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

Quarter Horse Genome Sequenced

Researchers recently finished sequencing the genome of an 18-year-old Quarter Horse mare called Sugar. Read More

2012 Horse Genome Workshop a Success

Program topics included the genetics involved in cribbing, equine genome comparisons, and more. Read More

Teaching Novice Stallions to Use a Dummy Mount (AAEP 2011)

The time required to train a stallion to use a dummy mount can range from few days to several weeks. Read More

New Deslorelin Formula Improves Pregnancy Rates (AAEP 2011)

A 1.8-mg dose of the deslorelin acetate formulation was safe and effective in inducing ovulation in mares. Read More

Regional Limb Perfusion for Distal Limb Injuries (AAEP 2011)

This procedure involves intravenous antibiotic delivery to the lower limb via a vein close to the trauma site. Read More

Proper Use of Antibiotics for Uterine Infections (AAEP 2011)

Ensure a bacterial infection that will respond to antibiotics is actually present before beginning treatment. Read More

Patella Infections in Foals Require Prompt Care (AAEP 2011)

Patella infections in foals, while uncommon, can result in prolonged and severe stifle joint infection. Read More

The Latest Insights into Managing Joint Disease in Horses

Topical anti-inflammatories, hyaluronic acid, and shock wave therapy are among the popular treatment options. Read More

Biosecurity Can Help Prevent Spread of EHV-1 Infections

It's never too late to implement biosecurity protocol to help protect horses from potentially fatal diseases. Read More

Control Placentitis to Minimize Late-Term Abortion Chances

Veteran broodmares are at risk of placentitis, partly due to anatomic changes from previous foalings. Read More

Causes of Red Urine in Horses Reviewed

Exercise-associated hematuria, urethral tears, and idiopathic renal hematuria are three less common causes. Read More

Managing Neck and Back Pain in Sport Horses

A thorough physical examination and tailored therapeutic approach can help relieve equine neck and back pain. Read More

Does Equine Hoof Shape Have an Effect on Soundness?

Certain hoof characteristics can be associated with chronic lameness, while others point to a sound horse. Read More

Diagnosis and Treatment of Kidney Diseases in Horses

Acute kidney injury, or compromised renal function, is often reversible if treated appropriately and promptly. Read More

Supplementation Strategies for Performance Horses

Performance horses need customized diets to meet their energy requirements, as hay alone likely won't suffice. Read More

Controlling Reproductive Behavior in Performance Mares

This must be broached delicately so it is reversible and doesn't impart any detrimental effects on fertility. Read More

Dysphagia in Horses Difficult to Diagnose

There are more than 100 possible causes for dysphagia--the inability to swallow--in horses. Read More

Top 5 Horse Health Resolutions to Keep in 2012

Find out if your horse health resolutions made TheHorse.com's top five New Year's resolutions. Read More

Understanding Epigenetics & Early Equine Fetal Development

Epigenetics explains inherited traits that might skip a generation or appear spontaneously. Read More

Human Behavior Changes Necessary to Improve Equine Welfare

Most welfare problems--which arise if "freedoms" are denied--are directly due to human behavior problems. Read More

Understanding Atypical Myopathy

Atypical myopathy--a sudden onset of acute muscle pain and damage--is related to pasture rather than exercise. Read More

One-Sided Runny Nose: Is Sinusitis to Blame?

Though there are many causes of runny noses in horses, one-sided nasal discharge is often caused by sinusitis. Read More

Diagnosing Equine Ataxia: Go Back to Basics

Go back to basics to understand what ataxia is and how to diagnose the cause for ataxia in affected horses. Read More

Challenges in Hydrating and Balancing Equine Electrolytes

Horses do not have the same drive to drink while competing as humans, one researcher explained. Read More

Not all Equine Heart Abnormalities are Abnormal

While some equine heart problems can be life- or career-threatening others typically don't impact performance. Read More