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

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

Virginia, Kentucky Confirm New Equine WNV Cases

This is the first equine West Nile virus case in Virginia this year; Kentucky's case total rises to three. Read More

Kentucky Equine Survey's Horse Health Implications

The Kentucky Equine Survey results open the door for new health surveillance and disease mitigating measures. Read More

Poll Recap: Bedding Choices Revealed

Of the 1,013 voters, 581 (57%) indicated they use shavings or wood chips in their horses' stalls. Read More

Do Equine Metabolic Diseases Affect Reproduction?

Some veterinarians now believe that metabolic diseases likely have a negative impact on equine reproduction. Read More

West Nile Virus Reported in Horses Nationwide

According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 64 cases of WNV have been confirmed in 23 states. Read More

EEE Case Reports Rolling In

Summer might be nearing its end, but reports of confirmed EEE cases keep rolling in. Read More

Could Intrauterine Marbles Cause Pyometra in Mares?

Previously veterinarians had not noted significant complications with this method of estrus suppression. Read More

Kentucky Confirms Second Equine WNV Case of 2013

An unvaccianted 10-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Hopkins County tested positive for WNV late last week. Read More

Poll Recap: Critical Hoof Emergencies

Of the 371 voters, 255 (69%) indicated they have managed a serious hoof-related issue. Read More

Mycotoxin Zearalenone's Effects on Mare Fertility

Researchers are working to better understand this potentially toxic substance that can lurk in feed. Read More

L. intracellularis Research Review

Learn about Lawsonia intracellularis and factors that could lead to EPE infection development. Read More

Potomac Horse Fever Confirmed in Ontario

Two Ontario, Canada, horses tested positive for Potomac horse fever (PHF) in early August. Read More

Oviduct Issues in Mares

While oviduct-related fertility issues are rare in horses, breeders should be aware of what can go wrong. Read More

Poll Recap: Supplement Seal of Approval

Of the 396 voters, 61 (15%) indicated they seek the NASC seal and wouldn't purchase a supplement without it. Read More

Prostaglandins for Controlling Mares' Estrous Cycles

Learn how administering prostaglandins can help breeders improve their mares' chances of becoming pregnant. Read More