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

It's All Foreign to Me

Find out which foreign animal diseases North American horse owners need to keep an eye on and why. Read More

Veterans Day 2014: An Anniversary Worth Notice

Just as many human soldiers bravely elect to serve their countries, equids have also been called to duty. Read More

Connecting the Dots: Recurrent Uveitis and Appaloosa Horses

Researchers found that markers on two chromosomes are associated with the risk of insidious equine recurrent uveitis. Read More

Surgical Procedure Helps Horses with Nasopharyngeal Collapse

Researchers tested the technique on horses with poor performance and respiratory noise. Read More

Hypersalivation in Horses

Does your horse drool like a dog? Here are some reasons why, from the benign to the life threatening. Read More

Long-Term Vision Possible After Equine Cataract Surgery

More than 25% of horses that undergo one type of cataract surgery are still visual two years later, researchers found. Read More

Field Study for Equine Melanoma Vaccine Announced

Researchers are testing a vaccine to treat melanomas, which are among the most common skin tumors in horses. Read More

Hernias: Case by Case

Learn about classic and unusual equine hernias, why they occur, how to treat them, and their prognoses. Read More

Creepy Crawlies, Part 3: Snakes and Spiders

Here's how to handle snake or spider bites should your horse have a run-in with one of these critters. Read More

Young Horse Health Threats

Protect your foal from three important causes of young horse illness. Read More

Creepy Crawlies, Part 2: Tremendous Ticks

Ticks can infect horses with an array of diseases including piroplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, and Lyme disease. Read More

The War Against Obesity

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

What is Nutrigenomics?

The future of feeding horses is here: Learn how diet can impact your horse right down to his genetic core. Read More

Giving Back to Horses on Veteran's Day

This Veteran's Day, consider honoring the war horses that sacrificed it all for us by helping horses in need. Read More

Hair Coat Conundrums

Each of your horse's hairs speaks volumes about his overall health, nutrition status, and genetic makeup. Read More

2013 Update on Nocardioform Placentitis in Kentucky Mares

Subsequent to the nocardioform placentitis surge in 2011, research in this field has progressed. Read More

Study: Not All Biosecurity Protocols Effective

Researchers say not all biosecurity protocols owners use will protect horses from infectious diseases. Read More

Spring Cleaning? Don't forget Sheath Cleaning

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

First Clone-to-Clone Foal Produced

Cloning science advanced when the world’s first filly produced by a clone and out of a clone was born. Read More

New Test Helps Vets Diagnose Placentitis in Pregnant Mares

Vets might be able to determine if some mares are at risk of late-term abortion by conducting a blood test. Read More

Alternate Way To Castrate Horses Promoted, Critiqued

In an attempt to abrogate castration-related complications, veterinarians developed a laparoscopic procedure. Read More

Shock Wave Therapy for Lower Leg Wounds on Horses

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy could be a promising tool for treating equine lower limb wounds. Read More

Drug Peramivir Could Help Horses Suffering from Flu

Researchers found a flu inhibitor that could help horses with influenza recover more quickly. Read More

New Weight Loss Program for EMS Horses a Welcomed Success

Researchers recently tested a weight loss plan designed for horses with EMS and had positive results. Read More

Therapeutic Ultrasound Settings for Horses Identified

Researchers identified what ultrasound settings achieve adequate temperature increases to be therapeutic. Read More