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

Two Additional Utah Horses Confirmed EHV-1 Positive

Two additional horses have tested EHV-1 positive, bringing the total confirmed count in Utah to four. Read More

Ocala EHV-1: Index Case Recovering, No New Cases Reported

HITS reported in a Feb. 25 statement that no new cases of the disease have been detected. Read More

Managing Dehydration, Exhaustion in Horses (AAEP 2012)

With proper management, most horses recover well from dehydration and exhaustion. Read More

Navicular Bone Fragments' Effect on Lameness

A team evaluated a possible association between distal border fragments of the navicular bone and lameness. Read More

MRI to Identify Bone Changes in Racehorses (AAEP 2012)

MRI could detect bone changes indicating a horse is at risk for catastrophic fractures before accidents occur. Read More

Managing Penetrating Injuries in the Field

Penetrating injuries can have serious consequences for horses, but vets are well-versed in handling them. Read More

Progenitor Cells in Healthy and Laminitic Hooves (AAEP 2012)

Researchers recently evaluated adult progenitor cell characteristics from healthy and laminitic horse hooves. Read More

Foals Without Suckle-Swallow Reflex Need Nutritional Support (AAEP 2012)

Dysphagic foals require immediate, specialized care to ensure they begin life without a nutritional deficit. Read More

Exertional Rhabdomyolysis: Not Just Tying-Up Anymore

Researchers have worked tirelessly to better understand the disorder, its causes, and how to best manage it. Read More

Handling Non-Weight Bearing Lameness in the Field (AAEP 2012)

Non-weight-bearing lameness is one of the most common emergencies practitioners manage in the field. Read More

No New EIA Cases Found in Britain

Tests were carried out after a horse in England tested positive for the disease in October 2012. Read More

Managing the Swollen Eye in the Field (AAEP 2012)

The acutely swollen eye can present many diagnostic challenges to the field practitioner. Read More

Univ. of Wisconsin Acquires Dynamic Endoscope

This dynamic endoscope is currently the only such tool in the state of Wisconsin, the school reported. Read More

Minnesota Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

A horse residing in Mower County tested positive for rabies on Jan. 4 after showing clinical signs last week. Read More

APHIS Releases Final Summary of 2012 Vesicular Stomatitis Cases

The final quarantines connected to the outbreak were released in late December, according to the summary. Read More

Ethical Issues for Racetrack Practitioners (AAEP 2012)

Many difficult decisions racetrack practitioners encounter are out of their control, one veterinarian says. Read More

Racetrack Surface and Hind Limb Fetlock, Hoof Kinematics (AAEP 2012)

Researchers found variations in degree of fetlock flexion, hoof slide in horses working on different surfaces. Read More

Ky. Restricts Horse Movement from Ill. Due to EHV-1 Outbreak

All horses entering Kentucky from Illinois must have an entry permit issued by the KDA. Read More

Tiludronate, Shock Wave to Treat Bucked Shins (AAEP 2012)

One vet found success in treating the condition using tiludronate, ESWT, and a modified exercise program. Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed in Michigan Standardbred Horse

The horse, who began showing neurologic signs of disease on Dec. 23, is recovering with veterinary care. Read More

University of Tennessee Continues Equine Hospital Expansion

It is hoped that the $20.9 million project will be completed in February 2013. Read More

British African Horse Sickness Control Strategy Published

The document discusses control strategies should the disease ever be found in Great Britain. Read More

Hawthorne EHV-1 Still Under Close Watch

Eighteen days have passed since the last EHV-1-related death at the racetrack. Read More

TheHorse.com Poll Recap: Choosing Foals' Sex

The majority of respondents said they'd rather not choose a future foal's sex ahead of time. Read More

2012 Equine WNV, EEE Case Totals Steady

At the most recent update, APHIS reported 609 equine WNV cases nationwide and 206 cases of equine EEE in 2012. Read More