Faculty Day Posters

Faculty Day Posters

 

A collection of posters presented at The Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Pretoria on Faculty Day which is held each year in spring at the Onderstepoort Campus. The posters are showcasing the research activities of staff and students at the Faculty.

Available posters
2015 2016

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  • Mangwiro, Nobert; Ganswindt, Andre; Fasina, Folorunso Oludayo; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Anatomy and Physiology; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Domestic pigs are subjected to farm management procedures, some of which might be perceived as causing stress and therefore may have welfare concerns. When confronted with a stressor, animals display a response that consists ...
  • Mahlobo, Bongiwe P.; Mokoena, F.; Matjila, P.T. (Paul Tshepo); Sibeko-Matjila, K.P. (Kgomotso Penelope); University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Life and Consumer Sciences (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Cattle theileriosis is infamous for hampering the economic development of south, central and east African countries due to exorbitant numbers of cattle mortalities. The disease is caused by Theileria parva, an important ...
  • McLean, Joanne Leslie; Lobetti, R.G. (Remo Giuseppe); Thompson, P.N. (Peter N.); Schoeman, Johan P.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept of Companion Animal Clinical Studies; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies; Bryanston Veterinary Hospital (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Feline hyperthyroidism is a disease of middle-aged to older cats that has shown a marked increase in worldwide incidence within the last three decades as well as a marked geographic variation in prevalence. The exact ...
  • Kolo, Francis Babaman; Conan, Anne; Henning, Alischa; Clift, Sarah; Knobel, Darryn Leslie; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies; Ross University. School of Veterinary Medicine (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Canine rabies can be successfully controlled in dogs through mass vaccination. In populations of free-roaming dogs in resource-limited settings, the maintenance of herd immunity through vaccination is challenged by the ...
  • Wolf, T.E.; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Burroughs, R.E.J. (Richard); Ganswindt, Andre; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa) live in a fission-fusion social system, characterized by the splitting and reunion of subgroups within a larger social network. Adult bulls show a roaming tactic to search for ...
  • Webster, A.B.; Burroughs, R.E.J. (Richard); Laver, Pete N.; Ganswindt, Andre; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    The leopard’s versatility as a generalist predator facilitates occupation of a wide range of habitats. Although protected areas are important for the conservation of this species, the majority of suitable leopard habitat ...
  • Tshuma, Takula; Fosgate, Geoffrey T.; Hamman, Robyn; Holm, D.E. (Dietmar Erik); University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    This study was performed to determine whether beef cows have an inherent ability to maintain their relative blood urea nitrogen (BUN) concentration when cattle are exposed to varying levels of dietary nitrogen ...
  • Mampa, M.S.; Mokoena, F.; Matjila, P.T. (Paul Tshepo); Sibeko, K.P. (Kgomotso Penelope); University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    The protozoan parasite Theileria parva is the causative agent of cattle theileriosis, a disease with a destructive impact on the agricultural economy through mortality and morbidity of affected cattle. In cattle, T. ...
  • Kleyn, Ellene; Crole, Martina Rachel; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-07-25)
    The avian eye is uniquely adapted and reflects some structural peculiarities in comparison to mammals. M. bulbi consists of four rectus, two oblique and two nictitating membrane muscles. These have been described in several ...
  • Aro, Abimbola O.; Dzoyem, Jean Paul; Eloff, Jacobus Nicolaas; McGaw, Lyndy Joy (Pretoria : University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Tuberculosis (TB), a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, remains a significant cause of death due to challenges associated with present chemotherapy. Coinfection with HIV also greatly increases the risk of ...
  • Van Sittert, Sybrand J.; Mitchell, Graham (Pretoria : University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. of Production Animal Studies, 2015-08-20)
    Giraffa sivalensis occurred during the Plio-Pleistocene and represents the terminal species of the genus in southern Asia. The holotype is a cervical vertebra of disputed anatomical location. Although there is also uncertainty ...
  • Van den Bergh, Carien; Coetzee, Peter; Venter, Estelle Hildegard (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, 2015-08-20)
    Bluetongue is a non-contagious economically important disease of domestic and wild ruminants. The disease is caused by the bluetongue virus (BTV), a double stranded segmented RNA virus transmitted by Culicoides midges ...
  • Petzer, Inge-Marie; Konaite, E.F.; Watermeyer, Johanna C.; Badenhorst, Renette; Mohapi, L.; Malekane, K.S.; Motau, M.C.; Ludike, R.; Karzis, Joanne (Pretoria : University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. of Production Animal Studies, 2015-08-20)
    This study of quarter and composite cow milk samples investigated the use of somatic cell count (SCC) as a diagnostic tool to test the validity of current SCC threshold of 200 000 cells/ml suggested by industry as ...
  • Petzer, Inge-Marie; Watermeyer, Johanna C.; Konaite, E.F.; Badenhorst, Renette; Mohapi, L.; Malekane, K.S.; Motau, M.C.; Ludike, R.; Karzis, Joanne (Pretoria : University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. of Production Animal Studies, 2015-08-20)
    This is an investigation into the validity of the somatic cell count (SCC) test as a diagnostic or survey tool to identify pathogen specific udder infections in cows when used on its own in composite cow milk samples.
  • Nel, Johannes J.; Kat, Cor-Jacques; Coetzee, Gert L. (Pretoria : University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. Companion Animal Clinical Studies, 2015-08-20)
    Biomechanical comparison of two internal spinal fixation techniques, applied to a surgically simulated complete spinal injury at L7-S1 was conducted. The study objective was to compare the stability provided by the two ...