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

Researchers Study the Genetics of Trainability

Scientists found a gene that could identify superior tractability, or how easily a horse can be trained or controlled. Read More

Regenerative Therapy Trends and Techniques in Horses

Veterinarians share their thoughts on stem cells, IRAP, and platelet-rich plasma. Read More

Study Identifies Genetic Risk Factors for Equine Abortions

This is the first study to identify a potential genetic, rather than environmental, cause for foal loss in mares. Read More

Could SAA Testing Reveal Specific Injuries in Racehorses?

Soft tissue damage resulted in a larger increase in SAA levels than bone and joint injuries, researchers found. Read More

Long-Haul Transport and Horse Health Risks

Long-distance transport poses risks for horse health and welfare that should not be taken lightly, researchers found. Read More

Mares Can Get Back in Foal Easily Following Induced Abortion

The overall pregnancy rate in this study was 90% and, on average, mares got back in foal about 45 days after abortion. Read More

Placental Blood Flow Changes in Laminitic Pregnant Mares

Chronically laminitic mares developed potentially detrimental changes in uterine blood flow during pregnancy. Read More

A Look at Equine Recurrent Uveitis and Leptospirosis

Researchers believe pathogenic forms of Leptospira bacteria are associated with more than 60% of ERU cases. Read More

Interspecies Health Threats: Is Your Horse at Risk?

Discover what diseases your horse can catch from other animals, big and small. Read More

Scientists Fine-Tune Embryo Freezing Methods for Fertility

Researchers are hoping to make the preferred embryo freezing procedure available to more breeders. Read More

A Review of the Many Faces of Placentitis

Placentitis can wreak havoc for mare owners, so it's important for vets to have a good understanding of the condition. Read More

Tips for Maintaining Senior Horses' Weight

Learn how to alter senior horses' diets to maximize health and longevity in the face of common health issues. Read More

Practical In-House Epididymal Semen Collection

Cryopreserved epididymal sperm can be valuable if a stallion will be castrated or if he dies unexpectedly. Read More

Stallion Reproductive Disorders: Focus on Hemospermia

Reproductive tract injuries can result in the presence of blood in a stallion's ejaculate, called hemospermia. Read More

Pain Management Options for Laminitis, Foals, and More

Veterinarians share their experiences in delivering pain management and discuss the pros and cons of various drugs. Read More

Feeding Horses Before Laparoscopic Surgery

Fasting horses before laparoscopic surgery decreases the amount of gas in the intestines, which can prove beneficial. Read More

Equine Sleep Patterns from A to Zzzzzzzzz

Have you ever wondered if your horse is getting enough sleep? Here's what you need to know. Read More

AAEP Convention Day 4: Do or Die in a Day

Our veterinary-reporter on the ground shares tidbits from AAEP Day 4. Read More

AAEP Convention Day 3: A Formal Apology to Dr. Ann Dwyer

Monday's 6 a.m. Sunrise Session on uveitis came a little early for our sleep-starved veterinary reporter. Read More

AAEP Convention Day 2: Who Needs Sleep?

Our vet-on-the-ground gives a look at her round-the-clock experience at the AAEP Convention. Read More

What Happens in Vegas Ends Up Posted on The Horse

Day 1: Our regular veterinary contributor shares her game plan for getting the most out of the 2015 AAEP Convention. Read More

Are Dietary Fibrolytic Enzymes Helpful for Horses?

Adding supplementary fibrolytic enzymes to horses' diets could help maximize digestibility and nutrient utilization. Read More

Researchers Evaluate Tests to Detect Heart Damage

Scientists found that two blood tests were able to distinguish between healthy horses and those with myocardial disease. Read More

Do Current EMS Treatments Work?

Current treatment options can be successful but only with sufficient veterinary support and advice, researchers found. Read More

Horses Helping Veterans: Yesterday and Today

From being stationed on battlefields to serving soldiers returning home, horses have a long history with the military. Read More