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

How Horse Wounds Heal

Whether large or small, serious or innocuous, all wounds follow a distinct and complex healing process. Read More

AAEP, AHC Partner to Prevent Equine Disease Outbreaks

The organizations are leading the charge to track and provide information on equine disease threats. Read More

Rolex Riders Share Horse Health Insights

Rolex competitors Boyd Martin, Sally Cousins, and Lindsey Oaks share horse health tips and insights. Read More

Caring for the Budweiser Clydesdales

Find out how the Budweiser Clydesdales stay in top shape while traveling frequently. Read More

CFS Classification System Developed (AAEP 2012)

Researchers developed a uniform system for classifying cases of contracted foal syndrome (CFS). Read More

Head Position Impacts Kissing Spines Evaluation (AAEP 2012)

How a horse stands during X rays might influence how vets interpret images when diagnosing kissing spines. Read More

Laminitis Rehab: 'If the Corium is Happy, There's Hope'

One veterinarian describes what the corium can tell us about a laminitic horse's chances of recovery. Read More

Vestibular Disease in Horses Reviewed

Vestibular diseases are common and important causes of neurologic problems in horses. Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed in Clark Co., Nev., Horse

A single horse in Clark County, Nev., has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Read More

Study Evaluates Effects of Probiotics for Horses

A study examines the effects of P. acidilactici and S. boulardii-based probiotics on horses. Read More

Current Diagnostic Options for PPID

A two-tier series of tests can help equine practitioners confirm a PPID diagnosis, one veterinarian said. Read More

Ocala EHV-1: Last Quarantine Released

The last of the quarantines imposed on several farms due to a recent EHV-1 outbreak were released April 10. Read More

Handling Hyperthermia and Hypothermia in Horses

One veterinarian reviews equine hyperthermia and hypothermia and how to best manage affected horses. Read More

Methods for Controlling Equine Parasites in the Environment

One researcher describes research on controlling ascarids, or roundworms, before they enter a horse's body. Read More

Santa Barbara Co., Calif., EHV-1 Quarantine Released

Officials reported the gelding had tested positive for EHV-1 on March 25. Read More

EPM Testing, Treatment Options Reviewed

One vet reviews EPM's variable clinical signs and the current diagnostic and treatment options available. Read More

Ocala EHV-1: Most Quarantines Released

The majority of the quarantines connected to an EHV-1 outbreak originating in Ocala, Fla., have been lifted. Read More

Hot Topics in Equine Reproduction

Researchers are continually making advancements to improve equine artificial insemination. Read More

Equine Field Anesthesia Considerations

One vet reviews some key points equine practitioners must consider before implementing field anesthesia. Read More

Equine Coat Color Genetics 101

What's behind a horse's coat color? The answer lies in coat color genetics. Read More

San Diego County, Calif., EHV-1 Quarantine Released

A Warmblood stallion has been released from quarantine after two negative EHV-1 tests. Read More

CHRB Okays Purina Feeds Based on Investigation

Based on Purina's investigation, the CHRB says vendors can supply any product milled on and since March 27. Read More

Sample Handling's Effects on Plasma CO2 Levels (AAEP 2012)

Researchers evaluated sample handling and storage time's effects on CO2 concentrations in horse blood plasma. Read More

Treating Head Injuries in Horses

Knowing how to manage head injuries allows vets to provide quality care when faced with an ailing horse. Read More

The Eyes Have It

Researchers are scrutinizing the equine eye so they can treat ocular issues better. Read More