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

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

EIA Found in Six McNair Co., Tenn., Horses

The six horses tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) earlier this month. Read More

Managing Axillary Wounds in Horses

Axillary wounds might look minor, but can cause serious problems. Learn how vets manage these wounds. Read More

Could a Supplement Ease the Effects of Tying Up?

Researchers tested a supplement aimed at alleviating tying-up episodes and muscle damage. Read More

Tennessee Horse Rescue Quarantined for Strangles

Strangles is a highly contagious disease. Officials say the quarantine will last for at least five weeks. Read More

Diagnosing the Cloudy Equine Eye

Contact your veterinarian at the first sign of cloudy eyes to give your horse the best chance of recovery. Read More

African Horse Sickness Found in Western Cape

Two horses in South Africa's Western Cape have tested positive for African horse sickness. Read More

First Equine Hendra Case of 2014 Confirmed in Queensland

The affected horse was euthanized Monday, and test results were received late last night. Read More

Study Compares Laparoscopic, Conventional Cryptorchidectomy

Researchers say laparoscopy's advantages might not always outweigh conventional surgery's disadvantages. Read More

Leishmaniasis: No Longer Just a Foreign Animal Disease

In horses, leishmaniasis presents as nodules on the head, pinnae, scrotum, legs, and neck. Read More

CHRB Begins Cobalt Testing

The CHRB is evaluating cobalt levels in racehorses competing in that state and in some necropsy samples. Read More

GI Complications Associated with Elective General Anesthesia

Researchers found that GI dysfunction occurred after 36 of the 416 procedures (about 8.7% of cases). Read More

Colorado Horse Bitten by Rabid Skunk

The horse had previously been vaccinated against rabies and is under veterinary care. Read More

New Zealand Neurologic EHV-1: 15 Horses Affected

Of the affected horses, seven have been euthanized and eight are recovering. Read More

A Better Way to Treat Equine Eyes: Subpalpebral Lavage

Subpalpebral lavage systems make it easier for vets and owners alike to administer equine eye medications. Read More

Parx Racing Quarantines Two Barns due to EHV-1

Two barns at Parx Racing have been quarantined after a horse tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Read More

Age-Related Susceptibility to R. equi Studied

Foals are susceptible to developing R. equi infection for at least the first two weeks of life. Read More

Meperidine Effective but Short Lasting for Foot Pain Control

Meperidine might provide a suitable alternative to NSAIDs for treating equine foot pain in some cases. Read More

What to Expect with Standing Enucleations

Veterinarians have the option of removing an equine eye without the risks associated with general anesthesia. Read More

Researchers Study Coronavirus Outbreaks in Adult Horses

While coronavirus is commonly found in foals, it's been implicated in several outbreaks among adult horses. Read More

New Zealand Neurologic EHV-1: Seven Horses Euthanized

Thirteen horses on the property had been affected by neurologic EHV-1. Of those, seven have been euthanized. Read More

Managing Equine Eosinophilic Keratoconjunctivitis

Eosinophilic keratoconjunctivitis generally has severe clinical signs and requires prolonged treatment. Read More

Gene Therapy, Stem Cells' Effects on Equine Osteoarthritis

A combination of mesenchymal stem cells and gene therapy reduced osteoarthritis progression in one model. Read More

Dr. Leroy Coggins Dies at 81

Leroy Coggins, DVM, PhD, who in 1970 developed the now ubiquitous Coggins test, has died at the age of 81. Read More

Participation Sought for Show Horse Welfare Survey

Researchers are seeking participation in a survey connected to their study of stock-type show horse welfare. Read More