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

What's Lurking in Your Forage?

From toxins and molds to opossum droppings and animal carcasses, forage can contain a variety of harmful contaminants. Read More

New Drug for Insulin-Resistant Horses in Development

Scientists are investigating an active pharmaceutical ingredient called NP-500 with studies in horses. Read More

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Could Benefit Horses With Osteoarthritis

Recent study results support the hypothesis that omega-3s could modify a joint's response to inflammation. Read More

Is Omeprazole Safe for Horses' Bones?

Short-term omeprazole administration had no impact on horses' blood calcium levels or bone mineral content or density. Read More

Foot Pain in Horses: More Than Meets the Hoof

The horse's lower limb is subject to a multitude of injuries that can baffle even the most veteran veterinarians. Read More

Bone Chips in Horses: Why, Where, and What to Do

Bone chips can be a proper pain in the joint; learn where and why they happen and when they need to be removed. Read More

Novel Equine Deworming Principles, Procedures in the Works

Researchers are working to help us better evaluate and manage parasites in the face of anthelmintic resistance. Read More

How Does Light Impact Horses?

Light drives the internal clocks of all organisms. Here's how it impacts horses, from broodmares to equine athletes. Read More

Hoof Radiographs: More Than Meets the Eye

Something on the X rays looks a bit off--is it significant or of no consequence? It depends on what you find. Read More

Diagnosing Colic in a 'FLASH'

Learn how vets use a technique called FLASH, a targeted abdominal ultrasound examination, to diagnose colic. Read More

Are Plant-Based Horse Vaccines on the Horizon?

Horses might someday be able to consume plant-based products designed to prevent and fight infections, researchers say. Read More

Are Horses Vaccinated Against Influenza Still Susceptible?

Researchers found that of 239 horses that tested positive for equine influenza virus, 84 had been vaccinated. Read More

How to Protect Horses From Lyme Disease

Some ticks can carry and transmit the bacteria that causes Lyme disease to horses. Here's what you should remember. Read More

Some Stallion Voices More Attractive to Mares Than Others

Stallions with low-pitched whinnies were more fertile and more attractive to mares than those with high-pitched voices. Read More

New Treatments for Upward Fixation of the Patella Needed

Just 50% of owners were satisfied with the outcome of the current surgical treatment for upward fixation of the patella. Read More

Study Confirms Euthanasia in Horses is Quick, Humane

Does humane euthanasia really stand up to its name? One research team believes it does. Read More

Researchers Working to Develop New Strangles Vaccines

Researchers tested whether a novel S. equi vaccine could better prime a vaccinated horse's immune response. Read More

Researchers Confirm IgG Values for Predicting Foal Survival

Foals with IgG levels lower than 800 mg/dL are more likely to die than those with levels greater than 800 mg/dL. Read More

Novel Use for the 'Tie Forward' Procedure in Horses

Often used to treat dorsal displacement of the soft palate, the technique also appears useful for treating dysphagia. Read More

Murray Valley Encephalitis in Horses: What We Know

Learn about this uncommon, but often deadly, virus and its impact on infected horses in Australia. Read More

Study Evaluates Horseshoes, Track Type, Thoroughbred Safety

Researchers examined the loading rates on a hoof of a galloping horse wearing different aluminum racing shoes. Read More

Double Trouble: Multiple Ovulations in Mares

Researchers recently evaluated multiple ovulations and how vets can detect them and, thus, prevent twin pregnancies. Read More

New Technology for Wound Repair Follow-Up in Horses

Researchers tested two approaches that could help them monitor wound size and the healing process more easily. Read More

Researchers Study Bit-Induced Trauma

Bits that do not fit properly, are aggressive, or used incorrectly can cause damage to horses' mouths, researchers said. Read More

Soak Away Your Hay's Hidden Dangers

Certain hays and horses don't marry well. Here's how to modify your forage. Read More