Elise LeQuire

Elise LeQuire is a freelance writer specializing in science technology and the environment.

Articles by Elise LeQuire

Vigilance Key in Managing for PHF

Tennessee Cases Increase

Potomac horse fever (PHF) probably has been endemic in the Western Hemisphere as long as horses have inhabited the region—perhaps even since the prehistoric era--and it's here to stay. As awareness of th Read More

Old Horse Care and Feeding

Of the 5.32 million horses and ponies in the United States, 400,000 (over 7.5%) are 20 years or older and considered geriatric, according to Frank Andrews, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM. About 50 horse owners convened at the University of Tennessee's (UT Read More

Rapid Testing for West Nile Virus

By the 2003 West Nile virus (WNV) season, a majority of state laboratories had obtained (or were establishing) the capacity to run the IgM Capture ELISA, the most common quick test for the disease. The test measures a class of antibody produced Read More

No Grass, No Horse

Research published in Nature shows that climate changes and the highly specialized digestive system of the wild horse Equus ferus might have contributed to its extinction in North America. Read More