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

Research on Streptococcus in Horses Reviewed

Decades of studies have shown scientists numerous differences between S. equi and S. zooepidemicus. Read More

Oklahoma Confirms Four New WNV Cases

The new cases were identified in horses and ponies from the following counties: Choctaw, Payne, Beckham, and Atoka. Read More

Donkey Tests Positive for WNV in Florida

The donkey, which was recently brought to Florida from a Louisiana auction, is recovering. Read More

Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

Take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development, such as combating obesity and reducing pasture and NSC intake. Read More

Resveratrol Supplement Can Help Reduce Hock Lameness

Horses consuming the supplement following joint injections were less lame than control horses, researchers found. 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

Michigan Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2016

The 5-month-old filly from Calhoun County is responding to treatment. The dam was vaccinated, but the filly was not. Read More

Allendale County, South Carolina, Horse Positive for EEE

The unvaccinated Quarter Horse yearling did not survive. Read More

Additional WNV Cases Found in California, Minnesota Horses

California and Minnesota have confirmed 20 and 19 equine WNV cases, respectively, so far this year. Read More

Wisconsin Reports Seven Additional Equine EEE Cases

Seventeen horses in that state have now tested positive for EEE so far this year. Read More

Additional Equine WNV Cases Reported Across Country

Cases were recently reported in Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Washington. Read More

Wisconsin Horses Test Positive for EEE, WNV

There are now 11 EEE cases and seven WNV cases in Wisconsin horses thus far in 2016. Read More

Equine Rabies Refresher

Equine rabies is invariably fatal once contracted but preventable if proper steps are taken. Read More

New WNV Cases in California, Kentucky, Minnesota Horses

Two of the three newly confirmed horses were unvaccinated. The third has an unknown vaccination history. Read More

Kentucky Confirms Third Equine WNV Case for 2016

The unvaccinated 3-year-old Standardbred mare from Bourbon County is recovering at an area hospital. Read More

New Cases of EEE, PHF, WNV Confirmed Across the Country

Arizona reported a WNV case, Michigan confirmed two EEE cases, and West Virginia found WNV and PHF cases. Read More

New Equine EEE, WNV Cases Confirmed

Animal health officials in Florida, Washington, and Wisconsin confirmed new cases of mosquito-borne disease. Read More

Wisconsin Confirms Additional Equine WNV Case

The unvaccinated Belgian filly from Clark County is reportedly recovering. Read More

Okanogan County, Washington, Horses Test Positive for WNV

Two of the three WNV-positive horses were euthanized. The third is recovering and has a good prognosis for survival. Read More

WNV Confirmed in Ontario Horse

The horse from the Toronto area is recovering under veterinary supervision. Read More

Minnesota Confirms WNV Case, Wisconsin Reports EEE Case

The Minnesota horse is recovering, but the Wisconsin horse was euthanized after failing to respond to treatment. Read More

Equine WNV Case Numbers Rising

New York, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin have all reported new cases within the past week. Read More

Two Additional WNV Cases Confirmed in Minnesota Horses

Both horses--one from Becker County and one from Goodhue County--are reportedly recovering. Read More

Oklahoma Reports Second EIA-Positive Horse

The 13-year old Quarter Horse gelding from McCurtain County was euthanized. Read More

Cobalt Administration Can Put Horses, Humans at Risk

The degree of hypertension some study horses developed could possibly result in serious complications, scientists found. Read More