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

CHRB Okays Purina Feeds Based on Investigation

Based on Purina's investigation, the CHRB says vendors can supply any product milled on and since March 27. Read More

Sample Handling's Effects on Plasma CO2 Levels (AAEP 2012)

Researchers evaluated sample handling and storage time's effects on CO2 concentrations in horse blood plasma. Read More

Treating Head Injuries in Horses

Knowing how to manage head injuries allows vets to provide quality care when faced with an ailing horse. Read More

The Eyes Have It

Researchers are scrutinizing the equine eye so they can treat ocular issues better. Read More

Supplement to Support Post-Surgical Joint Health (AAEP 2012)

A supplement fed after osteochondral fragment removal could help reduce post-surgical joint inflammation. Read More

Exercise, Nutritional Supplement's Effects on Inflammation

Researchers are closer to helping owners and trainers identify if a horse is at risk for soft tissue injury. Read More

Wobbler Syndrome in Older Horses

One vet says to consider wobbler syndrome as a diagnosis for aged horses with neurologic signs and neck pain. Read More

Santa Barbara Co., Calif., Horse Positive for EHV-1

A Santa Barbara County, Calif., gelding has tested positive for non-neuropathogenic EHV-1. Read More

Blood Collection Tube Size and CO2 Concentration (AAEP 2012)

Researchers evaluated how blood collection tube size impacts total plasma carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations. Read More

Illinois EHV-1: Horses Recovering at Boarding Stable

Three horses were euthanized at the EHV-1 affected farm while the remaining affected horses are recovering. Read More

Ocala EHV-1: Four More Quarantines Released

Officials released four additional EHV-1 quarantines connected to the HITS facility in Ocala on March 20. Read More

San Diego County, Calif., Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

A California stallion tested positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Read More

Triaging Acute Equine Neurologic Emergencies

One veterinarian reviewed the steps in triaging acute equine neurologic emergencies in the field. Read More

Ocala EHV-1: Additional Quarantines Released

Officials have released several additional EHV-1 quarantines connected to the HITS facility in Ocala, Fla. Read More

Back to Basics: Equine Dental Terminology and Anatomy

Having a basic understanding of dental anatomy and terminology can help owners comprehend this complex topic. Read More

Florida EHV-1: Several Premises Released from Quarantine

Five EHV-1 quarantines have been released following negative test results from more than 200 horses. Read More

Medication Mishaps in Horses (AAEP 2012)

Try as they might to avoid them, veterinarians from time to time will manage medication mishaps. Read More

Florida EHV-1: Several Quarantines to be Released Tomorrow

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) tests on more than 200 horses connected to the HITS circuit came back negative. Read More

Utah EHV-1: Case Count Rises to Nine

The Utah state veterinarian's office has now confirmed nine equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) cases. Read More

Ultrasound for Arytenoid Chondritis Diagnosis? (AAEP 2012)

Ultrasonography could be a valuable adjunct tool for diagnosing equine arytenoid chondritis. Read More

Single EHV-1 Case Reported in Tennessee

One horse in Shelby County, Tennessee, has tested positive for the neurologic form of EHV-1. Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed at Illinois Boarding Stable

Illinois State Veterinarian Mark Ernst, DVM, confirmed March 6 that EHV-1 has been diagnosed in that state. Read More

Utah EHV-1: Case Count Stands at Seven

The Utah state veterinarian's office has confirmed seven equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) cases in Cache County. Read More

Florida EHV-1: Equine Influenza Confirmed at HITS Facility

Multiple horses exhibited clinical signs of influenza before testing positive for the disease. Read More

Barn Fires: The Veterinarian's Role (AAEP 2012)

A well-thought-out approach to triage after a barn fire can save horses' lives. Read More