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

Supplementation Strategies for Performance Horses

Performance horses need customized diets to meet their energy requirements, as hay alone likely won't suffice. Read More

Clear and Present Danger: Reduce Your Horse's Disease Risk

Use this four-step plan to keep equine infectious diseases in check. Read More

Amikacin/Ampicillin: Combo of Choice for Septic Foals

In one study, bacteria in 91.5% of the foals were susceptible to this antimicrobial combination. Read More

Tips for Handling an Equine Infectious GI Disease Outbreak

Implement appropriate biosecurity measures pre-emptively, as infectious disease is an ever-present risk with horses. Read More

A Closer Look at Equine Upper Airway Disease

Dr. Norm Ducharme reviewed how to diagnose and treat airway issues during the Milne lecture at the 2016 AAEP Convention. Read More

EEE, WNV Vaccinations Do Not Interfere With Disease Testing

None of the samples from recently vaccinated horses had antibody titers close to the value cutoff for true disease. Read More

Low Platelet Counts and Sick Foals: An Unlucky Combination

Researchers found an overall decreased survival rate in sick foals with thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet counts). Read More

Rabies Vaccine Efficacy Might Last Longer Than we Thought

This finding could help veterinarians manage owners of horses that have reacted adversely to the vaccine in the past. Read More

Time to Thrive: Neonatal Health Concerns

A look at health risks and survival rates among equine neonates. Read More

A New Antibiotic for Resistant Synovial Infections in Horses

Researchers found that meropenem can be useful, but should only be used when other antibiotics have failed. Here's why. Read More

Seeking Relief: Current Directions in Equine Pain Management

Learn what veterinarians are doing to improve how they control equine pain. Read More

The War Against Obesity

A successful equine slim-down program includes frequent weight assessments, smart feeding, and exercise. Read More

Breeding the Newly Retired 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