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

Animal Health Officials Monitoring Dourine in Italy

World animal health officials are investigating two confirmed cases of the equine venereal disease dourine Read More

Belmont Stakes Contender Nehro to Undergo Surgery

Nehro will undergo surgery to remove a bone chip from his right front fetlock. Read More

Stress Remodeling: Is Pasture Rest the Best Treatment?

Pasture rest could be the best treatment option for horses diagnosed with lower cannon bone stress remodeling. Read More

Feeding Behavior: What's Natural for Your Horse?

How do you design a feeding program that mimics how horses' feeding habits have evolved? Read More

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