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

Are Plant-Based Horse Vaccines on the Horizon?

Horses might someday be able to consume plant-based products designed to prevent and fight infections, researchers say. Read More

Are Horses Vaccinated Against Influenza Still Susceptible?

Researchers found that of 239 horses that tested positive for equine influenza virus, 84 had been vaccinated. Read More

How to Protect Horses From Lyme Disease

Some ticks can carry and transmit the bacteria that causes Lyme disease to horses. Here's what you should remember. Read More

Some Stallion Voices More Attractive to Mares Than Others

Stallions with low-pitched whinnies were more fertile and more attractive to mares than those with high-pitched voices. Read More

New Treatments for Upward Fixation of the Patella Needed

Just 50% of owners were satisfied with the outcome of the current surgical treatment for upward fixation of the patella. Read More

Study Confirms Euthanasia in Horses is Quick, Humane

Does humane euthanasia really stand up to its name? One research team believes it does. Read More

Researchers Working to Develop New Strangles Vaccines

Researchers tested whether a novel S. equi vaccine could better prime a vaccinated horse's immune response. Read More

Researchers Confirm IgG Values for Predicting Foal Survival

Foals with IgG levels lower than 800 mg/dL are more likely to die than those with levels greater than 800 mg/dL. Read More

Novel Use for the 'Tie Forward' Procedure in Horses

Often used to treat dorsal displacement of the soft palate, the technique also appears useful for treating dysphagia. Read More

Murray Valley Encephalitis in Horses: What We Know

Learn about this uncommon, but often deadly, virus and its impact on infected horses in Australia. Read More

Study Evaluates Horseshoes, Track Type, Thoroughbred Safety

Researchers examined the loading rates on a hoof of a galloping horse wearing different aluminum racing shoes. Read More

Double Trouble: Multiple Ovulations in Mares

Researchers recently evaluated multiple ovulations and how vets can detect them and, thus, prevent twin pregnancies. Read More

New Technology for Wound Repair Follow-Up in Horses

Researchers tested two approaches that could help them monitor wound size and the healing process more easily. Read More

Researchers Study Bit-Induced Trauma

Bits that do not fit properly, are aggressive, or used incorrectly can cause damage to horses' mouths, researchers said. Read More

Soak Away Your Hay's Hidden Dangers

Certain hays and horses don't marry well. Here's how to modify your forage. 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

Researchers Compare Joint Injection Options

A comparison of triamcinolone and a triamcinolone/hyaluronic acid combo yielded "unexpected" results, researchers said. Read More

Consider SDFT Attachment Problems in Lame Horses

If a horse is hind-limb lame, consider issues where the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) attaches to the hock. Read More

Give Your Horse a Breath of Fresh Air This Winter

Consider these tips to help protect your horse's breathing zone and most effectively achieve optimal respiratory health. Read More

Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps. Read More

Using a 'Micro' Scope to Diagnose Equine Stifle Problems

Learn how vets are using an arthroscope that's 1.3 mm in diameter and 100 mm in length to evaluate stifle problems. Read More

Psyllium, Magnesium Sulfate's Sand Clearing Ability Studied

A psyllium/magnesium sulfate combination appears safe and effective for helping horses evacuate sand from their colons. Read More

'Inflamm-Aging,' Satellite Cells, and the Equine Athlete

Researchers are looking for ways to help aging equine athletes through so-called "satellite cells." Read More

Researchers Examine HERDA Horses' Eyes

Researchers have identified some important differences between the eyes of horses with and without HERDA. Read More

New Year's Resolutions for Maximizing Horse Health in 2015

Here are five ways to help your horse stay healthy and happy through the new year. Read More