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

Italian Dourine Outbreak Continues

World animal health officials are monitoring the spread of an outbreak of the equine venereal disease dourine Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: USDA Releases Final Situation Report

The USDA released its final situation report on the equine herpesvirus-1 outbreak that affected the western Read More

Stem Cells and Tissue Healing in Horses

Do you find stem cell therapy confusing? Here's a guide to what it is and how it works. Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: First Wyoming Case Confirmed

Wyoming State Veterinarian Jim Logan, DVM, reported yesterday (June 22) that the state has received its first Read More

Iris Scanning Aids in Horse Identification

Research has indicated that the horse's eye could be the most telling identifier. Read More

Is There a Science Behind Equine Nutrition?

A lack of scientific research in equine nutrition makes it difficult to base a feeding program solely on Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: Confirmed Cases Still Being Reported

New horses are still testing positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) associated with the current outbreak. Read More

Tying-Up in Horses: A Review

Tying-up, or exertional rhabdomyolysis, is a frustrating problem for horse owners, but can be managed through Read More

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

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

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

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