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

Equine Rabies Refresher

Equine rabies is invariably fatal once contracted but preventable if proper steps are taken. Read More

New WNV Cases in California, Kentucky, Minnesota Horses

Two of the three newly confirmed horses were unvaccinated. The third has an unknown vaccination history. Read More

Kentucky Confirms Third Equine WNV Case for 2016

The unvaccinated 3-year-old Standardbred mare from Bourbon County is recovering at an area hospital. Read More

New Cases of EEE, PHF, WNV Confirmed Across the Country

Arizona reported a WNV case, Michigan confirmed two EEE cases, and West Virginia found WNV and PHF cases. Read More

New Equine EEE, WNV Cases Confirmed

Animal health officials in Florida, Washington, and Wisconsin confirmed new cases of mosquito-borne disease. Read More

Wisconsin Confirms Additional Equine WNV Case

The unvaccinated Belgian filly from Clark County is reportedly recovering. Read More

Okanogan County, Washington, Horses Test Positive for WNV

Two of the three WNV-positive horses were euthanized. The third is recovering and has a good prognosis for survival. Read More

WNV Confirmed in Ontario Horse

The horse from the Toronto area is recovering under veterinary supervision. Read More

Minnesota Confirms WNV Case, Wisconsin Reports EEE Case

The Minnesota horse is recovering, but the Wisconsin horse was euthanized after failing to respond to treatment. Read More

Equine WNV Case Numbers Rising

New York, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin have all reported new cases within the past week. Read More

Two Additional WNV Cases Confirmed in Minnesota Horses

Both horses--one from Becker County and one from Goodhue County--are reportedly recovering. Read More

Oklahoma Reports Second EIA-Positive Horse

The 13-year old Quarter Horse gelding from McCurtain County was euthanized. Read More

Cobalt Administration Can Put Horses, Humans at Risk

The degree of hypertension some study horses developed could possibly result in serious complications, scientists found. Read More

Oklahoma Mare Tests Positive for EIA

The 14-year-old Quarter Horse mare was located in Atoka County. Read More

Brevard County, Florida, Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

The adult mare had no previous vaccine history and had not been off her home premises in over a year. Read More

Laminitis, PPID, and Hyperinsulinemia: What's the Link?

Researchers explored if hyperinsulinemia and laminitis severity are correlated in horses recently diagnosed with PPID. Read More

EEE Confirmed in Ulster County, New York, Horse

The unvaccinated 11-year-old mare was euthanized after she became recumbent and unresponsive. Read More

West Nile Cases Confirmed in Oregon, Minnesota Horses

Oregon reported its first case of the year, while the case count in Minnesota has reached 11. Read More

Kentucky Reports First Equine WNV Cases of 2016

Both affected horses--one from Barren County and one from Hardin County--were unvaccinated, but are recovering. Read More

Is Selenium Deficiency Deadly to Horses?

Too much dietary selenium can cause toxicity or even death. But too little selenium can be life-threatening, as well. Read More

New Jersey, South Carolina Confirm New Equine EEE Cases

This is New Jersey's first case of 2016. Two new cases bring South Carolina's total to 14 for the year. Read More

Oklahoma Quarter Horse Contracts Rabies

The 4-year-old Quarter Horse gelding from Caddo County was not current on vaccinations and died. Read More

New Equine WNV Cases Confirmed in California, Minnesota

California has confirmed eight and Minnesota has reported seven WNV cases in horses thus far in 2016. Read More

Oklahoma Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2016

The 9-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Muskogee County was euthanized. Her vaccination history is unknown. Read More

Does EMS Impact Horses' Immune Responses to Vaccines?

EMS did not appear to significantly impact horses' humoral responses compared to age-matched controls, researchers said. Read More