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

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?

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

Florida EHV-1: Disease Surveillance Continues

Animal health officials are monitoring horses stabled at the HITS facility in Ocala, Fla., for signs of EHV-1. Read More

Utah EHV-1: Additional Cases Confirmed

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

Florida EHV-1: One Farm Released from Quarantine

A quarantine on a Wellington horse farm due to EHV-1 has been released; the case count in Ocala holds steady. Read More

Ocala EHV-1: Additional Case Confirmed

Veterinarians have confirmed an additional case of EHV-1 in connection with the HITS circuit in Ocala, Fla. Read More

CT for Equine Limb Fracture Diagnosis? (AAEP 2012)

One veterinarian believes CT offers a better option for imaging some lower limb fractures than radiography. Read More

Wellington EHV-1: Two Horses Test Negative

Two horses previously housed in FEI stabling at the PBIEC tested negative for EHV-1 Feb. 28. Read More

Florida EHV-1: Additional Horses Confirmed Positive

Five additional cases of EHV-1 have been confirmed in connection with the HITS circuit in Ocala, Fla. Read More

Two Additional Utah Horses Confirmed EHV-1 Positive

Two additional horses have tested EHV-1 positive, bringing the total confirmed count in Utah to four. Read More

Ocala EHV-1: Index Case Recovering, No New Cases Reported

HITS reported in a Feb. 25 statement that no new cases of the disease have been detected. Read More

Managing Dehydration, Exhaustion in Horses (AAEP 2012)

With proper management, most horses recover well from dehydration and exhaustion. Read More

Navicular Bone Fragments' Effect on Lameness

A team evaluated a possible association between distal border fragments of the navicular bone and lameness. Read More

MRI to Identify Bone Changes in Racehorses (AAEP 2012)

MRI could detect bone changes indicating a horse is at risk for catastrophic fractures before accidents occur. Read More

Managing Penetrating Injuries in the Field

Penetrating injuries can have serious consequences for horses, but vets are well-versed in handling them. Read More

Progenitor Cells in Healthy and Laminitic Hooves (AAEP 2012)

Researchers recently evaluated adult progenitor cell characteristics from healthy and laminitic horse hooves. Read More

Foals Without Suckle-Swallow Reflex Need Nutritional Support (AAEP 2012)

Dysphagic foals require immediate, specialized care to ensure they begin life without a nutritional deficit. Read More

Exertional Rhabdomyolysis: Not Just Tying-Up Anymore

Researchers have worked tirelessly to better understand the disorder, its causes, and how to best manage it. Read More

Handling Non-Weight Bearing Lameness in the Field (AAEP 2012)

Non-weight-bearing lameness is one of the most common emergencies practitioners manage in the field. Read More