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  • Meyer, Leith; Donaldson, Ashleigh; Fuller, Andrea; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Van Blerk, Chris (2021-06-07)
    Recently, a team from the Faculty, in collaboration with the Brain Function Research Group (BFRG) at Wits University and the SANParks Veterinary Wildlife Services team, conducted research in the Kruger National Park to ...
  • University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Mnguni , Hlengiwe (2021-05-28)
    A University of Pretoria veterinary specialist has performed what is believed to be the first dynamic neuroprosthesis on a horse in South Africa. The patient, a two-year-old racing filly, suffered from respiratory noise ...
  • Van Blerk, Chris; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2021-05-05)
    Situated within the beautiful 1,000 hectare Umhloti Nature Reserve, 15 kilometres outside Nelspruit, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) South Africa Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Chimp Eden, is home to chimpanzees that have been ...
  • Van Blerk, Chris; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2021-04-27)
    The findings of a new research article published in the April edition of the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education form part of the Faculty's drive to improve practical skills training of our BVSc graduates in those ...
  • Lewis, Michelle; Van Blerk, Chris; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2021-04-03)
    To many people the thought of doing a post-mortem (also known as a necropsy) on a dead animal or carcass brings up negative thoughts such as blood, guts, grossness, bad smells and even nausea. So, it begs the question: Why ...
  • Kitshoff, Adriaan Mynhardt; Bester, Elge; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Mnguni , Hlengiwe (2021-03-04)
    Specialist veterinary surgeons at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH) in the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science conducted South Africa’s first partial knee replacement on a cat. They ...
  • Kitshoff, Adriaan Mynhardt; Elliott, Ross Christopher; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Mnguni , Hlengiwe (2021-02-15)
    Two University of Pretoria (UP) veterinary surgeons have performed life-saving heart surgery on two dogs by using a ground-breaking technique. This is a first in the 100-year history of the Faculty of Veterinary Science in ...
  • Van Blerk, Chris; Kansas State University; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2021-02-22)
    The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has announced the recipients of its annual awards that recognize professional excellence, achievement and service in academic veterinary medicine. Among these ...
  • Snelling, Ned; Meyer, Leith; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Mthembu, Zama (2021-02-24)
    Dr Ned Snelling, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy and Physiology and Prof Leith Meyer, Director of the Centre for Veterinary Wildlife Studies, both from the Faculty of Veterinary Science have just published a ...
  • Naidoo, Vinny; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Van Blerk, Chris (2021-01-31)
    Since the release of the first articles on the potential effectiveness of ivermectin, there have been several questions on the use of the cattle drug in people, since it is available over the counter as a veterinary drug. ...
  • Moerane, Rebone; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Mnguni , Hlengiwe (2021-01-18)
    As a veterinary professional with experience in disease control, I have been following the various measures implemented by the South African government as we attempt to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. It is ...
  • Michel, Anita; Hewlett, Jennie; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Mnguni, Hlengiwe (2020-11-26)
    Professor Anita Michel and Dr Jennie Hewlett, University of Pretoria (UP) researchers in the Faculty of Veterinary Science, have announced the start of vaccine trials for tuberculosis (TB) in African buffalo. Bovine ...
  • Menong, Tebogo; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (2020-11-20)
    Professor Gerhard Steenkamp, Head of the Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic at UP’s Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital, is featured in an Afrikaans children’s book that consists of 102 stories about South ...
  • Gower, Primarashni; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Mnguni, Hlengiwe (2020-08-21)
    If a wild animal is in distress anywhere in the country, veterinarian Dr Katja Koeppel, a senior lecturer in Wildlife at the University of Pretoria (UP), is likely to be called upon to help. As the go-to person who rescues ...
  • Gower, Primarashni; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Masombuka, Jimmy (2020-08-14)
    Dr Darshana Morar-Leather of UP’s Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases tell us about her various roles as senior lecturer, researcher, student supervisor, committee member, wife and mother. As part of UP’s Women’s ...
  • 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 ...