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

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

Researchers Examine Link Between Obesity, Laminitis, and EMS

Is inflammation involved in chronic laminitis development in horses with equine metabolic syndrome? Read More

Shock Wave Therapy and PSGAGs: Effects on Arthritis

Researchers recently investigated how certain arthritic joint tissues respond to treatments such as shock wave Read More

Understanding Growth Factors in Regenerative Medicine

A better understanding of the growth factors require for tissue healing could enhance stem cells' efficacy. Read More

Optimize Platelet-Rich Plasma for Best Results

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is becoming a common regenerative medical therapy for treating a wide range of Read More

NDM-1: A New Superbug?

New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) is an enzyme capable of neutralizing antibiotics. Researchers have Read More

Adverse Reactions to Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is one of the most discussed regenerative therapies in the horse health community today, and Read More

Study Examines Stem Cells' Efficacy in Racehorses

A published study examining the effects of stem cell therapy in superficial digital flexor tendinopathy. Read More

Blood Test Could Predict Intestinal Obstructions

The blood level of a specific enzyme could indicate a strangulated intestine at presentation, allowing quicker Read More

Vapocoolant Spray Reduces Joint Injection Pain

Applying a vapocoolant spray before joint injections appears to decrease anticipation of pain and actual pain Read More

Researchers Explore Treating Arthritis at Molecular Level

Researchers are examining a promising genetic lab approach to curing osteoarthritis (OA) in horses. Read More