Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria

Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria

 

This is the only faculty where veterinarians are trained in South Africa. It started in 1920 with Sir Arnold Theiler as the first dean. For the first few decades the lecturers of the Faculty were also researchers at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute.

The following collections are available at the Faculty:

Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases digital collection

Arnold Theiler Collection (Dept. of Library Services)

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  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences. Section of Pathology (2013-05-29)
    Turning sickness or cerebral theileriosis is an uncommon aberrant form of infection by Theileria parva or Theileria taurotragi in which lymphoblasts parasitized by schizonts accumulate in cerebral vessels leading to ...
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences. Section of Pathology (2013-05-29)
    Turning sickness or cerebral theileriosis is an uncommon aberrant form of infection by Theileria parva or Theileria taurotragi in which lymphoblasts parasitized by schizonts accumulate in cerebral vessels leading to ...
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences. Section of Pathology (2013-05-29)
    Turning sickness or cerebral theileriosis is an uncommon aberrant form of infection by Theileria parva or Theileria taurotragi in which lymphoblasts parasitized by schizonts accumulate in cerebral vessels leading to ...
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences. Section of Pathology (2013-05-29)
    Turning sickness or cerebral theileriosis is an uncommon aberrant form of infection by Theileria parva or Theileria taurotragi in which lymphoblasts parasitized by schizonts accumulate in cerebral vessels leading to ...
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences. Section of Pathology (2013-05-29)
    Turning sickness or cerebral theileriosis is an uncommon aberrant form of infection by Theileria parva or Theileria taurotragi in which lymphoblasts parasitized by schizonts accumulate in cerebral vessels leading to ...
  • Unknown; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (2009-09-30)
    The small intestines are unopened. The numerous white foci, 1-2 mm in diameter each comprise an area in the mucosa where there is a severe infection of epithelial cells. The reddened, hyperaemic intestinal wall indicates ...
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences. Section of Pathology; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (2009-09-30)
    Microscopic appearance of coccidial oocysts in sheep faeces. Numerous round oocysts are present. The slide was prepared by the flotation technique of infected sheep faeces.
  • Unknown; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (2009-09-30)
    Severe infection of Eimeria sp. in the epithelial cells of the mucosa. It is a histological section of one of the white nodules seen macroscopically in some cases of coccidiosis in sheep.
  • Penzhorn, Barend Louis; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (2009-09-30)
    The liver is the seat of infection with the Eimeria stiedae parasite in rabbits. The photo show numerous white nodules in a rabbit liver. Each nodule comprises thousands of the various developmental stages of the organism.
  • Penzhorn, Barend Louis; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (2009-09-30)
    The worm egg measures about 80-85 by 40-45 in size so that one can obtain an idea of the relative sizes of the two for diagnostic purposes. The preparation is made by the flotation technique of sheep faeces.
  • Unknown; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (2009-07-02)
    This lesion is present to some degree in all cases of heartwater.
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (2008-11-14)
    The lesion, petechiation of the conjunctiva, is present in some cases of heartwater
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (2008-09-05)
    After being bitten by an infected tick E. ruminantium enters the animal in the saliva of the tick. Initial multiplication of the parasiteprobably takes place in cells of the lymph node regional to the tick bite from where ...
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2008-05-27)
    Amblyomma hebraeum is one of the tick vectors of heartwater which is an acute disease of cattle, goats, sheep and some wild ruminants caused by the rickettsia, Ehrlichia ruminantium (formely Cowdria ruminantium). Heartwater ...
  • Unknown; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2008-03-28)
    There are no clinical signs specific for trypanosomosis. The disease may be acute, sub-acute or chronic. Acute disease may be fatal after an illness lasting 2-6 weeks, or it may developed into the chronic phrase which may ...
  • Unknown; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2008-03-13)
    There are no clinical signs specific for trypanosomosis. The disease may be acute, sub-acute or chronic. Acute disease may be fatal after an illness lasting 2-6 weeks, or it may developed into the chronic phrase which may ...
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2008-03-03)
    Before new buildings of the Faculty of Veterinary Science were erected at Onderstepoort, there was a shortage of laboratory space for student practicals, so the Department of Parasitology "made a plan" and held them outside.
  • Penzhorn, Barend Louis; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2008-02-27)
    Trypanosoma brucei is a parasitic protist species and one of the important species which cause nagana or African animal trypanosomosis in human and animals in Africa. There are 3 sub-species of Trypanosoma brucei: T.b.brucei, ...
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2008-02-15)
    Professor Anna Verster was a well-known helminthologist with a particular interest in the tape worms (Cestodes) of domestic and wild animals. After earning her BSc and MSc degrees, she accepted a research post at the ...