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

Repairing Equine Eyelid Lacerations

Although eyelid lacerations are common, they should be considered surgical emergencies. Read More

Understanding Immunosenescence in Horses

Researchers are still working to fully understand what impact aging has on the equine immune system. Read More

How Effective is Cribbing Surgery?

Researchers found that a surgical procedure intended to control cribbing is very effective. Read More

Does Silver Dressing Improve Equine Leg Wound Healing?

Wounds treated with the SPF dressing had significantly decreased wound areas and granulation tissue scores. Read More

No Additional Signs of EHV-1 at Fair Hill

The suspect horse is in stable condition and has shown gradual neurologic status improvement. Read More

Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years. Read More

Possible EHV-1 Case Quarantined at Fair Hill Training Center

A horse at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., is in quarantine with a suspected case of EHV-1. Read More

Univ. of Edinburgh Offers Online Equine Nutrition Course

The University of Edinburgh is offering a free online equine nutrition course through Read More

Top Equine Surgery Studies of 2013

Dr. Lisa Fortier shares her picks for the top equine surgery- and lameness-related studies of 2013. Read More

Equine Veterinary Case Referral Guidelines Published

Veterinarians completed guidelines for owners and practitioners to use when dealing with referral cases. Read More

Study: Not All WNV Vaccines Render Same Immune Response

Researchers found that monovalent WNV vaccines produced a titer levels than combination vaccines. Read More

The Top Horse Health Multimedia Content of 2013

Which were the most accessed videos, slideshows, reports, and podcasts in 2013? Here's a list of the top 10. Read More

Top Equine Reproduction Studies of 2013

Dr. Pat McCue describes the reproduction studies from the past year he deemed most important and useful. Read More

The Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2013

Covering a variety of horse health topics, the following articles received the most views in 2013. Read More

Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Central North Carolina

Several horses have tested positive for neurologic EHV-1, according to the state veterinarian's office. Read More

Some Vaccines Safe to Administer to Younger Foals

Study results suggest that in some cases veterinarians can begin vaccinating foals sooner than once thought. Read More

Can Vaccination Protect Horses from Neurologic EHV-1?

One EHV-1 vaccine could have some protective properties against the neurologic form of the virus. Read More

Nationwide WNV, EEE Totals Steady as Winter Approaches

A Dec. 12 update indicates 338 WNV cases and 181 EEE cases have been reported since the start of the year. Read More

Immediate Effects of Shoeing on Horses' Movement

Researchers found that horses do show some movement asymmetry after being trimmed. Read More

Researchers Evaluate Hoof Wall Tubule Density, Morphology

Researchers are studying if hoof wall tubule density could provide clues as to a laminitic horse's prognosis. Read More

Equine Genetic Disorders Reviewed

Equine genetic diseases have distinct characteristics that help vets evaluate and diagnose suspect cases. Read More

Longeing Surface's Effects on Sound, Lame Horses

The team found movement symmetry differences between sound and lame horses longed on soft and hard surfaces. Read More

Researchers Study Connemara Hoof Wall Separation Syndrome

The recently discovered hoof condition can strike Connemara ponies down before they reach weanling age. Read More

Planning a Diet for a Laminitic Horse

Feeding a laminitic horse can be a challenge. Here are some tips for planning a diet suitable for such horses. Read More

Blind Dressage Horse Valiant in Critical Condition

Blind dressage horse Valiant is in critical condition with endocarditis, his owner told The Horse. Read More