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

EHV-1 Confirmed in California Polo Pony

A 14-year-old polo pony from Riverside County that was euthanized after developing neurologic signs tested positive. Read More

Treating PSD in Sport Horses: Surgery, Shock Wave, or Both?

Recent study results suggest that shock wave can help horses return to function faster than surgery or rest alone. Read More

Sesamoiditis and Suspensory Branch Changes? Keep a Close Eye

Ultrasound and x ray exams can help identify horses potentially at-risk for injury so they can be managed appropriately. Read More

How to Perform CPR on a Newborn Foal

Many foals born with beating heart and pulse, but who fail to breathe, can be revived via CPR. Here's what to remember. Read More

Preemies, Bone Development, and Eventual Racing Performance

Though the overall prognosis isn't great, some foals with incomplete ossification can race if managed properly. Read More

New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 44

Most affected horses are from 19 barns at Sunland Park. Two EHV-1-positive horses are at a nearby training center. Read More

Regenerative Medicine Hastens Healing of Stifle Injuries

Horses treated with regenerative therapy healed eight-and-a-half months faster than those undergoing surgery alone. Read More

Top Surgery Studies of 2015

Recaps of studies on colic outcomes, treatments for joint problems, respiratory surgery, and more. Read More

Foot Casts for Treating Equine Lower Limb Injuries

Hoof casts immobilize joints, maintain the hoof-pastern axis, reduce the need for frequent bandage changes, and more. Read More

New Mexico EHV Update: 28 Horses Test Positive

Meanwhile, one horse in Arizona that was euthanized after developing neurologic signs tested positive for the virus. Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed in DuPage County, Illinois

Illinois officials have reported that several horses tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus late last month. Read More

Sleep Apnea Tool Could Help Foals Breathe Better

While it's not yet commercially available, vets recently constructed and tested a CPAP machine for equine neonates. Read More

Is Ultrasound Useful for Diagnosing Hind-Limb PSD?

Good-quality ultrasonography is reasonably reliable for detecting PSD, but it underestimates the presence of adhesions. Read More

New Mexico EHV-1: Additional Cases Confirmed

Thus far, 18 horses from 13 barns at Sunland Park Racetrack have tested positive. Read More

EHV-1 Quarantine Released in California

No further cases were identified after one horse tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) earlier this month. Read More

EHV Confirmed at Sunland Park

The New Mexico racetrack reported Jan. 21 that one horse had been euthanized. Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed in Los Angeles County, California

The gelding was quarantined after testing positive for non-neuropathogenic EHV-1 earlier this month. Read More

How to Predict When a Mare Will Foal

Many breeders use a combination of the available options to predict when a mare will foal. Read More

UC Davis Researchers Seeking Appaloosas for Clinical Trial

The researchers are conducting a clinical trial on equine recurrent uveitis in Appaloosas. Read More

Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Pennsylvania Horses

Three horses at a Bucks County farm have been euthanized due to neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection. Read More

Equine Joint Therapies: What to Know

There are joint treatments galore, but your vet can help determine which option is best suited for your horse. Read More

Current Applications of Equine Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is opening doors to new and improved therapeutic options for equine musculoskeletal injuries. Read More

Tips for Managing Acute Laminitis

Beginning treatment during the acute phase helps give the horse the best chance of recovery. Here's what to know. Read More

Maximizing Cooled and Frozen Semen's Fertility

Learn about the steps vets and stallion managers can take to help improve the quality of cooled and frozen semen. Read More

What Impacts Stallions' Sperm Output?

Understanding which factors hinder sperm production can help managers and vets take steps to help improve fertility. Read More