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

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

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