Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc

Stacey Oke, DVM, MSC, is a freelance medical writer based out of Canada. Her areas of interest are nutrition, supplements and osteoarthritis, and she contributes to scientific journals, magazines, and tabloid publications. When not writing, Stacey whiles away her days with her husband and two children.

Articles by Stacey Oke

Inside the Womb

Learn about the tools and techniques veterinarians use to ensure a pregnant mare's foal stays safe and sound. Read More

New In-Shoe Sensor Helping Horses Stay Sound

These state-of-the-art pressure sensors that can measure the forces at more than 1,000 location on the hoof. Read More

Idle Periods for 2-Year-Old Thoroughbreds: Negative or Necessary?

While training breaks are needed, prolonged rest increases the time it takes a horse to race. Read More

Equine Contributions to Military Missions Monumental

War horses are remembered on Veterans Day through ceremonial parades and monuments around the world. Read More

Supplementing Wisely

Assess your horse's overall diet, nutrient needs, health status, and workload before supplementing him. Read More

Snakes Linked to Spread of Equine Encephalitis Virus

Recent research proved snakes harbor the Eastern equine encephalitis virus and play a role in transmission. Read More

Study: Choosing Sex of Future Foals Could be Possible

Breeders might soon be able to use sex-sorted stallion semen to pick the sex of their future foals. Read More

Study: Some Domestic Horses Possibly Too Reliant on Humans

Research suggests a strong human attachment could lead to impairment of a horse's problem-solving abilities. Read More

Leishmaniasis: A Rare, Potentially Emerging Equine Disease

The recently identified leishmaniasis case in a Morgan mare is America's first published indigenous case. Read More

Flood of Equine Encephalitis Cases Follow Hurricane Isaac

Mosquito-borne diseases in horses increase in wake of Hurricane Isaac. Read More

Equine Veterinary Students Welcome New Learning Tool

Veterinary professors in England develop "Anato-Rug" to help students study equine anatomy. Read More

Equine Infectious Anemia Outbreak Hits Western Canada

More than 70 horses on 22 premises in Western Canada have tested positive for EIA thus far in 2012. Read More

Equine Tracheal Mucus Associated with Airborne Particulates

Athletic horses exposed to airborne particles could experience enough mucus buildup to limit performance. Read More

Study: Modified Surgery for Roaring Treatment Effective

Study finds that modified version of laryngoplasty surgery is effective in treating roaring in horses. Read More

Study: Antibiotics Might Protect Horses during Transport

Study finds giving antibiotics before long-distance transport could reduce fever and decrease airway bacteria. Read More

Equine Emerging and Surging Diseases: What's on the Horizon?

Emerging and re-emerging diseases can devastate equine populations and cost the industry millions of dollars. Read More

Horse-Related Injuries Among Humans Evaluated

A recent study revealed a "disproportionately high accident rate" in humans working with and around horses. Read More

Study Shows Omeprazole Prevents Ulcers in Young Racehorses

A study confirms omeprazole can prevent gastric ulcer formation in young racehorses. Read More

Benefits of "Tapering" in Athletic Horses Studied

Researchers found that recovery periods during conditioning could improve horse training efficacy. Read More

Study Evaluates Exercise During Yearling Sales Preparation

Researchers collected information about health problems experienced by young horses being prepped for sale. Read More

The Science Behind Equine Nasal Strips

While some studies support the use of equine nasal strips, others have yielded less promising results. Read More

Preserving Feces to Improve C. perfringens Diagnosis

Freezing or inhibiting fecal samples from diarrheic horses allows C. perfringens detection for weeks longer. Read More

Similar but Different: Equine Cushing's Disease and EMS

Test for the common endocrine disorders Cushing's disease and equine metabolic syndrome and treat accordingly. Read More

Creepy Crawlies, Part 1: Mighty Mosquitoes

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

Study Identifies Causes for Misbehavior in Pony Club Mounts

Researchers recently identified risk factors for bad behavior in a population of Pony Club horses. Read More