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

Noninflammatory Equine Uveal Disorders

Many noninflammatory uveal abnormalities cause little to no discomfort or vision loss for the horse. Read More

Texas Officials Report 72 Equine WNV Cases so far in 2012

Seventy-two horses residing in 49 Texas counties had been confirmed positive since the beginning of the year. Read More

Unknown Illness Forces Quarantine at Hawthorne Race Course

The quarantine is a precaution as officials await test results on two horses showing respiratory illness. Read More

Understanding Equine Orbit and Periorbita Problems

Disorders involving the horse's orbit and periorbita are less common than problems involving the eye itself. Read More

EVA Confirmed in Gloucestershire, England

A case of equine viral arteritis (EVA) has been confirmed in a Gloucestershire, England, stallion. Read More

Diagnosing, Treating, and Managing Equine Recurrent Uveitis

Veterinarians have learned how to best control this disease and are working to unravel new treatment options. Read More

APHIS Reports more than 400 Equine WNV Cases Nationwide

The current equine WNV case total marks a 372% increase compared to last year's total. Read More

Understanding Equine Vision

Basic comprehension of equine vision can help owners better understand why their horses act the way they do. Read More

Improving Outcomes for Corneal Ulcers, Ulcerative Keratitis

The natural mechanisms in equine eyes can complicate corneal ulcer healing, but most ulcers fully recover. Read More

EIPH and Furosemide Use in Racehorses Explained

One researcher discusses EIPH, furosemide use in racehorses, and related scientific research. Read More

New Equine EEE, WNV Cases Reported in Mass., Ill.

Officials in Massachusetts and Illinois have reported additional equine cases of EEE and WNV. Read More

EIA Identified in British Horse

A horse residing in Cornwall, England, has tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA). Read More

Equine West Nile Virus: An International Perspective

It's prevalent in the United States, but how does West Nile virus affect horses in other countries? Read More

Nationwide West Nile Case Count Continues to Rise

According to the USGS disease maps, 364 cases of equine WNV had been confirmed at last update (Sept. 25). Read More

Understanding Equine Eyelid Disorders

Equine eyelid disorders are common in horses and many can have favorable outcomes with treatment. Read More

EMS, PPID Focus of Second Equine Endocrinology Summit

Endocrinology researchers met to discuss equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and equine Cushing's disease (PPID). Read More

California's 2012 Equine WNV Case Total Reaches 20

A 16-year-old horse from Yuba County and a 2-year-old horse from Shasta County were euthanized due to WNV. Read More

New California Equine WNV Case Brings State Total to 18

The 18-month-old unvaccinated Fresno County filly is reportedly recovering after testing positive for WNV. Read More

Kentucky's Twelfth Equine WNV Case of 2012 Confirmed

The unvaccinated 5-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding from Garrad County was euthanized Sept. 18. Read More

What's in an Equine Eye Exam?

A thorough eye examination can identify numerous potentially vision-threatening problems in horses. Read More

New Equine EEE, WNV Cases Confirmed Across Country

Summer might be winding down, but equine mosquito-borne disease case numbers continue to rise. Read More

Laminitis Research Project Inclusion Criteria Expanded

The coordinators of the ongoing laminitis research project have expanded the inclusion criteria. Read More

California's Eleventh Equine WNV Case of 2012 Confirmed

An unvaccinated 4-year-old gelding was euthanized after contracting the virus. Read More

Ohio State to Offer High-Field Equine MRI

A mobile, high-field unit will be available at the Veterinary Medical Center at least once monthly. Read More

New Equine WNV Cases Found in Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky

The number of equine West Nile virus (WNV) cases identified this year in the United States continues to rise. Read More