Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc

Stacey Oke, DVM, MSC, is a freelance medical writer based out of Canada. Her areas of interest are nutrition, supplements and osteoarthritis, and she contributes to scientific journals, magazines, and tabloid publications. When not writing, Stacey whiles away her days with her husband and two children.

Articles by Stacey Oke

Researchers Use Models to Learn Why Equine Bodies Break

Using computational modeling, researchers can examine "what if" scenarios related to equine injuries. Read More

The Horse as a Model for Human Research

Equine disease research results could be used to investigate similar health conditions in humans. Read More

Breeding the Newly Retired or Competition Stallion

Owners can take several steps to ensure a successful transition from athletic to breeding performance. Read More

Scientist: Score Equine Pain with 'Research Pain Models'

Reliable equine pain models are required for testing the effectiveness of new or existing pain-killing drugs. Read More

Equine Physical Therapy and Electrical Stimulators

Sheila Schils, PhD, discusses electrotherapy's place in physical therapy and the different devices available. Read More

Nutraceuticals to Enhance Stallion Fertility?

Research has shown that some dietary changes have a beneficial effect on semen quality and stallion fertility. Read More

Green-Lipped Mussel Product Beneficial for Horses with OA

A green-lipped mussel-derived product could be useful for combating some signs of osteoarthritis in horses. Read More

Methodologies for Assessing Horses' Quality of Life Needed

Objective methods to help veterinarians address horses' quality of life have yet to be developed. Read More

Mosquito-Killing Laser to Prevent Equine Infectious Disease?

A new product--the mosquito laser--could help protect horses from infectious mosquito-borne diseases. Read More

The Science Behind Acupuncture

Exploring the evidence regarding the use of acupuncture in equine medicine. Read More

Equine Alternative Medicine Gaining Steam in Vet Schools

Alternative medicine coursework in equine veterinary education has increased about 30% in the past decade. Read More

Study: Permanently Avoiding Colic Impossible in Some Horses

Researchers discuss the first case in which surgery to permanently prevent a renosplenic entrapment failed. Read More

Risk Factors for Elimination During Endurance Rides Examined

Researchers examined which factors--such as lameness--prompt endurance horses' elimination from competition. Read More

Study: Pentoxifylline's Effect on Semen Quantity and Quality

Equine semen quality and quantity were not significantly improved with pentoxifylline administration. Read More

Study: Improved Owner Education Needed for Older Horse Care

Some important medical conditions are being overlooked by some owners and caretakers of geriatric horses. Read More

New Method for Collecting Equine Cerebrospinal Fluid Samples

Researchers determined a CSF tap can be performed on the horse's upper neck using ultrasound guidance. Read More

New Approach for Treating Horses with OCD Lesions

Cornell University researchers are examining the use of degradable pins for treating OCD lesions in horses. Read More

'Map' Airborne Particles in Barns to Minimize Airway Disease

Mapping airborne particles in horse barns could help minimize the risk and/or prevalence of airway disease. Read More

Nanoparticles to Diagnose, Treat Equine Medical Conditions?

Researchers evaluate the possibility of using nanoparticles to diagnose and treat some ailments. Read More

Myostatin Gene in Thoroughbreds: Further Research Completed

Researchers are working to understand the link between the myostatin gene and Thoroughbreds' racing potential. Read More

Stem Cell Homing: What Happens Post-Injection?

Researchers examine what stem cells do once inside the horse's body and whether they stay where they're put. Read More

Disease Prevalence in Older Horses Examined

Researchers examine the prevalence of disease and which ailments are most common in older horses. Read More

Emerging Osteoarthritis Therapies

Supplements, polysulfated glycosaminoglycans, and regenerative medicines are some approaches for treating OA. Read More

The Science Behind Equine Nutritional Supplements

Which equine nutritional supplements have the research to back up their claims? Read More

Common Reasons for Death in Older Horses Examined

Researchers examined the top reasons for death and euthanasia in older horses. Read More