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

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

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