Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc

Stacey Oke, MSc, DVM, is a practicing veterinarian and freelance medical writer and editor. She is interested in both large and small animals, as well as complementary and alternative medicine. Since 2005, she's worked as a research consultant for nutritional supplement companies, assisted physicians and veterinarians in publishing research articles and textbooks, and written for a number of educational magazines and websites.

Articles by Stacey Oke

A Closer Look at Genetic Testing in Horses

Scientists are learning more about horses' DNA and how mutations impact health, behavior, performance, and more. Read More

Beyond Osteoarthritis: 'Other' Causes of Joint Disease

Early diagnosis and proper treatment can make the difference in whether the horse can return to soundness. Read More

Male Horse Health Care: Don't Forget Sheath Cleaning

One veterinarian offers some tips on an often overlooked but extremely important task: sheath cleaning. Read More

The "Problem" Mare: A Challenging Case of Endometritis

A reproduction specialist reviews how she successfully managed and impregnated a particularly challenging problem mare. Read More

Not Just Old Age: Why Do Senior Horses Die?

Despite the growing body of research into senior horses' health, their exact causes of death remain poorly documented. Read More

ACVIM Adopts Term 'Equine Asthma' in Consensus Statement

Inflammatory airway disease and recurrent airway obstruction fall under the "equine asthma syndrome" umbrella. Read More

Is Surgery an Option for Equine Cushing's Disease?

Researchers recently described a novel and still experimental procedure designed to treat PPID with positive results. Read More

Researchers Study the Genetics of Trainability

Scientists found a gene that could identify superior tractability, or how easily a horse can be trained or controlled. Read More

Regenerative Therapy Trends and Techniques in Horses

Veterinarians share their thoughts on stem cells, IRAP, and platelet-rich plasma. Read More

Study Identifies Genetic Risk Factors for Equine Abortions

This is the first study to identify a potential genetic, rather than environmental, cause for foal loss in mares. Read More

Could SAA Testing Reveal Specific Injuries in Racehorses?

Soft tissue damage resulted in a larger increase in SAA levels than bone and joint injuries, researchers found. Read More

Long-Haul Transport and Horse Health Risks

Long-distance transport poses risks for horse health and welfare that should not be taken lightly, researchers found. Read More

Mares Can Get Back in Foal Easily Following Induced Abortion

The overall pregnancy rate in this study was 90% and, on average, mares got back in foal about 45 days after abortion. Read More

Placental Blood Flow Changes in Laminitic Pregnant Mares

Chronically laminitic mares developed potentially detrimental changes in uterine blood flow during pregnancy. Read More

A Look at Equine Recurrent Uveitis and Leptospirosis

Researchers believe pathogenic forms of Leptospira bacteria are associated with more than 60% of ERU cases. Read More

Interspecies Threats: Is Your Horse at Risk?

Discover what diseases your horse can catch from other animals, big and small. Read More

Scientists Fine-Tune Embryo Freezing Methods for Fertility

Researchers are hoping to make the preferred embryo freezing procedure available to more breeders. Read More

A Review of the Many Faces of Placentitis

Placentitis can wreak havoc for mare owners, so it's important for vets to have a good understanding of the condition. Read More

Tips for Maintaining Senior Horses' Weight

Learn how to alter senior horses' diets to maximize health and longevity in the face of common health issues. Read More

Practical In-House Epididymal Semen Collection

Cryopreserved epididymal sperm can be valuable if a stallion will be castrated or if he dies unexpectedly. Read More

Stallion Reproductive Disorders: Focus on Hemospermia

Reproductive tract injuries can result in the presence of blood in a stallion's ejaculate, called hemospermia. Read More

Pain Management Options for Laminitis, Foals, and More

Veterinarians share their experiences in delivering pain management and discuss the pros and cons of various drugs. Read More

Feeding Horses Before Laparoscopic Surgery

Fasting horses before laparoscopic surgery decreases the amount of gas in the intestines, which can prove beneficial. Read More

Equine Sleep Patterns from A to Zzzzzzzzz

Have you ever wondered if your horse is getting enough sleep? Here's what you need to know. Read More

AAEP Convention Day 4: Do or Die in a Day

Our veterinary-reporter on the ground shares tidbits from AAEP Day 4. Read More