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

Study Evaluates Injectable Treatment for Tendon Injuries

Researchers are evaluating the safety of a new injectable treatment modality for SDFT injuries.
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The Latest in Diagnostic Imaging Modalities for Horses

Each imaging option, such as MRI, radiography and more, serves a unique role in equine lameness diagnosis. Read More

Diagnosing and Treating Ocular Keratitis in Horses

If not treated early, equine ocular keratitis (corneal inflammation) can lead to blindness and eye loss. Read More

The Top 7 Things to Know about Equine Recurrent Uveitis

Understanding equine recurrent uveitis (ERU, or moon blindness) can help owners spot eye issues early. Read More

Equine Gait Abnormalities as a Diagnostic Tool

Some disorders produce gait abnormalities and lamenesses that aid in a quick and accurate diagnosis. Read More

Uterine Therapy Options in Broodmares

Accurate diagnosis can allow effective treatment of uterine conditions in broodmares to improve fertility. Read More

Two N.M. Horses Test Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis

Two horses in Otero County, N.M., tested positive for the reportable disease vesicular stomatitis on April 30. Read More

Managing Equine Foot Problems

The first step in managing an equine foot problem successfully is to attain an accurate diagnosis. Read More

Bladder, Urachus, and Umbilicus Problems in Neonatal Foals

These issues can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated promptly and properly. Read More

Rolex 2012: No Serious Cross-Country Injuries Reported

Parker, the horse vanned off yesterday's cross-country course, has no serious injuries. Read More

Rabies Confirmed in Florida Horse

An infected horse can show behavioral changes such as drowsiness, depression, fear, or aggression. Read More

Tendon Lesions in Horses: Treatment and Prognosis

Even the tiniest leg laceration can have dire consequences for nearby tendons if left untreated. Read More

Understanding Breeding Soundness Exams for Stallions

Breeding soundness exams should include a physical exam, a genitalia exam, a libido exam, and a semen exam. Read More

KHC Seeking Information on Equine Tornado Victims

The number of horses lost or injured as a result of the storms is still uncertain. Read More

Evidence-Based Equine Sarcoid Treatments Reviewed

Despite the numerous sarcoid treatment choices available, no modality is 100% effective in producing a cure. Read More

Understanding Breeding Soundness Exams for Mares

A breeding soundness exam should determine the probability of a mare conceiving and carrying a foal. Read More

Two Horses Euthanized at 2012 Grand National Steeplechase

Both horses sustained fatal injuries during falls at Becher's Brook at different times during the race! Read More

Allergic Dermatitis in Horses: A Review

Allergic dermatitis--inflammation of the skin caused by an irritating stimulus--is both common and treatable. Read More

Understanding Equine Osteochondrosis

In horses osteochondrosis appears frequently on joint surfaces, deep within joints, or at joint physes. Read More

EHV-1: Additional Non-Neurologic Case Identified in Calif.

A mare from Santa Barbara County was confirmed positive for the neurologic form of EHV-1 at necropsy April 6. Read More

Four Australian Horses Dead, Cause Unknown

Four horses residing near Margaret River, West Australia, are dead, but their cause of death remains unknown. Read More

Laminitis Horse Course Archived

During his presentation, Belknap compared and contrasted sepsis-induced and pasture-associated laminitis. Read More

Non-Neurologic EHV-1 Quarantine Released in Monterey Co.

The facility in Monterey County, Calif., has been under quarantine since mid-March. Read More

Understanding Equine Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation is an important, but not fully understood, equine health condition. Read More

New Case of Non-Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in California

The mare displayed mild neurologic signs, and is considered a secondary exposure from the HITS Thermal show. Read More