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

Arena Surface Impacts Fetlock Kinematics in Extended Trot

Researchers confirmed that footing properties could impact dressage horses' risk for suspensory ligament injury. Read More

Elevated SAA Can Help Diagnose Septic Arthritis in Horses

Findings suggest blood serum SAA levels could be an earlier indicator of joint infection than synovial fluid SAA levels. Read More

Oklahoma Reports First EIA Case for 2017

The affected horse, an 8-year-old Quarter Horse gelding used in rodeo and roping events, was euthanized. Read More

Acetaminophen Could Relieve Laminitis Pain

In one trial, oral acetaminophen was comparable to flunixin meglumine at relieving hoof pain. Read More

What's Inside the Equine Digital Cushion?

The digital cushion, located in the rear of the hoof, protects the foot's complex bone and soft-tissue structures. Read More

Minding the Great Tooth Transition in Horses

The transition from baby to permanent teeth can go smoothly, but it can also hit some roadblocks along the way. Read More

Tips for Returning Horses to Work After Soft-Tissue Injury

Tailored rehab plans and frequent veterinary checks are just two pieces of the rehabilitation puzzle. Read More

San Diego County, California, Horse Positive for EHV

The positive horse was stabled at the HITS Thermal show from Jan. 21 to Feb. 5. The animal is currently quarantined. Read More

How to Tell if Your Saddle Hurts Your Horse

A properly fitting saddle is key to keeping any ridden horse healthy and performing at its best. Read More

Ingham County, Michigan, Horse Tests Positive for EHV

The horse had only mild clinical signs and is recovering. Read More

Kentucky EHV: Keeneland, Turfway Released From Quarantine

These quarantine releases mean there are no racing or training facilities in Kentucky under quarantine for EHV-1. Read More

Screen for Stifle Osteochondrosis With Ultrasonography

Ultrasonography allowed researchers to detect subclinical lesions in young foals and implement treatment promptly. Read More

Top Surgery Studies of 2016

Dr. Elizabeth Santschi recaps studies on fracture recovery, joint injections, sarcoid treatments, and more. Read More

Using MRI to Evaluate Fetlock Pain

Vets use MRI to identify issues and prescribe targeted treatment to give the horse the best chance at returning to work. Read More

Kentucky EHV: Quarantine at Oldham County Facility Released

Unrelated EHV quarantines remain in place at Keeneland Race Course's Rice Road Training Center and Turfway Park. Read More

EIA Confirmed in Quebec Horse

A horse in the Lanaudiere region tested positive in January. This is Quebec's first positive EIA test since 2011. Read More

Methods for Rehabbing Horse Joints

There's not one particular approach for rehabilitating injured joints. Here are a few of the options vets have to use. Read More

Venogram Patterns Vary, So Assess Them Carefully

Taking multiple radiographic views--both weight-bearing and not--allows vets to assess the findings most accurately. Read More

Los Angeles County EHV Quarantine Released

Officials released the facility from quarantine put in place after two horses there tested positive for EHV-1. Read More

Diagnosing and Treating Equine Muscle Injuries

While not frequently diagnosed, muscle injuries can cause pain, lameness, and poor performance in horses. Read More

Los Angeles Equestrian Center EHV Quarantine Released

The last horse in isolation met the negative test requirements and has been released from quarantine. Read More

Class 1 Malocclusions: To Treat or Not to Treat?

Learn about mild bite misalignments, the forces that impact them, and considerations about correcting them. Read More

Kentucky EHV: Additional Cases Confirmed at Keeneland

Four horses at Keeneland's Rice Road Training Center have tested positive and were placed in isolation. Read More

Kentucky EHV: Cases Confirmed at Turfway, Keeneland

Two horses from one barn at Turfway and one horse at Keeneland have tested positive for EHV-1. Read More

EHV Confirmed in Horse Previously Stabled at Turfway Park

A Thoroughbred filly is isolated at a private farm while one barn at the Kentucky track is currently quarantined. Read More