Faculty of Veterinary Science Web News

Faculty of Veterinary Science Web News

 

This collection contains news articles previously published on the Faculty of Veterinary Science web page and newsletters of departments and communities on campus.

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  • Van Blerk, Chris; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2020-06-09)
    The special patient aboard the helicopter was Makokou, a 34-year-old male Western lowland gorilla from the Johannesburg Zoo who was airlifted to Onderstepoort for a CT scan of his nasal passages. The Johannesburg ...
  • Van Blerk, Chris; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2020-05-14)
    An important week-long international visit in February to the Faculty’s In Vitro Fertility Laboratory (IVF) has paved the way for more extensive collaboration with San Diego Zoo Global as part of the International Rhino ...
  • Gower, Primarashni; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Mnguni , Hlengiwe (2020-04-30)
    Dr Zandile Mbonxa was terrified of animals as a child and never had pets – but despite this she recently qualified as a veterinarian when she was awarded a degree from the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Veterinary ...
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Exotic Leather Research Centre; Exotic Leather SA; South Africa. Department of Trade and Industry (2020-04)
    The specific topic for this edition is "Electrical stunning – an essential management tool for crocodile farmers". Prof Gerry Swan prepared a short summary of the e-stunning research and farm investigations. The ELRC is ...
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Van Blerk, Chris (2020-04-22)
    Prof Gareth Bath, emeritus professor of the Faculty of Veterinary Science and chairperson of the Livestock Welfare Coordinating Committee (LWCC) was recently awarded the 2020 Global Animal Welfare Award by the World ...
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Exotic Leather Research Centre; Exotic Leather SA; South Africa. Department of Trade and Industry (2020-03)
    The ELRC is involved with numerous national and international crocodile research projects. The idea is to forward relevant information, every month, through this newsletter, to the crocodile farmers in South Africa. We ...
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Van Blerk, Chris (2020-03-19)
    The COVID-19 disease was caused by the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus and it was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 11 March 2020. It has now spread to all continents. Amidst widespread uncertainty ...
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Nkonyane, Buyi (2019-11-13)
    Research led by Professor Roger Seymour at the University of Adelaide, in collaboration with Dr Edward Snelling from the University of Pretoria’s Department of Anatomy and Physiology in the Faculty of Veterinary Science; ...
  • Van Blerk, Chris; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2020-03-06)
    The Faculty's new wildlife clinic that was officially opened today by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Prof Tawana Kupe already housed a few interesting patients but recently the facility ...
  • Gower, Primarashni; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Mnguni , Hlengiwe (2020-03-06)
    The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Veterinary Science opened a dedicated wildlife clinic at its Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH) on Friday, 6 March. The Faculty is the only one of its kind in the ...
  • Panyane, Masego; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Mnguni , Hlengiwe (2020-03-05)
    The Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria (UP) is one of the leading partners in the Erasmus+ ELEPHANT project which will boost the capacity of the participating partner institutions in solving complex ...
  • Gower, Primarashni; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Mnguni , Hlengiwe (2020-02-19)
    The University of Pretoria’s  Faculty of Veterinary Science recently celebrated a century of veterinary education in South Africa. Established by Professor Sir Arnold Theiler, a Swiss veterinarian in 1920, the first intake ...
  • Gower, Primarashni; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Mnguni , Hlengiwe (2020-02-05)
    The University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science is celebrating its centenary this year. Dean Professor Vinny Naidoo tells Primarashni Gower how Africa’s top vet school was established.
  • Delport, Piet; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Mnguni , Hlengiwe (2020-04-01)
    I know many animal friends will read this when their human parents are not at home and will wonder why their human parents do not take them to Onderstepoort. Maybe their parents think they are not allowed to go to Onderstepoort ...
  • Michel, Anita; Jonker, Annelize; Crafford, Jan Ernst; Kgasi, Alfred; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Van Blerk, Chris (2019-11-26)
    In 2018 the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort embarked on enriching the skills base of newly qualified veterinarians by developing a one-week training course to diagnose bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis. ...
  • De Bruin, Louise; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Mnguni, Hlengiwe (2019-10-11)
    The University of Pretoria (UP) has joined forces with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to successfully develop a vaccine against avian influenza using tobacco plants, bypassing the many biosafety ...
  • Gower, Primarashni; Mnguni, Hlengiwe; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2019-09-06)
    It was a double celebration in the Kolo household when husband and wife Francis and Agatha graduated from the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Veterinary Science this week with PhDs in Veterinary Science.
  • Gower, Primarashni; Nkonyane, Buyi; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2019-04-24)
    Two graduates from the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Veterinary Science recently shared with Primarashni Gower why veterinary practice is in their blood.
  • Van Blerk, Chris; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2019-08-07)
    "Twitter adds a new dimension to the Faculty's endeavours to be more visible locally as well as globally and provides impetus to creating more effective mechanisms to deliver up to date news, interesting content and relevant ...
  • Gower, Primarashni; Mnguni, Hlengiwe; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2019-09-04)
    Two University of Pretoria (UP) veterinarians saved the life of a 5.5-ton elephant at Poznan Zoo in Poland, by performing a surgical extraction of his damaged tusk. Ninio, an African elephant, suffered a severe infection ...

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