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

Screen for Stifle Osteochondrosis With Ultrasonography

Ultrasonography allowed researchers to detect subclinical lesions in young foals and implement treatment promptly. Read More

Top Surgery Studies of 2016

Dr. Elizabeth Santschi recaps studies on fracture recovery, joint injections, sarcoid treatments, and more. Read More

Using MRI to Evaluate Fetlock Pain

Vets use MRI to identify issues and prescribe targeted treatment to give the horse the best chance at returning to work. Read More

Kentucky EHV: Quarantine at Oldham County Facility Released

Unrelated EHV quarantines remain in place at Keeneland Race Course's Rice Road Training Center and Turfway Park. Read More

EIA Confirmed in Quebec Horse

A horse in the Lanaudiere region tested positive in January. This is Quebec's first positive EIA test since 2011. Read More

Methods for Rehabbing Horse Joints

There's not one particular approach for rehabilitating injured joints. Here are a few of the options vets have to use. Read More

Venogram Patterns Vary, So Assess Them Carefully

Taking multiple radiographic views--both weight-bearing and not--allows vets to assess the findings most accurately. Read More

Los Angeles County EHV Quarantine Released

Officials released the facility from quarantine put in place after two horses there tested positive for EHV-1. Read More

Diagnosing and Treating Equine Muscle Injuries

While not frequently diagnosed, muscle injuries can cause pain, lameness, and poor performance in horses. Read More

Los Angeles Equestrian Center EHV Quarantine Released

The last horse in isolation met the negative test requirements and has been released from quarantine. Read More

Class 1 Malocclusions: To Treat or Not to Treat?

Learn about mild bite misalignments, the forces that impact them, and considerations about correcting them. Read More

Kentucky EHV: Additional Cases Confirmed at Keeneland

Four horses at Keeneland's Rice Road Training Center have tested positive and were placed in isolation. Read More

Kentucky EHV: Cases Confirmed at Turfway, Keeneland

Two horses from one barn at Turfway and one horse at Keeneland have tested positive for EHV-1. Read More

EHV Confirmed in Horse Previously Stabled at Turfway Park

A Thoroughbred filly is isolated at a private farm while one barn at the Kentucky track is currently quarantined. Read More

USDA APHIS Adds Korea to List of CEM-Affected Regions

Horses from Korea will be subject to import restrictions to reduce risk of CEM being brought to the United States. Read More

Tips for Rehabbing Soft Tissue Injuries in Horses

Successful treatment depends on an accurate diagnosis and good knowledge of the therapeutic options available. Read More

Horses' Physiologic Responses to Exercise

Physiologic and anatomic systems coordinate to allow a horse to reach his maximum athletic potential. Read More

EEE Confirmed in Jefferson County, Florida, Horse

The 6-year-old Quarter Horse mare, a recent rescue with an unknown vaccination history, was euthanized. Read More

Kentucky EHV: Additional Cases Confirmed at One Facility

While two premises in Oldham County remain under quarantine, the outbreaks are unrelated, animal health officials say. Read More

EIA Confirmed in Illinois

A facility in northeast Illinois is quarantined after two horses that were stabled there returned positive EIA tests. Read More

Additional EHV Cases Confirmed in Northern Kentucky

Two Oldham County premises are now under quarantine, but the outbreaks appear to be unrelated to each other. Read More

New EHV Cases Confirmed in Los Angeles County, California

A 12-year-old Quarter Horse mare displaying severe neurologic signs tested positive for non-neuropathogenic (EHV-1). Read More

EHV Confirmed in Northern Kentucky Horses

Four horses from the Oldham County facility have tested positive for neurologic EHV-1 so far. Read More

Fair Grounds EHV: New Positive Test Result Returned

Meanwhile, movement restrictions on horses that have recently been at the track are being implemented. Read More

Fair Grounds EHV: Additional Horses Test Positive

Four horses have now tested positive for EHV at the New Orleans, Louisiana, racetrack. Read More