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

Horse Sickness Campaign Producing Results

A new awareness and blanket vaccination campaign to combat African horse sickness (AHS) in the southern provinces of South Africa is showing positive effects in critical and high risk zones, according to the president of the recently formed

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Two Canadian Riders Opt Out of Olympics

Three top dressage riders–one from Switzerland and two from Canada?have renounced their participation in the 2008 summer Olympics in China, citing potential equine health hazards posed by extreme climate and travel conditions.


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Curly Horse Farm Caters to Allergic Equestrians

Curly is on its way to becoming the fashion in France–not only in the hairdressers’ salons, but in the stables, including a new equestrian center just north of the Riviera.

Since 2000, American Bashkir Curly breeding farms have been popping u

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Four Horses Die after Feed Mixing Error

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 the

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Researchers: African Horse Sickness Could Shift North

 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.

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French National Stud Recovering from EVA Outbreak

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 cases

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EIA Discovered in Southern France

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 Agriculture

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