Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA

Christa Lesté-Lasserre is a freelance writer based in France. A native of Dallas, Texas, Lesté-Lasserre grew up riding Quarter Horses, Appaloosas, and Shetland Ponies. She holds a master’s degree in English, specializing in creative writing, from the University of Mississippi in Oxford and earned a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing with a minor in sciences from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She currently keeps her two Trakehners at home near Paris. Follow Lesté-Lasserre on Twitter @christalestelas.

Articles by Christa Lesté-Lasserre

Researchers Create Equine Jugular Vein Injection Simulator

The simulator is designed to let veterinary students master injection skills before working with a live horse. Read More

Werth Suspended after Cimetidine Positive

Dressage rider Isabell Werth received a six-month suspension after her horse tested positive for cimetidine. Read More

Acorns Could be to Blame for French Horses' Deaths

At least 10 horses died after consuming acorns, according to a treating veterinarian. Read More

Researchers Study Racehorses' Bone Fatigue Life

Researchers are studying how well racehorses' subchondral bone stands up to repeated pressure. Read More

Icelandic Veterinary Authorities Criticize Horse Trainer

Icelandic veterinary authorities criticized a trainer's demonstration as "contrary to equine welfare." Read More

Researchers Review Equine Multinodular Pulmonary Fibrosis

While EMPF is considered a rare disease, researchers found that it appears to be related to a very common one. Read More

Study: Feral Horses 'Shop Around' for Ideal Living Areas

Researchers recently confirmed that feral horses appear to 'shop around' based on population density. Read More

Scientists Work to Save Persian Onager from Extinction

Researchers recently accepted the challenge of producing onager foals via artificial insemination. Read More

Equine Joint Injection Simulator Created for Vet Students

The simulator allows students practice joint injections before trying their hands at injecting a live horse. Read More

French Veterinarians Preparing for 2014 WEG

Find out how veterinarians are preparing with less than a year to go before the 2014 World Equestrian Games. Read More

What are Third Trochanter Fractures in Horses?

Researchers say third trochanter fractures probably aren't career ending and generally heal without surgery. Read More

Dressage Champion Bonfire Dies at 30

Bonfire was euthanized Monday (Oct. 28) due to complications from Cushing's disease and laminitis. Read More

Switzerland Ramps Up Horse Traceability Laws

To better manage disease outbreaks, Swiss owners must now register horses and report movement to officials. Read More

Horses' Long-Term Memory Put to the Test

Researchers confirmed that horses retain what they learned a long time ago--for better or for worse. Read More

Do Horses with Osteochondral Lesions Always Need Surgery?

Osteochondral lesions on young horses' X rays might appear worrisome, but surgery isn't always necessary. Read More

Badminton, Burghley Winner Produces Positive Drug Test

Traces of the tranquilizer drug reserpine were found in a blood sample from Clifton Promise. Read More

Examining Modern Perceptions of Horse Welfare and Use

Learn what steps one researcher recommends horse industry members take to improve horse welfare perceptions. Read More

Researchers Evaluate Equine Hematology Parameters

Researchers believe variables such as breed and geographic location might impact horses' blood test results. Read More

Doppler Ultrasonography for Monitoring Tendonitis in Horses

Colors displayed by Doppler ultrasonography could help vets better follow tendonitis' healing processes. Read More

Is Clipping Still Stressful for Well-Behaved Horses?

Study results suggest that even if horses don't seem to mind clipping, they might still find it stressful. Read More

Study: Sires' Genes Form the Equine Placenta

Researchers determined that it's the sire's genes that take the lead in developing the mare's placenta. Read More

Extinct Zebra Subspecies Could Aid Equine Research

This revived species could offer scientists some exciting equine research opportunities. Read More

Does Feeding Hay Before Grain Reduce Cribbing?

Feeding hay before grains appeared to reduce the intensity of cribbing episodes in a recent study. Read More

Amino Acid Requirements for Horses

Learn about the 21 different amino acids your horse needs to build proteins in his body. Read More

Mules Rule Over Horses, Donkeys in Spatial Cognition Tests

Mules appear to have a faster capacity to navigate around objects than horses and donkeys, researchers say. Read More