More

Developmental Dental Disorders in Horses

Some developmental disorders can be dangerous and performance-limiting if not treated promptly and properly. Read More

BHA: Changes to Grand National Could Improve Equine Welfare

Recommended changes include raising the minimum equine age allowed to run and expanded veterinary inspections. Read More