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: 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

No New EIA Cases Found in Britain

Tests were carried out after a horse in England tested positive for the disease in October 2012. Read More

Managing the Swollen Eye in the Field (AAEP 2012)

The acutely swollen eye can present many diagnostic challenges to the field practitioner. Read More

Univ. of Wisconsin Acquires Dynamic Endoscope

This dynamic endoscope is currently the only such tool in the state of Wisconsin, the school reported. Read More

Minnesota Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

A horse residing in Mower County tested positive for rabies on Jan. 4 after showing clinical signs last week. Read More

APHIS Releases Final Summary of 2012 Vesicular Stomatitis Cases

The final quarantines connected to the outbreak were released in late December, according to the summary. Read More

Ethical Issues for Racetrack Practitioners (AAEP 2012)

Many difficult decisions racetrack practitioners encounter are out of their control, one veterinarian says. Read More

Racetrack Surface and Hind Limb Fetlock, Hoof Kinematics (AAEP 2012)

Researchers found variations in degree of fetlock flexion, hoof slide in horses working on different surfaces. Read More

Ky. Restricts Horse Movement from Ill. Due to EHV-1 Outbreak

All horses entering Kentucky from Illinois must have an entry permit issued by the KDA. Read More