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

Diagnosing the Cloudy Equine Eye

Contact your veterinarian at the first sign of cloudy eyes to give your horse the best chance of recovery. Read More

African Horse Sickness Found in Western Cape

Two horses in South Africa's Western Cape have tested positive for African horse sickness. Read More

First Equine Hendra Case of 2014 Confirmed in Queensland

The affected horse was euthanized Monday, and test results were received late last night. Read More

Study Compares Laparoscopic, Conventional Cryptorchidectomy

Researchers say laparoscopy's advantages might not always outweigh conventional surgery's disadvantages. Read More

Leishmaniasis: No Longer Just a Foreign Animal Disease

In horses, leishmaniasis presents as nodules on the head, pinnae, scrotum, legs, and neck. Read More

CHRB Begins Cobalt Testing

The CHRB is evaluating cobalt levels in racehorses competing in that state and in some necropsy samples. Read More

GI Complications Associated with Elective General Anesthesia

Researchers found that GI dysfunction occurred after 36 of the 416 procedures (about 8.7% of cases). Read More

Colorado Horse Bitten by Rabid Skunk

The horse had previously been vaccinated against rabies and is under veterinary care. Read More

New Zealand Neurologic EHV-1: 15 Horses Affected

Of the affected horses, seven have been euthanized and eight are recovering. Read More

A Better Way to Treat Equine Eyes: Subpalpebral Lavage

Subpalpebral lavage systems make it easier for vets and owners alike to administer equine eye medications. Read More

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