Tendon injuries are an important cause of wastage in athletic horses, particularly (when injuries occur in) energy storing tendons–such as the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT)–which act like springs to contribute to movement.Read More
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, DVM, MSc
Results from a recent study on equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM)–a progressive neurological disease–identified three factors that increase a horse’s risk of infection: living with cats, use for Western performance or racing, and ageRead More
Researchers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada, recently published a study indicating that light-colored horses diagnosed with West Nile virus (WNV) might be more likely to succumb to the disease than theirRead More
Scientific studies performed over the past decade have demonstrated the widespread availability of poor quality and potentially unsafe dietary supplements for both human and animal consumption. These include supplements that:
- Do not Read More
Based on a recent retrospective study performed at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada, three major risk factors that are completely outside of a horse owner’s control contribute to the mortality rate of West NileRead More
Florida researchers reported that equine bacterial skin infections could be effectively treated with a topical “spot-on” gel instead of the traditional labor-intensive shampoos and long-term oral antibiotics.
Bacterial skin infections areRead More
Researchers from The Ohio State University recently reported that a new ligament reconstruction technique involving a tissue matrix product permits early ligament healing and helps to stabilize the damaged joint.
Ligaments functioRead More
Scottish researchers have discovered that neuropathic pain–damage to the sensory neurons innervating the foot–might play an import role in the chronic pain experienced by laminitic horses.
This finding could explain why horses withRead More
Researchers have found that administering fructan carbohydrates or dexamethasone might be a useful method to identify ponies at risk of developing laminitis. Their report was recently published in the Journal of the American VeterinaryRead More