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

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

'War Horse' Helps OEF Members Support Equine Welfare

The War Horse Welfare Education Fund will receive $10 from each ticked bought by an OEF member. Read More

'Pinch Grafting' for Equine Lower Limb Wounds (AAEP 2011)

Vets can perform pinch grafts easily in the field and as successfully as when using other types of grafting. Read More

A Closer Look at Treating Stifle Disease in Horses

Veterinarians treated horse stifle injuries with corticosteroid injections, stem cell approaches, and surgery. Read More

Identifying Genetic Disorders in Equine Embryos

According to Hinrichs, the team has achieved success rates greater than 97% in identifying genetic disorders. Read More

Processing High- and Low-Quality Semen in Horses (AAEP 2011)

Using cooled-shipped semen to breed mares is a common practice, but not all spermatozoa tolerate cooling well. Read More

Keeping Tabs on Equine Infectious Anemia

With neither cure nor vaccine in existence, veterinarians and researchers must supervise EIA closely. Read More

Delayed Suturing for Equine Lower Limb Wounds (AAEP 2011)

Delayed wound closure involves suturing wounds four to five days after injury. Read More

Alternative Treatment for "Roaring" in Horses (AAEP 2011)

Researchers recently assessed the feasibility of functional electrical stimulation in roarers. Read More

Granulation Tissue Management in the Horse (AAEP 2011)

Equine wounds need to be managed carefully to prevent the development of exuberant granulation tissue. Read More

New 'Cancer Vaccine' for Horses in the Works (AAEP 2011)

Researchers are testing a 'cancer vaccine' to determine if it might be a viable equine treatment option. Read More

Third Eyelid Removal in Horses: Options Compared (AAEP 2011)

Removal of the equine third eye lid using sedation and local anesthesia appears to be safe and effective. Read More

Spontaneous Quarter Crack? Check for Sheared Heels

One researcher says that it is very rare to see a spontaneous quarter crack not associated with sheared heels. Read More

Benefits of Casts for Severe Horse Limb Injuries (AAEP 2011)

An equine surgeon described an improved casting technique to reduce cast complications. Read More

Improved Test for Equine Ovarian Tumor Diagnosis (AAEP 2011)

A recent study showed anti-Mullerian hormone levels is a useful test for detecting granulosa cell tumors. Read More

Standing RLP in Horses Safe, Effective (AAEP 2011)

Regional limb perfusion can be performed safely, effectively, and comfortably without general anesthesia. Read More

New Treatment for Mare Endometritis Examined (AAEP 2011)

The buffered chelators had no deleterious effects on the endometrium or the establishment of pregnancy. Read More

New Test for Horses with Retained Testicles (AAEP 2011)

The team measured anti-Mullerian hormone in the blood to successfully diagnose chryptorchidism. Read More

Dexamethasone Use in Broodmares at Breeding Time (AAEP 2011)

A single dose of dexamethasone at breeding time did not appear to interfere with ovulation. Read More

Horse Racing Industry in Ontario Under Fire

If slots at racetracks are cut the racing industry will suffer irreparable harm, an industry member said. Read More

Suture Material Matters for Abdominal Incisions (AAEP 2011)

Researchers compared different suture materials' integrity for closing abdominal incisions from colic surgery. Read More

Suture Techniques for Intestines Compared (AAEP 2011)

The Lembert single layer pattern is faster, stronger, and less likely to impede the intestinal flow. Read More