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

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

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

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