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

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 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

Minnesota EHV-1: Large Animal Hospital Reopens

The UM Large Animal Hospital has discharged the final patients and reopened to business as usual. Read More

Top Equine Surgery Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

Dr. Lisa Fortier recaps studies on upper respiratory tract health, colic, lameness, and racehorse health. Read More

Equine Piroplasmosis in America: Re-Emergence and Control

Recent outbreaks have prompted further investigation into the re-emergence and control in the United States. Read More

Managing Fungal Endometritis in Broodmares

Use a multidimensional treatment approach to give mares the best chance for recovery. Read More

Minnesota EHV-1: Horses Striding Towards Recovery

Two hospitalized horses have returned home after receiving treatment; a third continues to recover. Read More

Suppressing Estrus in Mares

Most options can lessen the effects of estrus while still allowing mares a second career as a broodmare. Read More

Attendees Gearing Up for 2012 AAEP Convention

Sally Baker of the AAEP shares the top five things attendees can look forward to when they land in California. Read More Poll Recap: Caring for Blind Horses

Sixty-eight percent of more than 650 respondents indicated they'd cared for a vision-impaired horse. Read More

Sustainable Equine Parasite Control Do's and Don'ts

New research is taking place, and equine deworming recommendations are rapidly changing. Read More

Minnesota EHV-1: Additional Cases from Index Farm Suspected

Five of seven horses residing on the index farm have developed clinical signs consistent with the disease. Read More

Placentitis and Foals' Athletic Prognosis

There were few performance differences between foals born to healthy mares and those treated for placentitis. Read More

British Horseracing Authority Monitoring EHV-1 Outbreak

British trainer Victor Dartnall is dealing with an outbreak of neurologic EHV-1 at his yard in North Devon. Read More

Minnesota EHV-1: Two Horses in Stable Condition

The horses are currently being treated at the University of Minnesota Large Animal Hospital. Read More

Veterinary Care for the Sport Horse

The goal for sport horses, from prepurchase exams through their careers, is to extend the time to retirement. Read More

Equine Grass Sickness Vaccine Pilot Study Announced

This pilot study is in preparation for a full vaccine trial, which is likely to commence in 2013 or 2014. Read More

Equine WNV, EEE Case Totals Continue to Rise

As of Nov. 6, the USGS indicated that the WNV and EEE totals had risen to 620 and 204, respectively. Read More

Coronavirus: A Cause of Enteric Disease in Adult Horses?

Coronavirus--common in foals--could be associated with enteric disease outbreaks in adult horses. Read More

British African Horse Sickness Regulations Take Effect Nov. 21

The African Horse Sickness (England) Regulations 2012 were signed on Oct. 15 and will take effect Nov. 21. Read More