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

Breeding the Newly Retired or Competition Stallion

Owners can take several steps to ensure a successful transition from athletic to breeding performance. Read More

Woman Dies After Exposure to Sick Horse

Cultures from both human and horse tested positive for S. equi spp zooepidemicus. Read More

New Data on Pergolide Dosing in Horses

Researchers found that once-daily dosing with 1 mg of pergolide is appropriate for most horses with PPID. Read More

Algae: The Next Big Thing for Equine Lameness and OA?

An extract from blue-green algae--a potentially toxic substance--could help arthritic horses without poisoning them. Read More

All Wound Up: Is Your Horse 'Stressed Out'?

Physiological stress can be an important equine welfare issue. Here's what you should know. Read More

Stifling the Pain

Find out how to get athletic horses with injuries to the large, complex stifle joint on the road to recovery. Read More

The Tolerable Club Foot

Is it worth taking a chance on a horse with a "clubby" foot, and how can you manage one to keep him sound? Read More

Exploring the Equine Microbiome

Researchers are discovering how the vast and varied microbes in the horse's gastrointestinal tract impact equine health. Read More

Could Bone Marrow Aspirate Help Heal Tendon Injuries?

Injecting bone marrow aspirate into core SDFT lesions yielded good results for returning racehorses to competition. Read More

Using 'Epiduroscopy' to Diagnose Back Pain in Horses

This approach involves inserting a video endoscope into the epidural space to visualize potentially painful lesions. Read More

Strangles in Horses: Predicting Disease and Complications

Few study horses with strangles showed the "classic" signs of disease, researchers determined. Read More

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

'Equine Asthma' Now an Official Diagnosis

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