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, and enjoys photography in her spare time.

Articles by Erica Larson

Hong Kong to Accept Horses Vaccinated Against Hendra

Hong Kong will accept horses vaccinated against hendra virus, according to manufacturer recommendations. Read More

Equine Placentitis Update

Placentitis is the most common cause of late-term abortion and remains challenging to diagnose and treat. Read More

California Confirms Equine WNV Cases

Authorities confirmed the state's sixth case of equine West Nile virus (WNV) for 2013 on Aug. 13. Read More

Kentucky's First Equine WNV Case of 2013 Confirmed

The 5-year-old Quarter Horse mare--who has no WNV vaccination history within the past year--is recovering. Read More

Poll Recap: Joint Injections

Of the 703 voters, 484 (69%) indicated they never have their horses' joints injected Read More

Top Foal-Related Studies of 2012-'13

Dr. Chris Sanchez reviews recent top research papers published focusing on foal health. Read More

Stall-Side Blood Test Debuting at Dublin Horse Show

The blood test is designed to alert veterinarians to equine health concerns before clinical signs develop. Read More

2013 Theriogenology Conference Kicks Off

The Society for Theriogenology's Conference starts Aug. 7 and continues through Aug. 10 in Louisville, Ky. Read More

Poll Recap: Ravishing Rides

Of the 942 voters, 399 (42%) said the most beautiful place they've ridden is in the mountains. Read More

Adequan Could Return to Market Later this Month

The manufacturer anticipates the release of Adequan products to the market beginning in late August 2013. Read More

Equine Immunodeficiencies Reviewed

Equine mmunodeficiencies can be challenging to diagnose, and even more difficult--or impossible--to manage. Read More

EEE Confirmed in Belchertown, Mass., Horse

On July 31 the MDPH announced that a Belchertown horse tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis. Read More

Equestrian NSW Announces Equine Hendra Vaccination Policy

The policy requires horses attending "hendra vaccinated events" to be fully vaccinated against the virus. Read More

Poll Recap: Mini Matters

Of the 705 respondents, 49% (374 voters) said they own or have owned a Miniature Horse. Read More

Researchers Study Abnormal Behavior Prevalence in Racehorses

Researchers found that 11.03% of the racehorses evaluated performed some stereotypy or abnormal behavior. Read More

Idaho Horses Test Positive for WNV

Two unvaccinated horses residing in western Idaho have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Read More

Fetal Consciousness' Impact on Equine Neonatal Health

Researchers believe the fetal consciousness transition could have a significant impact on neonatal health. Read More

Poll Recap: Camping Out

Of the 472 voters, 147 (31%) said they look forward to horse camping every year. Read More

Equine Postoperative Ileus Insights

Gain insight about postoperative ileus: a potentially life-threatening complication of colic surgery. Read More

Physical Exam of the Horse Hoof

Learn about healthy hoof conformation and common, potentially function-affecting abnormalities. Read More

More than a Dozen EEE Cases Reported in Florida

Officials have received reports of more than a dozen EEE cases among horses so far this year. Read More

Equine Collapse Reviewed

Equine collapse frequently presents a diagnostic challenge for veterinarians, and many cases go unsolved. Read More

Poll Recap: Readers Discuss Complementary Therapy Habits

Most readers said they've incorporated at least one complementary therapy into their horses' care. Read More

Equine Veterinarian Voss Dies at 79

Equine reproduction authority James L. Voss, DVM died July 12 following a long illness. He was 79. Read More

Potomac Horse Fever Cases Confirmed in Virginia

Several cases of Potomac horse fever have been confirmed in central Virginia, prompting an outbreak alert. Read More