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

Chemung County, New York, EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted

The affected farm completed all quarantine requirements and only the index case showed signs of disease. Read More

Using Hoof Boots to Manage Chronic Laminitis

While hoof boots aren't a permanent solution for chronic laminitis, they can provide customized support and pain relief. Read More

The Challenges of Administering Joint Injections

Medication and diagnostic analgesia are only effective if veterinarians put them in the right place, so accuracy is key. Read More

EHV Confirmed in Chemung County, New York, Horse

The aged Quarter Horse mare tested positive last week and remains under quarantine. Read More

New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 70

Meanwhile, two local training centers--Jovi and Lazy S--have been released from quarantine. Read More

Hyperimmune Plasma and R. equi Pneumonia Severity

Giving foals hyperimmune plasma did not prevent infection, but it did reduce the severity of R. equi pneumonia. Read More

Okeechobee County, Florida, Horse Tests Positive for EIA

This is the first Florida EIA case in 2016, the Equine Disease Communication Center reported. Read More

Is Equine Coronavirus Prevalent in Nasal Secretions?

Researchers found low detection rates in nasal secretions from horses with fever and signs of respiratory disease. Read More

New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 61

Three horses were released from the isolation barn on Feb. 9 and eight exposed barns have returned to nonexposed status. Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed in California Polo Pony

A 14-year-old polo pony from Riverside County that was euthanized after developing neurologic signs tested positive. Read More

Treating PSD in Sport Horses: Surgery, Shock Wave, or Both?

Recent study results suggest that shock wave can help horses return to function faster than surgery or rest alone. Read More

Sesamoiditis and Suspensory Branch Changes? Keep a Close Eye

Ultrasound and x ray exams can help identify horses potentially at-risk for injury so they can be managed appropriately. Read More

How to Perform CPR on a Newborn Foal

Many foals born with beating heart and pulse, but who fail to breathe, can be revived via CPR. Here's what to remember. Read More

Preemies, Bone Development, and Eventual Racing Performance

Though the overall prognosis isn't great, some foals with incomplete ossification can race if managed properly. Read More

New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 44

Most affected horses are from 19 barns at Sunland Park. Two EHV-1-positive horses are at a nearby training center. Read More

Regenerative Medicine Hastens Healing of Stifle Injuries

Horses treated with regenerative therapy healed eight-and-a-half months faster than those undergoing surgery alone. Read More

Top Surgery Studies of 2015

Recaps of studies on colic outcomes, treatments for joint problems, respiratory surgery, and more. Read More

Foot Casts for Treating Equine Lower Limb Injuries

Hoof casts immobilize joints, maintain the hoof-pastern axis, reduce the need for frequent bandage changes, and more. Read More

New Mexico EHV Update: 28 Horses Test Positive

Meanwhile, one horse in Arizona that was euthanized after developing neurologic signs tested positive for the virus. Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed in DuPage County, Illinois

Illinois officials have reported that several horses tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus late last month. Read More

Sleep Apnea Tool Could Help Foals Breathe Better

While it's not yet commercially available, vets recently constructed and tested a CPAP machine for equine neonates. Read More

Is Ultrasound Useful for Diagnosing Hind-Limb PSD?

Good-quality ultrasonography is reasonably reliable for detecting PSD, but it underestimates the presence of adhesions. Read More

New Mexico EHV-1: Additional Cases Confirmed

Thus far, 18 horses from 13 barns at Sunland Park Racetrack have tested positive. Read More

EHV-1 Quarantine Released in California

No further cases were identified after one horse tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) earlier this month. Read More

EHV Confirmed at Sunland Park

The New Mexico racetrack reported Jan. 21 that one horse had been euthanized. Read More