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

EHV-1 Outbreak: One Additional Confirmed Case Reported

One more case of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) was confirmed yesterday, June 9, in the outbreak. Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: USDA Releases New Report

A new USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service report was released yesterday, indicating that the rate Read More

Nutritional Management of Gastric Ulcers

Gastric ulcer syndrome can be time-consuming and expensive to treat. Learn how to use nutrition to manage Read More

Eventing Horses Released from Hospital After Barn Fire

All but one of the horses injured in a barn fire at 2010 World Equestrian Games three-day eventer Boyd Martin Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: Case Counts Remain Unchanged

There were no new cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) reported to state and provincial animal health Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: No New Cases Reported Today

For the first time since the onset of the widespread equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak, no new cases have Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: New Cases Still Being Reported

More than three weeks after the first cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) related to the current outbreak Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak Update: Additional Confirmed Cases

Additional cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) have been diagnosed in connection with the ongoing outbreak Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: New Cases Trickling In

The equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak that captured the attention of horse owners and animal health offici Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: One New Case

After several new cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) were reported over the weekend, just one new confirmed Read More

Piroplasmosis: Cayenne Tick Ruled Out as T. equi Vector

A team of researchers from Brazil recently determined that the Cayenne tick, which frequents the southern U.S. Read More

Fire Kills Six Horses, Injures Four at WEG Eventer's Barn

A fire at American three-day eventer Boyd Martin's barn killed six horses and sent four more to the University Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: Weekend Cases Boost Total Numbers

Several new cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) were diagnosed over the long holiday weekend. Confirmed case Read More

New EHV-1 Case Confirmed, Not Related to Outbreak

A new case of EHV-1 was confirmed in Texas; however, animal health authorities do not believe it's related Read More

Diagnosing Neurologic EHV-1: Back to Basics

From nasal swabs to blood samples, and PCR testing to virus isolation, find out about EHV-1 diagnostic testing Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: New Cases, New USDA Report Released

State officials reported just two new confirmed case of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) yesterday. However, new Read More

Hendra Virus Vaccine Nearing Completion in Australia

A vaccine against the deadly Hendra virus, developed by a group of Australian scientists, is in the final Read More

Dermatitis in Horses: Allergic and Infectious

Dermatitis--simply, skin inflammation--is relatively common in horses, whether its cause is an allergic Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: At Least Eight New Cases Reported

Animal health officials today confirmed several new cases of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) across Read More

Neurologic EHV-1: The Top Five Things You Need to Know

One EHV-1 authority shares the top five things horse owners should know about EHV-1. Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: New Cases and Travel Requirements

Two states and one province have reported new confirmed equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) cases within their Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: Case Total Holding Steady

The number of confirmed EHV-1 cases nationwide is holding steady; Equestrian events cancelled or postponed for Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: Additional Cases Reported Over Weekend

Additional confirmed and suspected cases of EHV-1 were reported in over the weekend. Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: Veterinarians Still On Alert

New confirmed cases of EHV-1 are still being reported. Veterinarians and horse owners remain on high alert. Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: Several New Cases Reported

There were only a few new cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) diagnosed Friday related to the outbreak Read More