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, Mich. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and hs dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddleseat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in three-day eventing with her OTTB, Dorado. Erica enjoys photography in her spare time.

Articles by Erica Larson

Planning a Diet for a Laminitic Horse

Feeding a laminitic horse can be a challenge. Here are some tips for planning a diet suitable for such horses. Read More

Blind Dressage Horse Valiant in Critical Condition

Blind dressage horse Valiant is in critical condition with endocarditis, his owner told The Horse. Read More

Kentucky Reports New Equine WNV Case

Thus far in 2013, 12 Kentucky horses have tested positive for WNV in 10 counties. Read More

WNV, EEE Case Total Creeping Upwards

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service reported 296 WNV cases and 177 EEE cases as of Nov. 4. Read More

Study Evaluates Event Horse Withdrawals, Injury Risk

Researchers are studying if fitness tests could help predict which event horses have a higher injury risk. Read More

Eleventh Equine WNV Case of 2013 Reported in Kentucky

The affected horse--an unvaccinated 4-year-old Shire gelding from Trigg County--has been euthanized. Read More

Equine Herpesvirus Reported in Northwestern Wyoming

Neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has recently been reported at two premises in northwestern Wyoming. Read More

Kentucky Reports Second Equine EEE Case of 2013

The unvaccinated 17-year-old Quarter Horse mare died earlier this month. Read More

Kentucky Reports Tenth Equine WNV Case of 2013

The unvaccinated 3-year-old Quarter Horse gelding has a favorable prognosis for recovery. Read More

Kentucky Reports Ninth Equine WNV Case for 2013

The 2-year-old Standardbred gelding's condition is improving and he has resumed eating and drinking. Read More

What is an Equine Vet Tech?

In honor of National Veterinary Technician Week, here's some information about vets' right-hand men and women. Read More

Pigeon Fever Reported in Southern Alberta, Canada

Veterinarians have recently diagnosed more than 10 horses residing in southern Alberta with pigeon fever. Read More

Equine EEE Reported in Florida, New Hampshire

Officials in Florida and New Hampshire reported that horses in both states have tested positive for EEE. Read More

Kentucky Reports Additional Equine West Nile Cases

Officials announced Oct. 4 that two additional horses have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Read More

'Horses and the Law' Blog Returns to

Attorney Rachel Kosmal McCart joins's blogger stable to pen the "Horses and the Law" blog. Read More

Oregon, Kentucky Report New Equine WNV Cases

Officials confirmed Oregon's third case, while a fifth Kentucky horse tested positive for WNV. Read More

Nationwide Equine EEE, WNV Case Totals Creeping Up

As of Sept. 25, 139 cases of EEE and 157 cases of WNV have been reported in horses nationwide. Read More

Poll Recap: Tractor Tendencies

Of the 530 voters, 63% said they own a tractor, while 10% said they borrow a tractor if they need one. Read More

Fourth Kentucky Horse Tests Positive for WNV

The unvaccinated 8-year-old Percheron/Standardbred cross mare is reportedly recovering. Read More

Flood-Affected Horse Owners Face Long Road to Recovery

As flood waters in Colorado begin to recede, affected horse owners are facing new challenges. Read More

Colorado Horse Community Facing Flooding

Owners and volunteers are rescuing at-risk horses and caring for those displaced or stranded by flooding. Read More

Adequan Slowly Returning to Market

While Adequan IM has slowly begun returning to the market, the drug will remain in short supply for a time. Read More

Poll Recap: Colic Surgery Experiences

Most voters--421, or 73%--indicated they've never taken a horse to colic surgery. Read More

Choosing an Antibiotic for Use in Foals

Learn how vets can treat sick foals effectively without adding to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria problem. Read More

Parasite Control Recommendations for Mares and Foals

Times are changing when it comes to parasite control. Learn how to control parasites in broodmares and foals. Read More