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

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

Tweaking Stem Cell Therapy Use in Horses (AAEP 2012)

Stem cell therapy has evolved rapidly as a treatment approach in equine veterinary medicine. Read More

Subfertile Mares Need Conscientious Monitoring (AAEP 2012)

One researcher describes how practitioners can monitor pregnant mares to minimize reproductive losses. Read More

Helping Pregnant Mares' Final Month be Fruitful (AAEP 2012)

One researcher says there are five major problems to consider during the final month of a mare's pregnancy. Read More

MRI to Evaluate Suspensory, Sesamoid Injuries (AAEP 2012)

Researchers say MRI is invaluable for identifying suspensory ligament lesions and sesamoid bone damage. Read More

Evaluating Joint Infections Using SAA Levels (AAEP 2012)

Researchers evaluated a new method that could help vets monitor joint infections' response to treatment. Read More

Study: Not All Equine Stem Cells Equal (AAEP 2012)

Choosing a specific stem cell source could maximize treatment efficacy, improving horses' recovery chances. Read More

Study: Acupuncture Doesn't Impact Ovulation (AAEP 2012)

Ovulation in healthy mares was not impacted by acupuncture in this study. Read More

Stem Cell Approach Ineffective for SDFT Injuries (AAEP 2012)

Researchers found no significant improvement in SDFT injuries treated with mesenchymal stem cells. Read More

Treating Fungal Infections in Mares (AAEP 2012)

Prompt diagnosis and treatment of fungal uterine infections are necessary for a positive outcome. Read More

Tips for Keeping Mares in Foal (AAEP 2012)

Proper and timely intervention can mean the difference between a live foal and a lost one. Read More

GI Drug Could be Useful for Equine Eye Exams (AAEP 2012)

N-butylscopolammonium bromide could be useful for helping veterinarians examine horses' eyes. Read More