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

Parx Racing Quarantines Two Barns due to EHV-1

Two barns at Parx Racing have been quarantined after a horse tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Read More

Age-Related Susceptibility to R. equi Studied

Foals are susceptible to developing R. equi infection for at least the first two weeks of life. Read More

Meperidine Effective but Short Lasting for Foot Pain Control

Meperidine might provide a suitable alternative to NSAIDs for treating equine foot pain in some cases. Read More

What to Expect with Standing Enucleations

Veterinarians have the option of removing an equine eye without the risks associated with general anesthesia. Read More

Researchers Study Coronavirus Outbreaks in Adult Horses

While coronavirus is commonly found in foals, it's been implicated in several outbreaks among adult horses. Read More

New Zealand Neurologic EHV-1: Seven Horses Euthanized

Thirteen horses on the property had been affected by neurologic EHV-1. Of those, seven have been euthanized. Read More

Managing Equine Eosinophilic Keratoconjunctivitis

Eosinophilic keratoconjunctivitis generally has severe clinical signs and requires prolonged treatment. Read More

Gene Therapy, Stem Cells' Effects on Equine Osteoarthritis

A combination of mesenchymal stem cells and gene therapy reduced osteoarthritis progression in one model. Read More

Dr. Leroy Coggins Dies at 81

Leroy Coggins, DVM, PhD, who in 1970 developed the now ubiquitous Coggins test, has died at the age of 81. Read More

Participation Sought for Show Horse Welfare Survey

Researchers are seeking participation in a survey connected to their study of stock-type show horse welfare. Read More

Prepurchase Examinations: Don't Forget the Eyes

But before you sign the papers for your new horse, have your veterinarian look the horse in the eye. Read More

New Zealand Reports First Neurologic EHV-1 Case

Officials confirmed the country's first case of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on a single stud farm. Read More

Repairing Equine Eyelid Lacerations

Although eyelid lacerations are common, they should be considered surgical emergencies. Read More

Understanding Immunosenescence in Horses

Researchers are still working to fully understand what impact aging has on the equine immune system. Read More

How Effective is Cribbing Surgery?

Researchers found that a surgical procedure intended to control cribbing is very effective. Read More

Does Silver Dressing Improve Equine Leg Wound Healing?

Wounds treated with the SPF dressing had significantly decreased wound areas and granulation tissue scores. Read More

No Additional Signs of EHV-1 at Fair Hill

The suspect horse is in stable condition and has shown gradual neurologic status improvement. Read More

Possible EHV-1 Case Quarantined at Fair Hill Training Center

A horse at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., is in quarantine with a suspected case of EHV-1. Read More

Univ. of Edinburgh Offers Online Equine Nutrition Course

The University of Edinburgh is offering a free online equine nutrition course through Read More

Top Equine Surgery Studies of 2013

Dr. Lisa Fortier shares her picks for the top equine surgery- and lameness-related studies of 2013. Read More

Equine Veterinary Case Referral Guidelines Published

Veterinarians completed guidelines for owners and practitioners to use when dealing with referral cases. Read More

Study: Not All WNV Vaccines Render Same Immune Response

Researchers found that monovalent WNV vaccines produced a titer levels than combination vaccines. Read More

The Top Horse Health Multimedia Content of 2013

Which were the most accessed videos, slideshows, reports, and podcasts in 2013? Here's a list of the top 10. Read More

Top Equine Reproduction Studies of 2013

Dr. Pat McCue describes the reproduction studies from the past year he deemed most important and useful. Read More

The Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2013

Covering a variety of horse health topics, the following articles received the most views in 2013. Read More