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

Florida Confirms Twelfth Equine EEE Case for 2016

The affected horse, an unvaccinated 8-year-old mustang mare, was euthanized July 7. Read More

Additional Equine EEE Cases Confirmed in South Carolina

The state veterinarian's office reported three new cases on July 12, bringing the state's 2016 case count to eight. Read More

Tips for Maintaining Racehorse Respiratory Health

Reducing particulates in a horse's environment can go a long way toward ensuring his airway is as healthy as possible. Read More

Estate Planning Tips for Horse Owners

Do your horses a favor by planning ahead for what should happen to them once you're gone. Read More

California Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2016

The unvaccinated Thoroughbred mare from San Diego County is recovering slowly. Read More

2016 EEE Case Counts on the Rise in Several States

The current equine case counts stand at one in North Carolina, five in South Carolina, and 11 in Florida. Read More

WNV-Positive Florida Horse Also had EEE

Officials reported June 30 that the horse from Osceola County appears to have been infected with both viruses. Read More

EEE, WNV Confirmed in Florida Horses

A Polk County horse tested positive for EEE while a Osceola County contracted WNV. Neither had a vaccination history. Read More

Medical Colic Management: What to Know

The goal of medical management centers around breaking the associated pain cycle and reestablishing proper GI function, Read More

EEE Reported in Florida, South Carolina Horses

Six Florida horses and four South Carolina horses have tested positive for EEE thus far in 2016. Read More

What's New in Treating Pastern Dermatitis

A veterinary dermatologist offers tips on how to properly diagnose, treat, and prevent pastern dermatitis, or scratches. Read More

Caring for Senior Horses: What to Remember

A vet tech shares tips on managing aging equids' unique needs to keep them healthy and happy through their golden years. Read More

Wisconsin EHV-1 Quarantine Released

A quarantine put in place after a West Bend horse tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 has been lifted. Read More

Cooke Co., Texas, EHV-1 Quarantine Partially Released

Seven horses at one breeding farm tested positive for the neuropathogenic form of the virus in late May. Read More

Stallion Semen Freezing 101

A reproduction specialist reviews how to freeze semen so veterinarians can carry out the process in their practices. Read More

How Does Acupuncture Work?

There's a complex series of events that occur when acupuncture needles are placed. Here's a rundown of what happens. Read More

EEE Confirmed in Young Palm Beach County, Florida, Horse

The 14-month-old vaccinated Arabian began showing clinical signs began on May 31 and was euthanized the same day. Read More

Texas Horses Confirmed Positive for EHV-1

Seven horses at one Cooke County breeding farm tested positive for the neuropathogenic form of the virus in late May. Read More

Diagnosing and Treating Equine Neck and Back Pain

Identifying and fixing neck and back pain can be, well, a pain in the neck. Here's how vets work through the issues. Read More

Palm Beach County, Florida, EHV Quarantine Released

All the horses remaining on the premises have tested negative for the virus. Read More

Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

Learn how your horse's cardiovascular and respiratory systems function to power his every stride. Read More

Pain, Behavioral, or Both?

Often, a horse's behavior problems are rooted in either pain or incomplete training. Here's what to consider. Read More

Equine Genetics Researcher Lear Dies at 64

Teri Lear, PhD, worked on the Horse Genome Project, which resulted in the first map of a horse's genetic sequence. Read More

Florida Reports Second Equine EEE Case of 2016

The unvaccinated 2-year-old Mustang began showing clinical signs May 6 and was euthanized for humane reasons on May 7. Read More

One Florida Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1, Euthanized

The index case's home premises in Palm Beach County has been placed under quarantine. Read More