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.

Articles by Erica Larson

Managing Horses with Excessive Tearing

Teary eyes in horses could indicate potentially serious problems. Read More

EHV-1 Reported in North Dakota

Three cases of non-neuropathogenic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) were confirmed in Burleigh County in 2014. Read More

New EHV-1 Case in Wisconsin

A St. Croix County, Wisc., horse tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) yesterday (April 8). Read More

Starting and Stopping a Mare's Estrous Cycle

Veterinarians have many options by which to "tailor" a mare's reproductive cycle to meet her and your needs. Read More

Health Problems in Newborn Foals

Tiny foals can have big health problems. Learn about four common medical issues newborn foals face. Read More

New EHV-1 Cases Confirmed in Minnesota

A horse exhibiting neurologic signs at a Wright County farm tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Read More

Iowa Animal Health Officials Investigating EHV-1 Case

Iowa animal health officials have received test results confirming a single case of EHV-1 in that state. Read More

Additional EHV-1 Cases Confirmed in Minnesota, Wisconsin

At least eight horses have presented with neurologic disease; six of those have tested positive for EHV-1. Read More

EIA Found in Six McNair Co., Tenn., Horses

The six horses tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) earlier this month. Read More

Managing Axillary Wounds in Horses

Axillary wounds might look minor, but can cause serious problems. Learn how vets manage these wounds. Read More

Could a Supplement Ease the Effects of Tying Up?

Researchers tested a supplement aimed at alleviating tying-up episodes and muscle damage. Read More

Tennessee Horse Rescue Quarantined for Strangles

Strangles is a highly contagious disease. Officials say the quarantine will last for at least five weeks. Read More

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