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

Oklahoma Confirms 16th Equine WNV Case of 2016

The unvaccinated 24-year-old gelding located in McCurtain County was showing mild neurologic signs of disease. Read More

California EHV: No New Cases Confirmed

Some quarantines remain in place at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, in Los Angeles County, and in Inyo County. Read More

EIA Found in Wasatch County, Utah, Horse

The horse was imported from Mexico earlier this year but tested negative for EIA at that time. Read More

California EHV: Some Los Angeles County Quarantines Released

Meanwhile, no new cases have been confirmed in the unrelated Inyo County incident. Read More

California EHV: New Case Confirmed in Los Angeles County

Tests are being run on another Los Angeles County horse and an affected Inyo County horse developed neurologic signs. Read More

Managing Barns and Buildings During the Winter

Take steps to ensure your barns, arenas, and other structures stay safe when cold and snow abound. Read More

California EHV-1: New Cases Confirmed in Inyo County

Inyo County's case total has risen to three, while just one horse remains isolated in the Los Angeles County outbreak. Read More

Vaccines for all Ages

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem. Read More

California EHV-1: New Case Confirmed in Inyo County

Animal health officials say the case is unrelated to the 13 cases confirmed in Los Angeles County in the past few weeks. Read More

Researchers Seeking Input for Senior Horse Study

The team is looking at dental problems in old horses, changes owners make to feeding regimens, and more. Read More

Oklahoma Reports Two More Equine WNV Cases

Fourteen Oklahoma horses have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this year. Read More

Understanding Healthy Foals' Caloric Requirements

Foal nutrition can be complicated, making it important for owners to understand newborns' nutritional needs. Read More

Participation Sought on Equine Forage Survey

Researchers are investigating how horse owners view forage and their current forage-feeding routines. Read More

California EHV: No New Cases on Nov. 15

Twelve horses at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center remain in quarantine. Read More

New Equine EEE Case Confirmed in Marion County, Florida

The 15-year-old Paint mare was vaccinated in years prior but had not been vaccinated recently. She is recovering. Read More

Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead. Read More

Participation Sought in Study on Collapse, Sudden Death

The researchers are nearly ready to start analyzing data, but the surveys will remain online for a few more weeks. Read More

California EHV: Additional Case Confirmed

A horse that was previously quarantined for a fever and initially tested negative for EHV-1 has been confirmed positive. Read More

Three More Oklahoma Horses Positive for WNV

Two cases were confirmed in Atoka County and one was reported in Sequoyah County. Read More

California EHV: Sixth Horse Tests Positive

The horse at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center was febrile and displaying mild neurologic signs. Read More

Kentucky Confirms Two New Equine WNV Cases

Neither the 10-year-old Belgian from Logan County nor the 2-year-old Saddlebred from Union County were vaccinated. Read More

California EHV-1: Case Total Rises to Five

Three additional horses at the index premises tested positive for EHV-1 late last week. Read More

EHV Confirmed in Los Angeles County, California

Two Saddlebred horses tested positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain. One of the horses has been euthanized. Read More

Highlands County, Florida, Horse Tests Positive for EEE

The unvaccinated 2-year-old grade gelding was euthanized. Read More

Necropsies Teaching About Catastrophic Racehorse Injuries

Researchers are making steady progress toward understanding catastrophic fractures and, ultimately, how to prevent them. Read More