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

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

Feeding Horses Post-Colic

Developing an understanding of post-colic feeding practices can help your horse on the road to recovery. Read More

TCA Gets $7,520 from I'll Have Another Pedicure Fundraiser

Nearly 380 people posted photos of their purple pedicures to bring the total donation to $7,520.
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New York Offers Discounts for Vaccinating Horses against EEE

Owners receive will a $15 discount when vaccinating horses for EEE through a participating veterinarian. Read More

Additional Vesicular Stomatitis Cases Detected in New Mexico

The positive cases were found after two Otero County, N.M., horses tested positive for the disease in April. Read More

Keeping Horse Worms at Bay

Consider using fecal egg counts and fecal egg count reduction tests in a sustainable parasite control program. Read More

Feeding Minis, Ponies, Draft Horses, Mules, and Donkeys

Feeding draft horses, miniature horses, ponies, mules, and donkeys requires special some considerations. Read More

CSU Vets, Students Helping Horses Affected by Colo. Wildfire

CSU staff and students have examined and/or treated about 150 horses displaced by the wildfire so far. Read More

Reward Offered in Vermont Horse Mutilation Case

A Paint mare was burned and blinded with a chemical substance in May. Read More

Seven Mules, Two Horses Die at California National Park

The animals died after a watering system malfunctioned, leaving them without an adequate water supply. Read More

Customizing Senior Horse Diets

Appropriate forage, forage alternatives, and/or concentrates can keep aged horses at a healthy body condition. Read More

Managing Equine Genetic Disorders with Nutrition

Managing diet can help alleviate signs of some equine genetic disorders, such as PSSM and HYPP. Read More

Hindgut Microflora's Potential Role in Equine Obesity

Researchers now believe the microflora residing in the hindgut could contribute to equine obesity. Read More

Happy Mouth Bits Recalled Due to Safety Risk

The bits stand the risk of breaking, causing a safety hazard for both horse and rider. Read More

Researchers Review Dopamine-Equine Stereotypy Relationship

A dopamine modulation dysfunction could be a risk factor for equine stereotypic behavior development. Read More

Study Examines Post-Anesthetic Myelopathy in Horses

Post-anesthetic myelopathy is a rare but deadly complication of general anesthesia in horses. Read More

Nutritional Support for Injured Equine Athletes

Although injured horses need time off, they could need greater amounts of some nutrients than during training. Read More

Digital Radiographs Beat Analog for Enterolith Detection

Digital radiography is up to 85% sensitive and 93% specific for diagnosing enterolithiasis in horses. Read More

Health Conditions in Older Foals

Understanding ailments older foals can develop and treatment options increases the patient's survival chances. Read More