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 (2017-10-11)
    In what is known to be a first of its kind, Dr Gerhard Steenkamp and Dr Katja Koeppel from the Onderstepoort Faculty of Veterinary Science in South Africa together with a maxillofacial surgeon, Dr Frits Hoogendijk succeeded ...
  • De Bruin, Louise; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Meyer, Martha (2017-09-20)
    Giraffes, like so many species in Africa, are under threat. While scientifically inaccurate cultural beliefs exist which claim that lion bone, rhino horn and pangolin scales have health benefits for humans, certain cultures ...
  • Van Blerk, Chris; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2017-10-10)
    The event which took place on 4 and 5 October was organised by the Faculty of Veterinary Science (Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases) and the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale of Abruzzo and Molise "G.Caporale", ...
  • Van Blerk, Chris; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Nkonyane, Buyisiwe (2018-05-24)
    A SARChI Research Chair has been awarded to Prof Celia Abolnik of the Faculty of Veterinary Science. This is the first Chair relevant to veterinary science to be awarded in the history of the Faculty. Prof Abolnik is the ...
  • Van Blerk, Chris; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2018-05-24)
    The Faculty’s Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning, Prof Dietmar Holm was honoured by the Council on International Veterinary Medical Education (C.I.V.M.E.) who invited him to accept a core member position until March 2021 ...
  • Van Blerk, Chris; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2018-05-18)
    An important delegation from the University of Namibia (UNAM) visited the Faculty of Veterinary Science’s Onderstepoort Campus on 17 and 18 May. The delegation was led by the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) of UNAM, ...
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Meyer, Martha (2017-10-11)
    The drug known as carprofen, which was found to be toxic to vultures, belongs to the same family of drugs as diclofenac and meloxicam. In South Asia, the frequent and widespread use of diclofenac to treat cattle and buffalo ...
  • De Bruin, Louise; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Molefe, Madikobe (2018-06-20)
    The Faculty of Veterinary Science’s Department of Anatomy and Physiology has taken a simple, but incredibly progressive step towards protecting the health of staff and students by reducing their exposure to human carcinogenic ...
  • Van Blerk, Chris; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Swanepoel, Marinda (2017-10-13)
    In what is regarded as a first of its kind, a group of South African veterinarians, together with a maxillofacial surgeon, succeeded in surgically lengthening the misaligned jaw of an adult male chimpanzee. Claude, a ...
  • Chetty, Deborah Jemima; Mitchison, Tyla; Carrim, Uzair; Van Blerk, Chris; Brits, Nydia-lee; Uys, Anja; Adams, Jennifer; Michaelides, Luke; Nsele, Lulama; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2018-02-28)
    This is why / Deborah Jemima Chetty -- Primary Horse Care Community Engagement Project / Tyla Mitchison -- VETSCO ventures to Winterveld / Uzair Carrim -- Dr Eugene Machimana receives 2018 EASA Postgraduate Medal: Doctoral ...
  • Smalberger, Mareli; Hollenbach, Elza; Van heerden, Melyssa; Van Wyk, Ivan; Venter, Anke; Smit, Lindi; Greeff, Carrea; Domenico, Samantha; Buongiorno, Fladia; Teffu, Lesego; Machimana, Eugene; Millar, Kenja-Lee; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2018-01-26)
    Community education on small scale chicken farming / Mareli Smalberger -- Hluvukani experience / Elza Hollenbach, Melyssa van Heerden, Ivan van Wyk and Anke Venter -- Community engagement in stormy Cape Town / Lindi Smit, ...
  • Naidu, Vianca; Oodit, Sarah; Jacobs, Angelique; Spamer, Stephan; Woychieh, Xanthe; Moosa, Haseena; Holliday, Jozaan; Taylor, Graham; Bopape, Masa; Meyer, Bevin; Basson, Jana; Berg, Roelof; Jordaan, Aninca; Masiya, Motheo; McGee, Vicky; Mootu, Mbapeua; Machimana, Eugene; Di Sibio, Carina; Makgato, Ali; Van Blerk, Chris; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2017-11-22)
    Horsing around in Orange Farm / Vianca Naidu, Sarah Oodit, Angelique Jacobs, Stephan Spamer and Xanthe Woychieh -- Rabies prevention, one child at a time! / Haseena Moosa, Jozaan Holliday, Graham Taylor and Masa Bopape ...
  • Styles, Caron; Van Zyl, Joanet; Wright, Jonathan; Reabow, Kaitlyn; Barnard, Marianca; Naidoo, Venecia; Chiloane, Khutso; Botha, Jodi; Van As, Benjamin; Swart, Hermanus; Stadler, Johann; Odendaal, Jeanine; Swanepoel, Cherise; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2017-11)
    Community engagement project implemented in collaboration with Edendale primary School / Caron Styles -- Working hand and paw to prevent rabies / Joanet van Zyl, Jonathan Wright, Kaitlyn Reabow, Marianca Barnard and Venecia ...
  • Griessel, Theunis; Bekayeke, Mzwanele; Scheepers, Elrien; Loader, Keagan; Olivier, Bianca; Bulube, Masivuye; Van Aswegen, Philippus; Pepu, Songezo; Christians, Vernon; Els, Andre; Joselowitz, Jordan; Semenya, Karabo; JouberT, Ramoni; Flax, Jayde; Brand, Mareli; Seery, Erin; Van der Westhuizen, Liane; Moola, Muhammed; Coetzer, Annelie; Nel, Johannes; Reddy, Prioshan; Laing, Sinead; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2017-09)
    Adventuring with elephants / Theunis Griessel and Mzwanele Bekayeke -- OP Skills Laboratory donate conference bags / Elrien Scheepers -- Using the youth to change a community / Keagan Loader, Bianca Olivier, Masivuye Bulube, ...
  • De Bruin, Louise; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Heyl, Ansa (2017-03-31)
    Rabies is a fatal viral disease that affects both humans and other mammals, causing inflammation of the brain. The disease spreads when an infected animal scratches or bites another animal or human that has not been ...
  • Van Blerk, Chris; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2017-04-07)
    The Faculty of Veterinary Science has reason to be proud with another 12 successful new PhD graduates who were awarded their doctoral degrees today at the autumn graduation ceremony of the University of Pretoria. The ...
  • Van Blerk, Chris; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2017-04-03)
    The 2017 InVeST - International Veterinary Simulation in Teaching – conference from 10 to 12 April 2017 is hosted by the Skills Laboratory of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria. Hosting the conference ...
  • De Bruin, Louise; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Van Blerk, Chris (2017-07-11)
    It can reach a speed of 100km/h in just three seconds, is extremely light in weight and aerodynamically streamlined, and can cover nine metres in just one stride at almost four strides per second. For more than half of ...
  • Van Blerk, Chris; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2017-04-11)
    The University Social Responsibility Network (USR Network/USRN) was inaugurated on 9 October 2015 in Hong Kong. It places emphasis on collaboration, coalition and networking among members and with other networks and ...
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Van Blerk, Chris (2017-06-23)
    The World Organisation for Animal Health has approved a South African developed diagnostic test for African horse sickness (AHS), a potentially deadly horse disease. Previously, results for the test for this disease took ...

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