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

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

Estate Planning Tips for Horse Owners

Do your horses a favor by planning ahead for what should happen to them once you're gone. Read More

California Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2016

The unvaccinated Thoroughbred mare from San Diego County is recovering slowly. Read More

2016 EEE Case Counts on the Rise in Several States

The current equine case counts stand at one in North Carolina, five in South Carolina, and 11 in Florida. Read More

WNV-Positive Florida Horse Also had EEE

Officials reported June 30 that the horse from Osceola County appears to have been infected with both viruses. Read More

EEE, WNV Confirmed in Florida Horses

A Polk County horse tested positive for EEE while a Osceola County contracted WNV. Neither had a vaccination history. Read More

Medical Colic Management: What to Know

The goal of medical management centers around breaking the associated pain cycle and reestablishing proper GI function, Read More

EEE Reported in Florida, South Carolina Horses

Six Florida horses and four South Carolina horses have tested positive for EEE thus far in 2016. Read More

What's New in Treating Pastern Dermatitis

A veterinary dermatologist offers tips on how to properly diagnose, treat, and prevent pastern dermatitis, or scratches. Read More

Caring for Senior Horses: What to Remember

A vet tech shares tips on managing aging equids' unique needs to keep them healthy and happy through their golden years. Read More