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

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

Researchers Compare Joint Injection Options

A comparison of triamcinolone and a triamcinolone/hyaluronic acid combo yielded "unexpected" results, researchers said. Read More

Consider SDFT Attachment Problems in Lame Horses

If a horse is hind-limb lame, consider issues where the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) attaches to the hock. Read More

Give Your Horse a Breath of Fresh Air This Winter

Consider these tips to help protect your horse's breathing zone and most effectively achieve optimal respiratory health. Read More

Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps. Read More

Using a 'Micro' Scope to Diagnose Equine Stifle Problems

Learn how vets are using an arthroscope that's 1.3 mm in diameter and 100 mm in length to evaluate stifle problems. Read More

Psyllium, Magnesium Sulfate's Sand Clearing Ability Studied

A psyllium/magnesium sulfate combination appears safe and effective for helping horses evacuate sand from their colons. Read More

'Inflamm-Aging,' Satellite Cells, and the Equine Athlete

Researchers are looking for ways to help aging equine athletes through so-called "satellite cells." Read More

Researchers Examine HERDA Horses' Eyes

Researchers have identified some important differences between the eyes of horses with and without HERDA. Read More

New Year's Resolutions for Maximizing Horse Health in 2015

Here are five ways to help your horse stay healthy and happy through the new year. Read More

Is Early Detection of Arthritis in Horses Finally a Reality?

Radiographs (X rays) and low-field MRI appear to be useful tools for diagnosing early-stage arthritis. Read More

Researchers Identify Corneal Dystrophy in Friesians

Corneal dystrophy in Friesians could have a genetic basis, but the condition responds well to appropriate treatment. Read More

Delay OCD Surgery for Optimal Racehorse Performance

When it comes to some OCD lesions, letting nature run its course might be the better option, researchers say. Read More

Can Tiludronate be Used in Horse Joints?

Researchers are working to better understand tiludronate's impact on horses' joint cartilage. Read More

It's All Foreign to Me

Find out which foreign animal diseases North American horse owners need to keep an eye on and why. Read More