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

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

New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 70

Meanwhile, two local training centers--Jovi and Lazy S--have been released from quarantine. Read More

Hyperimmune Plasma and R. equi Pneumonia Severity

Giving foals hyperimmune plasma did not prevent infection, but it did reduce the severity of R. equi pneumonia. Read More

Okeechobee County, Florida, Horse Tests Positive for EIA

This is the first Florida EIA case in 2016, the Equine Disease Communication Center reported. Read More

Is Equine Coronavirus Prevalent in Nasal Secretions?

Researchers found low detection rates in nasal secretions from horses with fever and signs of respiratory disease. Read More

New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 61

Three horses were released from the isolation barn on Feb. 9 and eight exposed barns have returned to nonexposed status. Read More

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