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

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

Kentucky Horse Tests Positive for WNV

A 6-year-old Standardbred mare from Fleming County, Kentucky, tested positive for West Nile virus Sept. 2. Read More

Additional EHV-1 Cases Confirmed in California

Two additional California horses tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on Aug. 24. Read More

Colic in Broodmares: Special Considerations

Peripartum colic is a common but sometimes life-threatening complication often seen in broodmares. Read More

Hurricane Irene's Damage: No Equine Losses So Far

Days after Hurricane Irene battered the East Coast, authorities are evaluating the damage left behind. Read More

2010 Canadian Equine Industry Profile Study Results Released

The 2010 Canadian Equine Industry Profile Study results reveal an equine industry worth $19 billion annually. Read More

Tenth NSW Horse Tests Positive for Hendra

A tenth horse in New South Wales has tested positive for hendra virus, bringing the national total to 21. Read More

Hurricane Irene: Too Early to Assess Equine Industry Damage

At press time no equine fatalities had been reported, but many areas are still evaluating the damage. Read More

Evaluating the Colicky Foal

Special considerations should be made when evaluating a colicky foal as opposed to an adult horse. Read More

40 Arkansas Horses Test Positive for EIA

Forty horses from one Clarksville, Ark., farm have died or been euthanized after testing positive for EIA. Read More

Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in California Horse

A 15-year-old Oldenburg mare from Sonoma County tested positive for neurologic EHV-1 on Aug. 23. Read More

Glanders: 21 Horses Euthanized at Lebanon Racetrack

Twenty-one horses at a Lebanon racetrack were euthanized after two of them tested positive for glanders. Read More

Newly Confirmed Hendra Case Brings Australian Total to 20

A Queensland horse was confirmed positive for hendra virus today, bringing the national total to 20 cases. Read More

Chronic Colic in Horses: What to Consider

What are the most important things to consider and employ when dealing with a horse affected by chronic colic? Read More

Drought Continues to Plague South Central United States

Horse owners, livestock producers, and farmers are all looking for help in getting through the dry spell. Read More

New Mexico Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

An unvaccinated Eddy County, New Mexico horse has tested positive for rabies. Read More

The Effect of Training Partners on Social Separation

Researchers examined if using a herdmate as a training partner for a young horse beneficial in the long run. Read More