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

Diagnosing and Managing Tetanus and Botulism in Horses

Vaccination reduces horses' risk of contracting tetanus and botulism, two often-fatal diseases. Read More

California Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2012

The 2-year-old unvaccinated filly began displaying severe neurologic signs was euthanized. Read More

Researchers Seeking Horse Owner Help in Laminitis Study

Researchers are asking for horse owners' help identifying suitable acute laminitis cases for research. Read More

New Mexico Equine Vesicular Stomatitis Case Count Rises

More than 20 vesicular stomatitis cases have now been confirmed in New Mexico horses. Read More

Nutrition, Genetics, and Equine Neuroaxonal Dystrophy

Researchers recently identified links between equine neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD), nutrition, and genetics. Read More

Identifying and Managing Acute Rhabdomyolysis in Horses

Understanding equine acute rhabdomyolysis can help ensure affected horses receive appropriate veterinary care. Read More

Ky. Council Discusses Voluntary Equine Rescue Certifications

The council discussed voluntary certifications for rescue and retirement facilities in the commonwealth. Read More

Elite, Non-Elite Endurance Horse Hearts Compared

Elite endurance horses had fewer cardiac abnormalities and different cardiac dimensions than non-elite horses. Read More

Treating Pleuropneumonia-Related Abscesses with Thoracotomy

Many horses recover from pleuropneumonia with medical therapy, but some require surgery to prompt healing. Read More

Oklahoma State Health Officials Warn of WNV Resurgence

Oklahoma's last confirmed WNV case came in Sept. 2009 when a horse from Cherokee County tested positive. Read More

Horses' Physiologic Responses to Exercise

Physiologic and anatomic systems coordinate to allow a horse to reach his maximum athletic potential. Read More

Show Jumper Presley Boy in Intensive Care with Laminitis

The stallion worked July 5 before developing colic and endotoxemia that night. He remains in intensive care. Read More

Bramlage Issues Statement on Racehorse Medications, Injuries

Bramlage served as the AAEP On-Call veterinarian for this year's Triple Crown races. Read More

Anti-Inflammatories Could Decrease EHV-1 Infection Rate

A recent study suggests anti-inflammatory drugs could reduce the rate of EHV-1 infection in horses. Read More

MSU Expands Equine Dental Services

Michigan State University's (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine is offering expanded equine dental services. Read More

Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Cause Lung Inflammation?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy results in high blood-oxygenation levels without inducing lung inflammation. Read More

Factors Associated with Surviving Potomac Horse Fever

Study finds PHF survival is linked to serum chloride concentration and oxytetracycline treatment. Read More

Cryotherapy for Laminitis Prevention after Lameness Onset

Cryotherapy prevented further lamellar damage in laminitic horses when used after lameness developed. Read More

Muscle Problems Can Cause Poor Equine Performance

Muscular causes of poor performance, such as tying up and back pain, are relatively common in equine athletes. Read More

Champion Barrel Racer Scamper Dead at 35

Scamper, the champion Quarter Horse barrel racing gelding who was cloned in 2006, died July 4 at 35-years-old. Read More

Pigeon Fever Detected in Florida Horses

More than 60 suspected cases of pigeon fever in horses have occurred in Florida this year. Read More

Electrolyte Use in Performance Horses

Electrolytes can help increase equine performance when supplementing a balanced diet. Read More

EEE Identified in Florida, Georgia Horses

A horse in Palm Beach County, Fla., and a horse in Lanier County, Ga., have both tested EEE-positive. Read More

Making Sense of Mycotoxins

Mycotoxin exposure in horses, caused by feed contaminated with fungi, can be dangerous or fatal. Read More

Help Sick Horses Heal with Nutrition

Nutritional choices can either help or hinder a horse's health problems, diseases, or ailments. Read More