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

Top 5 Horse Health Resolutions to Keep in 2012

Find out if your horse health resolutions made TheHorse.com's top five New Year's resolutions. Read More

Understanding Epigenetics & Early Equine Fetal Development

Epigenetics explains inherited traits that might skip a generation or appear spontaneously. Read More

Human Behavior Changes Necessary to Improve Equine Welfare

Most welfare problems--which arise if "freedoms" are denied--are directly due to human behavior problems. Read More

Understanding Atypical Myopathy

Atypical myopathy--a sudden onset of acute muscle pain and damage--is related to pasture rather than exercise. Read More

One-Sided Runny Nose: Is Sinusitis to Blame?

Though there are many causes of runny noses in horses, one-sided nasal discharge is often caused by sinusitis. Read More

Diagnosing Equine Ataxia: Go Back to Basics

Go back to basics to understand what ataxia is and how to diagnose the cause for ataxia in affected horses. Read More

Challenges in Hydrating and Balancing Equine Electrolytes

Horses do not have the same drive to drink while competing as humans, one researcher explained. Read More

Not all Equine Heart Abnormalities are Abnormal

While some equine heart problems can be life- or career-threatening others typically don't impact performance. Read More

Practical Tips for Managing Obese Horses and Ponies

The ideal way to manage an obese horse or pony is to prevent it from becoming obese in the first place. Read More

Equine Infectious Disease Control in Developing Countries

Disease control in developing countries must be cost-effective, practical, and acceptable to livestock owners. Read More

Gastric Ulcer Supplements for Horses Evaluated

Researchers noted no significant effects of treating horses with an anti-ulcerogenic supplement. Read More

Understanding Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can't be ignored, as it negatively impacts both a horse's physiology and his mental health. Read More

The Science Behind Rehab Therapy

In the right hands, these physical therapy methods can help rehabilitate injured horses. Read More

Joint Infection Risk and Other 2011 Sports Medicine Studies

One study evaluated the effects of needle size and clipping hair on debris found in joints after injection. Read More

Pay Homage to War Horses This Veteran's Day

Like many of our own ancestors, horses had no choice when they were called upon to serve in the World Wars. Read More

Neck, Back Mobilization Help Treat Equine Back Pain

Research has shown that performing carrot stretches can strengthen the muscles that stabilize a horse's back. Read More

Leg Weights Help Rehabilitate Hind Limb Gait Issues

Bracelets and leg weights strengthen and activate certain muscles to help improve hind end gait abnormalities. Read More

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