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

The Equine Respiratory System

Even the slightest deviation from normal in the equine respiratory tract can limit a horse's athletic career. Read More

Breeding the Newly Retired Stallion

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

Getting a Read on Infection in Horses

Vets are using serum amyloid A, a naturally produced protein, to detect equine infections and monitor treatment. Read More

Stifling the Pain in Horses

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

Creepy Crawlies, Part 1: Mighty Mosquitoes

They might be small, but these flying fiends can spread some deadly diseases. Read More

The Banes of Bathing Horses

Find out how to avoid skin and coat problems caused by frequent lathering and rinsing. Read More

Seeking Relief: Current Directions in Equine Pain Management

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

CT for Imaging Neck Lesions: Not Just for Small Horses

A custom-designed equine CT table and a commercial Big Bore scanner make it possible to image neck lesions in horses. Read More

Small Strongyle Arrested Development Not Found in Foals

A recent study suggests small strongyles might not behave the same way in foals as they do in adult horses. Read More

Tips for Providing Veterinary Care for Foals in the Field

Neonatal medicine is an important area of equine practice, because time is of the essence when youngsters are sick. Read More

Novel Equine Deworming Principles, Procedures in the Works

Researchers are working to help us better evaluate and manage parasites in the face of anthelmintic resistance. Read More

Reining In Equine Infectious Respiratory Diseases

Controlling disease spread can be challenging. A veterinarian offers tips on how to react if your farm becomes infected. Read More

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

The War Against Obesity

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