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, Mich. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and hs dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddleseat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in three-day eventing with her OTTB, Dorado. Erica enjoys photography in her spare time.

Articles by Erica Larson

The Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2013

Covering a variety of horse health topics, the following articles received the most views in 2013. Read More

Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Central North Carolina

Several horses have tested positive for neurologic EHV-1, according to the state veterinarian's office. Read More

Some Vaccines Safe to Administer to Younger Foals

Study results suggest that in some cases veterinarians can begin vaccinating foals sooner than once thought. Read More

Can Vaccination Protect Horses from Neurologic EHV-1?

One EHV-1 vaccine could have some protective properties against the neurologic form of the virus. Read More

Nationwide WNV, EEE Totals Steady as Winter Approaches

A Dec. 12 update indicates 338 WNV cases and 181 EEE cases have been reported since the start of the year. Read More

Dec. 13 is the National Day of the Horse

Today (Dec. 13), Americans are celebrating the ninth annual National Day of the Horse. Read More

Immediate Effects of Shoeing on Horses' Movement

Researchers found that horses do show some movement asymmetry after being trimmed. Read More

Researchers Evaluate Hoof Wall Tubule Density, Morphology

Researchers are studying if hoof wall tubule density could provide clues as to a laminitic horse's prognosis. Read More

Equine Genetic Disorders Reviewed

Equine genetic diseases have distinct characteristics that help vets evaluate and diagnose suspect cases. Read More

Longeing Surface's Effects on Sound, Lame Horses

The team found movement symmetry differences between sound and lame horses longed on soft and hard surfaces. Read More

Researchers Study Connemara Hoof Wall Separation Syndrome

The recently discovered hoof condition can strike Connemara ponies down before they reach weanling age. Read More

Planning a Diet for a Laminitic Horse

Feeding a laminitic horse can be a challenge. Here are some tips for planning a diet suitable for such horses. Read More

Blind Dressage Horse Valiant in Critical Condition

Blind dressage horse Valiant is in critical condition with endocarditis, his owner told The Horse. Read More

Kentucky Reports New Equine WNV Case

Thus far in 2013, 12 Kentucky horses have tested positive for WNV in 10 counties. Read More

WNV, EEE Case Total Creeping Upwards

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service reported 296 WNV cases and 177 EEE cases as of Nov. 4. Read More

Study Evaluates Event Horse Withdrawals, Injury Risk

Researchers are studying if fitness tests could help predict which event horses have a higher injury risk. Read More

Eleventh Equine WNV Case of 2013 Reported in Kentucky

The affected horse--an unvaccinated 4-year-old Shire gelding from Trigg County--has been euthanized. Read More

Equine Herpesvirus Reported in Northwestern Wyoming

Neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has recently been reported at two premises in northwestern Wyoming. Read More

Kentucky Reports Second Equine EEE Case of 2013

The unvaccinated 17-year-old Quarter Horse mare died earlier this month. Read More

Kentucky Reports Tenth Equine WNV Case of 2013

The unvaccinated 3-year-old Quarter Horse gelding has a favorable prognosis for recovery. Read More

Kentucky Reports Ninth Equine WNV Case for 2013

The 2-year-old Standardbred gelding's condition is improving and he has resumed eating and drinking. Read More

What is an Equine Vet Tech?

In honor of National Veterinary Technician Week, here's some information about vets' right-hand men and women. Read More

Pigeon Fever Reported in Southern Alberta, Canada

Veterinarians have recently diagnosed more than 10 horses residing in southern Alberta with pigeon fever. Read More

Equine EEE Reported in Florida, New Hampshire

Officials in Florida and New Hampshire reported that horses in both states have tested positive for EEE. Read More

Kentucky Reports Additional Equine West Nile Cases

Officials announced Oct. 4 that two additional horses have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Read More