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

Study: Modified Surgery for Roaring Treatment Effective

Study finds that modified version of laryngoplasty surgery is effective in treating roaring in horses. Read More

Study: Antibiotics Might Protect Horses during Transport

Study finds giving antibiotics before long-distance transport could reduce fever and decrease airway bacteria. Read More

Equine Emerging and Surging Diseases: What's on the Horizon?

Emerging and re-emerging diseases can devastate equine populations and cost the industry millions of dollars. Read More

Horse-Related Injuries Among Humans Evaluated

A recent study revealed a "disproportionately high accident rate" in humans working with and around horses. Read More

Study Shows Omeprazole Prevents Ulcers in Young Racehorses

A study confirms omeprazole can prevent gastric ulcer formation in young racehorses. Read More

Benefits of "Tapering" in Athletic Horses Studied

Researchers found that recovery periods during conditioning could improve horse training efficacy. Read More

Study Evaluates Exercise During Yearling Sales Preparation

Researchers collected information about health problems experienced by young horses being prepped for sale. Read More

The Science Behind Equine Nasal Strips

While some studies support the use of equine nasal strips, others have yielded less promising results. Read More

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