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Erica Larson

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Erica Larson, former news editor for The Horse, 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

EVA Confirmed in Great Britain

A breeding stallion in West Sussex, England, has tested positive for equine viral arteritis (EVA), according to a report filed by the British equestrian magazine Horse & Hound. The confirmation of the EVA was announced Dec. 8.

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Farriery Track Returns to AAEP Convention

“The AAEP feels it’s very important to try to bring vets and farriers together,” said Steve O’Grady, DVM, MRCVS. “The AAEP accomplishes that by providing quality continuing education for both veterinarians and farriers and by bringing farriers and vets to a group of presentations at the convention where they can sit down together and learn.”

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DNA Testing Reveals Pompeii’s ‘Extinct’ Breed of Horse is a Donkey

After unearthing and examining several equine skeletons in the late 1980s from a stable in the buried village of Pompeii, Italy, researchers believed that they had discovered a new, albeit now extinct, breed of horse. Testing performed roughly 10 years later revealed genetic material for what they thought was an exotic hybrid animal that contained two types of DNA: that of a horse and a …

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EEE Outbreaks Taper as Temperatures Cool

Mosquito-borne illness in horses has been a hot topic this summer with several states reporting a record number of positive test results for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). According to the USDA’s National Animal Health Surveillance System (NAHSS), this year a total of 228 confirmed EEE cases were reported nationwide as of Nov. 12.

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