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

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

Is Early Detection of Arthritis in Horses Finally a Reality?

Radiographs (X rays) and low-field MRI appear to be useful tools for diagnosing early-stage arthritis. Read More

Researchers Identify Corneal Dystrophy in Friesians

Corneal dystrophy in Friesians could have a genetic basis, but the condition responds well to appropriate treatment. Read More

Delay OCD Surgery for Optimal Racehorse Performance

When it comes to some OCD lesions, letting nature run its course might be the better option, researchers say. Read More

Can Tiludronate be Used in Horse Joints?

Researchers are working to better understand tiludronate's impact on horses' joint cartilage. Read More

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

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