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 three-day eventing with her OTTB, Dorado, and enjoys photography in her spare time.

Articles by Erica Larson

Novel Hepatitis Viruses in Horses Reviewed

Find out what researchers know and what they don't about the three recently described hepatitis viruses. Read More

Clenbuterol's Impact on Horses' Body Fat Percentage

Researchers found that clenbuterol reduced body fat percentage in both resting and working horses. Read More

Equine Infectious Disease Outbreak Response 101

Remember these steps if an outbreak occurs, regardless of what disease you're facing. Read More

What is SAA, and Why is it Important to Equine Medicine?

Here's what you need to know about SAA, a biomarker veterinarians are using to detect inflammation in horses. Read More

Equine Lyme Neuroborreliosis: What We Know, What We Don't

This potentially deadly condition is difficult to diagnose, treat, and study. Here's what you need to know. Read More

Can Fecal Albumin Tests Identify Equine Parasite Burdens?

Horses feces are significantly more likely to contain albumin prior to deworming than after, researchers say. Read More

Could MRI Help Identify Early-Stage PPID?

Researchers found that MRI can effectively show pituitary gland and pars intermedia size and other details. Read More

Show Jumping Great Sapphire Dies of Colic Complications

McLain Ward's legendary show jumping mount Sapphire has died. The Belgian Warmblood mare was 19. Read More

Knottenbelt: Fecal Blood Test Opening Diagnostic Doors

Learn how one vet believes the test can help improve diagnostics for a number of horse health conditions. Read More

HERDA's Impact on Tendons, Blood Vessels Studied

Researchers examined whether HERDA could affect tissues with high Type 1 collagen levels, such as tendons. Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed at Manitoba, Canada, Racetrack

Only one horse has shown signs of the virus and no other horses have been affected, officials say. Read More

Vaccines for all Ages

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem. Read More

Researchers Study SDF Tendonitis in Cutting Horses

Researchers found that 82% of affected cutting horses returned to their previous level of work. Read More

Marion Co., Fla., Horse Tests Positive for EEE

Officials announced April 23 that a horse in the Sparr area tested positive for EEE. Read More

Animal Disease Tracking Map Launched

Researchers have launched an interactive map to track diseases in dogs, cats, and horses around the world. Read More

Sports Medicine Researcher Clayton Retires from MSU

Dr. Hilary Clayton says she'll still be active in the equine and research communities. Read More

Managing Horses with Excessive Tearing

Teary eyes in horses could indicate potentially serious problems. Read More

EHV-1 Reported in North Dakota

Three cases of non-neuropathogenic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) were confirmed in Burleigh County in 2014. Read More

How to Predict When a Mare Will Foal

Many breeders use a combination of the available options to predict when a mare will foal. Read More

New EHV-1 Case in Wisconsin

A St. Croix County, Wisc., horse tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) yesterday (April 8). Read More

Starting and Stopping a Mare's Estrous Cycle

Veterinarians have many options by which to "tailor" a mare's reproductive cycle to meet her and your needs. Read More

Health Problems in Newborn Foals

Tiny foals can have big health problems. Learn about four common medical issues newborn foals face. Read More

New EHV-1 Cases Confirmed in Minnesota

A horse exhibiting neurologic signs at a Wright County farm tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Read More

Iowa Animal Health Officials Investigating EHV-1 Case

Iowa animal health officials have received test results confirming a single case of EHV-1 in that state. Read More

Additional EHV-1 Cases Confirmed in Minnesota, Wisconsin

At least eight horses have presented with neurologic disease; six of those have tested positive for EHV-1. Read More