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

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

EHV-1 Outbreak: Case Total Holding Steady

The number of confirmed EHV-1 cases nationwide is holding steady; Equestrian events cancelled or postponed for Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: Additional Cases Reported Over Weekend

Additional confirmed and suspected cases of EHV-1 were reported in over the weekend. Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: Veterinarians Still On Alert

New confirmed cases of EHV-1 are still being reported. Veterinarians and horse owners remain on high alert. Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: Several New Cases Reported

There were only a few new cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) diagnosed Friday related to the outbreak Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: The Watch for Cases Continues

Several states affected by the EHV-1 outbreak saw more horses test positive Thursday, while other states saw Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: Number of Confirmed Cases Rising

More suspected EHV-1 cases are being confirmed in the western United States and Canada. Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: State Veterinarians Monitoring Closely

The number of confirmed neurologic EHV-1 cases has reached the double digits.
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Poll: Readers Have Varying Views of PRP

More than 100 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Which of the following best represent your Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak: More Cases Emerging

Veterinarians are working to determine the extent of a multi-state outbreak of neurologic equine herpesvirus. Read More

Multiple Western States Affected by EHV-1 Outbreak

Veterinarians in several states are determining the extent of a possible equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak Read More

Neurologic Problems in the Foal

Nothing disrupts the joy of foal ownership like the observation of potential problems: A disinterest in nursing, a depressed attitude, strange mannerisms, or seizures could mean a foal is suffering from some serious neurologic problems. During a Read More

ISU to Host Veterinary Biologics Training Program

The Iowa State University (ISU) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) will be hosting the 16th annual Veterinary Biologics Training Program May 16-20. The training program is designed to educate veterinary professionals about vaccine safety and Read More

Contagious Equine Metritis Detected in South Africa

Two cases of contagious equine metritis (CEM) have been confirmed in the South African province of Gauteng, Read More

Thousands of Horses At Risk as Mississippi River Swells

As Mississippi River floodwaters rise, continuing to threaten parts of Mississippi and Louisiana, hundreds of Read More

Signs of a Septic Foal

There's nothing more heart-wrenching than watching a newborn foal fight for his life. Read More

Heritable Equine Skin Disorders

Some skin conditions in horses are caused by fungus and bacteria, while others are caused by external factors Read More

Cerebellar Abiotrophy: Not Just for Arabians?

Cerebellar abiotrophy (CA) might be able to jump the "breed barrier" and affect other types of horses. Read More

Equine First-Aid Kits Recalled

A Wisconsin company is recalling their equine first-aid kits due to the possible contamination of sterile alcohol prep pads and iodine prep pads with an "objectionable organism" during manufacturing. In a letter sent to customers in April, Creative Read More

Kentucky Derby: Archarcharch, Battle of Hastings Doing Well After Surgery

Archarcharch and Battle of Hastings, two of the horses injured during the Kentucky Derby day races at Churchill Downs, are both doing well after surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Both surgeries took place May 8. Read More

UC Davis Publishes 2010 Equine Research Review

The Center for Equine Health at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), has released its 2010 Equine Research Review. The Research Review is a publication released annually that chronicles the horse-health related research that Read More