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

Hendra Virus Still Causing Problems in Australia

Twelve horses in Queensland and New South Wales have tested positive for hendra virus since late June. Read More

Treating Equine Orthopedic Injuries with Stem Cells

Find out how stem cells are currently being used to treat orthopedic injuries in horses and how the cells Read More

Eighth Australian Horse Tests Positive for Hendra Virus

The total number of confirmed hendra cases has risen to eight after a horse died Tuesday (July 12) at a ranch Read More

Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

Find out what the most important things to consider are when caring for horses in extreme heat. Read More

Hendra Virus Continues Taking Toll on Australian Horses

Australian animal health officials confirmed Thursday (July 7) that seven horses have now died or been euthani Read More

Hendra Virus: AVA Lauds Vigilance as Equine Death Toll Rises

Australian animal health officials have reported that six horses have died or been euthanized as a result of Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: Utah State Veterinarian Ends Quarantines

Utah State Veterinarian Bruce King, DVM, has officially released from restriction all previously quarantined Read More

WCVM Large Animal Clinic Reopens to All Patients

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) Large Animal Clinic has reopened its doors to all patients Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: Wyoming Lifts Travel Restrictions

Wyoming animal health officials have relaxed the stringent travel requirements implemented in that state in Read More

Horse Dies Before Traditional Italian Race

An Italian racehorse died July 1 during a practice session for the Palio di Siena horse race that takes place Read More

Second Australian Horse Tests Positive for Hendra Virus

A second Australian horse has tested positive for hendra virus and was euthanized, according to a bulletin Read More

Sorting Out IRAP, PRP, and Stem Cells

The wealth of scientific technology makes it difficult to keep track of treatment options for injured horses. Read More

Australian Horse Succumbs to Hendra Virus

Australian authorities confirmed June 28 that a Queensland horse has died after contracting hendra virus. Read More

Italian Dourine Outbreak Continues

World animal health officials are monitoring the spread of an outbreak of the equine venereal disease dourine Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: USDA Releases Final Situation Report

The USDA released its final situation report on the equine herpesvirus-1 outbreak that affected the western Read More

Stem Cells and Tissue Healing in Horses

Do you find stem cell therapy confusing? Here's a guide to what it is and how it works. Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: First Wyoming Case Confirmed

Wyoming State Veterinarian Jim Logan, DVM, reported yesterday (June 22) that the state has received its first Read More

Iris Scanning Aids in Horse Identification

Research has indicated that the horse's eye could be the most telling identifier. Read More

Is There a Science Behind Equine Nutrition?

A lack of scientific research in equine nutrition makes it difficult to base a feeding program solely on Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: Confirmed Cases Still Being Reported

New horses are still testing positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) associated with the current outbreak. Read More

Tying-Up in Horses: A Review

Tying-up, or exertional rhabdomyolysis, is a frustrating problem for horse owners, but can be managed through Read More

Animal Health Officials Monitoring Dourine in Italy

World animal health officials are investigating two confirmed cases of the equine venereal disease dourine Read More

Belmont Stakes Contender Nehro to Undergo Surgery

Nehro will undergo surgery to remove a bone chip from his right front fetlock. Read More

Stress Remodeling: Is Pasture Rest the Best Treatment?

Pasture rest could be the best treatment option for horses diagnosed with lower cannon bone stress remodeling. Read More

Feeding Behavior: What's Natural for Your Horse?

How do you design a feeding program that mimics how horses' feeding habits have evolved? Read More