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

West Nile Cases Confirmed in Oregon, Minnesota Horses

Oregon reported its first case of the year, while the case count in Minnesota has reached 11. Read More

Kentucky Reports First Equine WNV Cases of 2016

Both affected horses--one from Barren County and one from Hardin County--were unvaccinated, but are recovering. Read More

Is Selenium Deficiency Deadly to Horses?

Too much dietary selenium can cause toxicity or even death. But too little selenium can be life-threatening, as well. Read More

New Jersey, South Carolina Confirm New Equine EEE Cases

This is New Jersey's first case of 2016. Two new cases bring South Carolina's total to 14 for the year. Read More

Oklahoma Quarter Horse Contracts Rabies

The 4-year-old Quarter Horse gelding from Caddo County was not current on vaccinations and died. Read More

New Equine WNV Cases Confirmed in California, Minnesota

California has confirmed eight and Minnesota has reported seven WNV cases in horses thus far in 2016. Read More

Oklahoma Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2016

The 9-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Muskogee County was euthanized. Her vaccination history is unknown. Read More

Does EMS Impact Horses' Immune Responses to Vaccines?

EMS did not appear to significantly impact horses' humoral responses compared to age-matched controls, researchers said. Read More

Cardiac Arrhythmias and Performance in Young Standardbreds

Horses with significant cardiac arrhythmias or ones found during multiple sessions might be less likely to race. Read More

New York Horse Contracts West Nile Virus

The unvaccinated 8-year-old stallion from Cayuga County was euthanized on July 27. Read More

Minnesota Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2016

The affected draft-cross stallion, residing in Mille Lacs County, is alive but showing neurologic signs of disease. Read More

South Carolina Reports Two New Equine EEE Cases

Neither horse had been vaccinated according to label instructions and neither survived. Read More

Nebraska Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2016

The affected horse, an unvaccinated 3-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Garden County, has been euthanized. Read More

Virginia Confirms Third Equine EEE Case of 2016

The affected horse--a mare from Chesapeake with an unknown vaccination history--died a day after contracting EEE. Read More

Hyperinsulinemia in Horses: What to Watch For

Researchers identified several disease predictors, including advancing age, laminitis, and a cresty neck, among others. Read More

California Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2016

The unvaccinated filly from Sacramento County is recovering. Read More

Florida Confirms New EEE Case in Washington County Horse

The adult pony, which had no known vaccine history and no recent travel history, was euthanized July 9. Read More

Joint Supplements and Equine Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common cause of lameness. Could a joint supplement help affected horses? Maybe, says one researcher. Read More

Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

Find out the most important things to consider when caring for horses in extreme heat. Read More

South Carolina Confirms Ninth Equine EEE Case of 2016

The unvaccinated 5-year-old Mustang mare residing in Berkley County did not survive. Read More

Feeding Racehorses With the Digestive Tract in Mind

Design a feeding program that provides adequate calories without putting the horse at risk for gastrointestinal upset. Read More

I'm Selling My Horse. What Should I Disclose?

Misrepresenting a horse could land you in some serious legal trouble. Here are tips on how to protect yourself. Read More

Florida Confirms Twelfth Equine EEE Case for 2016

The affected horse, an unvaccinated 8-year-old mustang mare, was euthanized July 7. Read More

Additional Equine EEE Cases Confirmed in South Carolina

The state veterinarian's office reported three new cases on July 12, bringing the state's 2016 case count to eight. Read More

Tips for Maintaining Racehorse Respiratory Health

Reducing particulates in a horse's environment can go a long way toward ensuring his airway is as healthy as possible. Read More