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 three-day eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

Articles by Erica Larson

Stop Sale Placed on Pigeon Fever Vaccine

The voluntary stop sale is due to reports of unexpected post-vaccination gastrointestinal issues in some horses. Read More

Evidence-Based Farriery: The Proof is in the Hoof

Don't rely on hearsay when it comes to caring for your horses' hooves. Read More

Owner-Reported Response to Headshaking Treatments

From fly masks and nose nets to antihistamines and supplements, find out which headshaking treatments worked best. Read More

Advancements in Equine Lyme Disease Testing

Improved diagnostic testing for Lyme disease is leading to more successful treatments. Here's what you should know. Read More

Michigan EHV-1: Fourth Horse Tests Positive

A second Saginaw County horse has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Read More

Michigan EHV-1: Two Additional Positives Reported

An additional Livingston County horse and a Saginaw County horse have tested positive and are under veterinary care. Read More

USDA to Begin Equine Study This Spring

The study's results will serve as a basis for education and research related to equine health and management, and more. Read More

EHV Reported in Ohio

Two EHV-1 cases had been confirmed in Muskingum County, Ohio, barrel racing horses. Read More

Michigan Horse Euthanized Due to EHV-1

The affected 8-year-old Quarter Horse gelding was euthanized March 21 after his condition deteriorated. Read More

Emerging Equine Diseases: What You Should Know

Learn about emergent diseases and what steps we can take to help stop illnesses' spread into unaffected countries. Read More

Researchers Evaluate Henderson Equine Castration Instrument

The Henderson equine castrating instrument resulted in a low complication rate, especially among younger horses. Read More

Are Stem Cells Safe to Use in Horse Eyes?

Researchers determined that administering subconjunctival allogeneic stem cell injections to horses appears safe. Read More

Ultrasound, Palpation per Rectum to Diagnose Colic

Learn how veterinarians can use these methods in concert to diagnose colic in horses. Read More

Metronidazole Pharmacokinetics in Foals Studied

The medication's half-life was longer and clearance was lower in foals compared to adult horses, researchers determined. Read More

Cobalt Use in Racehorses

Regulators are paying close attention to this seemingly innocuous trace mineral found in B vitamins. Find out why. Read More

Researchers Study Supplement's Effects on Gastric Ulcers

Researchers found that one supplement was not inferior to omeprazole in several areas in their study. Read More

Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Ontario Horse

A horse from the Regional Municipality of Waterloo has tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV). Read More

Keys to Managing Colic Medically

The three main types of medical treatment for colic include fluid therapy, laxative administration, and pain management. Read More

Complications Related to Intrauterine Marbles

Complications include chronic endometritis, pyometra, and the marble or shreds of glass adhering to the endometrium. Read More

EHM Confirmed in Scott County, Minnesota

The horse was euthanized on Feb. 12 after developing neurologic signs. Read More

Endoscopy for Equine Dental Exams

Oral endoscopy provides vets with a detailed, magnified view of dental and soft tissue structures in the horse's mouth. Read More

Eye Problems in Neonatal Foals

Because ocular problems are prevalent in foals, a veterinarian should examine a neonate's eyes within 36 hours of birth. Read More

How to Build an Automatic Milking Device for Orphan Foals

Here's how to construct an automatic milking device with four parts, some tools, and less than $400. Read More

Nutrition as a Component of Equine Dental Care

The condition of your horse's teeth can have a big impact on how he's fed. Here's what to know. Read More

Equine Dental Exams in Five Easy Steps

Learn how a systematic approach can help practitioners identify minor dental issues before they become serious problems. Read More