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 eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

Articles by Erica Larson

Common Hock Abnormalities Found on MRI

Frequent findings included osteoarthritic changes, sclerosis, and mild bone spurs, among others. Read More

Parx EHV-1: Sixth Horse Tests Positive

The horse residing in a quarantined barn at the Bensalem, Pennsylvania, track tested positive earlier this week. Read More

EHV-1 Prevalence in Horses With Respiratory Disease

Submitting blood and nasal secretion samples gives vets the best chance of accurately diagnosing EHV, researchers found. Read More

EEE Confirmed in Unvaccinated Florida Horse

The affected 18-month-old Quarter Horse died on April 4. Read More

Fluid Therapy: Are We Overdoing It?

Researchers found that many horses recovering from colic surgery probably don't require as much water as once thought. Read More

Parx EHV-1: Additional Cases Confirmed

As of April 10, four horses--including the index case--have died or been euthanized. Read More

Recognizing Klebsiella Pneumonia in Practice

Researchers found that bloody nasal discharge was common in horses with Klebsiella pneumonia. Read More

How Scientists Count Equine Parasites With a Cell Phone

Learn how researchers determined this was possible and what steps went into developing the final product. Read More

Mare Thyroid Condition Might be Linked to Foal Deaths

The rare condition--primary hypothyroidism--in mares could be behind a potentially deadly foal problem called CHDS. Read More

Nephrosplenic Entrapment Treatment, Recurrence, and Survival

Survival rates were high, and a surgical procedure could help prevent recurrence of this type of colic. Read More

Two Barns at Pennsylvania Track Quarantined for EHV-1

A horse previously stabled at Parx Racing tested positive for neurologic EHV-1 and was euthanized April 2. Read More

Neonate Prognostic Indicators: Making Sense of the Noise

One vet reviews the options practitioners have for determining prognosis and predicting survival for sick foals. Read More

Monitoring Foal Ascarid Burdens With Ultrasonography

Researchers confirmed that transabdominal ultrasonography can reliably identify worm burdens of more than 10 ascarids. Read More

Researchers Compare Strangulating Intestinal Lesions

Epiploic foramen entrapments and gastrosplenic ligament entrapments are similar, but have some key differences. Read More

EHV-1 Reported in Saskatchewan, Canada

A boarding barn is voluntarily quarantined and the affected horse is isolated and receiving supportive care. Read More

Payson Park Training Center Released from Quarantine

The quarantine was put in place in late February after a horse residing there tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1. Read More

Poll Recap: Feed Frequency

More than 50% of respondents said they feed grain, concentrates, complete feeds, or supplements twice each day. Read More

How to Feed Orphan Foals

Orphan foals require special care from the start, especially when it comes to their nutritional needs. Read More

Managing Castration Complications in the Field

For gelding, postoperative problems can range from mild swelling to devastating intestinal prolapse. Read More

Phase II of NAHMS Equine 2015-16 Study to Begin

The second phase of the study was postponed because of last year's highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak. Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed in Martin County, Florida

The affected horse, which was shipped from Virginia, tested positive for the neurotrophic form of the virus. Read More

Chemung County, New York, EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted

The affected farm completed all quarantine requirements and only the index case showed signs of disease. Read More

Using Hoof Boots to Manage Chronic Laminitis

While hoof boots aren't a permanent solution for chronic laminitis, they can provide customized support and pain relief. Read More

The Challenges of Administering Joint Injections

Medication and diagnostic analgesia are only effective if veterinarians put them in the right place, so accuracy is key. Read More

EHV Confirmed in Chemung County, New York, Horse

The aged Quarter Horse mare tested positive last week and remains under quarantine. Read More