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.

Articles by Erica Larson

Bladder, Urachus, and Umbilicus Problems in Neonatal Foals

These issues can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated promptly and properly. Read More

Rolex 2012: No Serious Cross-Country Injuries Reported

Parker, the horse vanned off yesterday's cross-country course, has no serious injuries. Read More

Tendon Lesions in Horses: Treatment and Prognosis

Even the tiniest leg laceration can have dire consequences for nearby tendons if left untreated. Read More

Rabies Confirmed in Florida Horse

An infected horse can show behavioral changes such as drowsiness, depression, fear, or aggression. Read More

Understanding Breeding Soundness Exams for Stallions

Breeding soundness exams should include a physical exam, a genitalia exam, a libido exam, and a semen exam. Read More

KHC Seeking Information on Equine Tornado Victims

The number of horses lost or injured as a result of the storms is still uncertain. Read More

Evidence-Based Equine Sarcoid Treatments Reviewed

Despite the numerous sarcoid treatment choices available, no modality is 100% effective in producing a cure. Read More

Understanding Breeding Soundness Exams for Mares

A breeding soundness exam should determine the probability of a mare conceiving and carrying a foal. Read More

Two Horses Euthanized at 2012 Grand National Steeplechase

Both horses sustained fatal injuries during falls at Becher's Brook at different times during the race! Read More

Allergic Dermatitis in Horses: A Review

Allergic dermatitis--inflammation of the skin caused by an irritating stimulus--is both common and treatable. Read More

Understanding Equine Osteochondrosis

In horses osteochondrosis appears frequently on joint surfaces, deep within joints, or at joint physes. Read More

Four Australian Horses Dead, Cause Unknown

Four horses residing near Margaret River, West Australia, are dead, but their cause of death remains unknown. Read More

Laminitis Horse Course Archived

During his presentation, Belknap compared and contrasted sepsis-induced and pasture-associated laminitis. Read More

EHV-1: Additional Non-Neurologic Case Identified in Calif.

A mare from Santa Barbara County was confirmed positive for the neurologic form of EHV-1 at necropsy April 6. Read More

Non-Neurologic EHV-1 Quarantine Released in Monterey Co.

The facility in Monterey County, Calif., has been under quarantine since mid-March. Read More

Understanding Equine Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation is an important, but not fully understood, equine health condition. Read More

New Case of Non-Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in California

The mare displayed mild neurologic signs, and is considered a secondary exposure from the HITS Thermal show. Read More

Lexington Mounted Police Prepare for NCAA Championships

The city's four mounted officers and their equine partners will be patrolling the streets tonight. Read More

EHV-1 Reported in Washington State

The four EHV-1 positive horses are from two separate facilities, both of which are under voluntary quarantine. Read More

FDA No Longer Supports Compounded Pergolide Production

The change comes several months after the FDA approved a pergolide mesylate tablet for use in horses. Read More

Botulism Kills Five Indiana Horses

Five horses in Reddington, Ind., are dead after contracting the botulism toxin from an "unknown food source." Read More

Treating Equine Upper Respiratory Tract Ailments (AAEP 2011)

A horse in respiratory distress or displaying other signs of airway ailments warrants a call to a veterinarian Read More

Additional Calif. Horse Positive for Non-Neurologic EHV-1

The most recently confirmed horse displayed mild neurologic signs before testing positive for the disease. Read More

Strangles Confirmed at New York Harness Racetrack

Live racing has been canceled due to a strangles outbreak on the backside at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Read More

Acupuncture Use in Equine Reproduction (AAEP 2011)

Studies in human medicine are yielding promising results to support aucpuncture use in equine reproduction. Read More