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

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

Diagnosing Hoof Lameness due to Multiple Causes (AAEP 2012)

One vet said multiple abnormalities could contribute to hoof lameness, rather than just one problem. Read More

Canadian Researchers Battling Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Researchers are recognizing a growing number of disease-causing organisms resistant to common antibiotics. Read More

Common Mare Problems During and After Foaling (AAEP 2012)

Common foaling problems include red bag delivery, difficult birth, and retained fetal membranes. Read More

Top Reasons for Early Embryonic Death Described (AAEP 2012)

One veterinarian says many cases of early embryonic death (EED) are probably not preventable. Read More

Novel Use of Stems Cells in Horses Reported (AAEP 2012)

Stem cells and other biologic therapies could have reproductive applications in horses, one researcher says. Read More

Ultrasonography to Diagnose Equine Lung Problems

One veterinarian described the steps involved in conducting an ultrasound examination of the equine lungs. Read More

Beware of Problems up to Two Weeks after Foaling (AAEP 2012)

Potentially life-threatening postpartum complications in the mare can arise for up to two weeks after foaling. Read More

Limb Positioning for Assessing Joints via X Ray (AAEP 2012)

How a horse is positioned while X rays are taken significantly affects joint balance, researchers say. Read More