Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA
Passionate about horses and science from the time she was riding her first Shetland Pony in Texas, Christa Lesté-Lasserre writes about scientific research that contributes to a better understanding of all equids. After undergrad studies in science, journalism, and literature, she received a master's degree in creative writing. Now based in France, she aims to present the most fascinating aspect of equine science: the story it creates. Follow Lesté-Lasserre on Twitter @christalestelas.
Articles by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA
A horse and three ponies have died, and several other equids have been temporarily paralyzed, following the ingestion of contaminated feed in French Guiana (a department of France located on the northern edge of South America), according to theRead More
The F?d?ration Equestre Internationale (FEI) recently approved new measures to ensure the legs of high-level jumping horses are not being intentionally sensitized to pain in order to provide a competitive advantage. Beginning in 2008, officialRead More
Three months after Australia’s first-ever outbreak of equine influenza, an independent inquiry into the history and management of the outbreak is uncovering troubling flaws in the government’s quarantine procedures, according toRead More
As the global climate changes gradually, an equine disease that was once limited to sub-Saharan Africa could reach as far north as England in the near future, according to several European animal health networks.
African horse sicknessRead More
Eight stallions of the French national stud have been castrated and two others removed from the breeding site in an effort to control the spread of a recent outbreak of equine viral arteritis (EVA) in northwestern France.
No new EVA casesRead More
For Jan Drinkwater of Sydney, Australia, nursing a horse through laminitis is all about taking things step by step. And also about sharing those steps with the international horse community.Read More
Two horses have been euthanatized after testing positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Ard?che, a department in the Rh?ne-Alps region of southern France, according to an announcement made by the French Minister of AgricultureRead More