Oral presentations: Sir Arnold Theiler Memorial Lecture : "What makes an excellent Faculty of Veterinary Medicine?" / Prof dr AWCA Cornelissen -- The role of insulin in the blood glucose perturbations seen in canine babesiosis / P Rees, JP Schoeman -- Evidence of a novel Babesia parasite in a domestic cat in South Africa / A-M Bosman, JCA Steyl, MC Oosthuizen, EH Venter, BL Penzhorn -- Serial daily serum thyrotropin, thyroxine and free thyroxine in puppies with severe
parvoviral diarrhea / JP Schoeman, ME Herriage -- Mandibular salivary gland sialoadenosis in dogs infected with Spirocerca lupi: A retrospective study / LL van der Merwe -- Clinicopathological differences between dogs with benign and malignant spirocercosisinduced oesophageal nodules / E Dvir, RM Kirberger, V Mokarera, LL van der Merwe, SJ Clift -- The prevalence of blood parasites in South African felids / A-M Bosman, EH Venter, BL Penzhorn -- Molecular characteristics of a Theileria sp. isolated from dogs in South Africa / PT Matjila, AL Leisewitz, MC Oosthuizen, F Jongejan, BL Penzhorn -- Characterization of South African Theileria equi and Babesia caballi isolates based on 18S rRNA gene sequences / R Bhoora, E Zweygarth, AJ Guthrie, L Franssen, F Jongejan, MC Oosthuizen, BL Penzhorn, NE Collins -- Molecular detection of Ehrlichia ruminantium variants which do not cause heartwater found in areas of southern Africa free of heartwater and Amblyomma hebraeum ticks / MTEP Allsopp, MF van Strijp, E Faber, AI Josemans, BA Allsopp -- Extensive recombination occurs in the field between different genotypes of Ehrlichia ruminantium / MTEP Allsopp, BA Allsopp -- Diclofenac: A molecular mechanism of toxicity / V Naidoo, GE Swan -- Induction of in vitro angiogenesis in bovine endothelial cells and the effect of Paclitaxel on neovessel formation / P Mabeta, MS Pepper -- Development of botanicals with insect repellent and toxicant properties for control of tick infestations / KG Mawela, D Luseba, JN Eloff, S Magano -- Anthelmintic activity of the crude methanol extract of Xylopia aethiopica against Nippostrongylus brasiliensis in rats / MM Suleiman, M Mamman, YO Aliu, JO Ajanusi -- Antidiarrhoeal activity of the methanol extract of Annona senegalensis Pers. (Annonaceae) / MM Suleiman, T Dzenda, CA Sani -- An update on the 2007 Onderstepoort Feedlot Challenge / DE Holm -- Effect of lumpy skin disease virus in bull semen on in vitro embryo production / PC Irons, I Luther, K Ebersohn, A Bosman, CH Annandale, Evan Wilpe, B Colenbrander, EH Venter -- Effect of the acidic buffer 2-[N-morpholino] ethanesulfonic acid (MES) on bull semen / I Luther, E Botha, D Gerber -- The value of reproductive tract scoring as a predictor of fertility and production outcomes in beef heifers / DE Holm, PN Thompson, PC Irons -- The isolation and characterization of a Babesia bovis stock for potential use in immunization / C Olds, A Latif, N Collins, E Zweygarth -- Variable number of tandem repeat genotyping of Mycobacterium bovis: evaluation of the epidemiological relevance and comparison with IS6110 RFLP and spoligotyping / C Allix, K Walravens, C Saegerman, J Godfroid, P Supply, M Fauville-Dufaux -- A census survey of Western Cape ostrich farms to identify risk factors associated with
seropositivity to H5 avian influenza virus / PN Thompson, M Sinclair, B Ganzevoort -- The occurrence of antimicrobial drug resistance in enteric bacteria from exposed poultry abattoir workers and broilers fed antimicrobial growth promoters / JW Oguttu, CM Veary, JA Picard -- Neurocysticercosis: A possible cause of epileptiform fits in people residing in villages served by the Bethanie clinic in the North West Province / SN Manolo, CM Veary.
Poster presentations: Microscopic comparison of mammalian blood platelets / L du Plessis -- Serial daily blood lactate concentrations in puppies with parvoviral diarrhea / M van Schoor, JP Schoeman -- Serial plasma glucose concentrations in canine bite wound cases / CJ du Plessis, PN Thompson, JP Schoeman -- Assessment of adrenal function in cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) / LS Koster, JP Schoeman, DGA Meltzer -- Survey on filariosis of domestic cats in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa / EV Schwan, WB Hyman -- Effect of altitude on venous proinflammatory cytokine production in Thoroughbred racehorses with exercise-induced pulmonary heamorrhage / MN Saulez, J Godfroid, A Bosman, KW Hinchcliff, JL Stiltner, CC Breathnach, DW Horohov -- New perspectives on the bacteriology and antimicrobial susceptibility .of the bacteria of infected and non-infected dog bite wounds / B Meyers, JP Schoeman, A Goddard, E Seakamela, JA Picard -- Mapping of antigenic sites on a SAT2 foot-and-mouth disease virus using a chicken antibody phage display library / PA Opperman, FF Maree, J Theron, W Vosloo -- Genetic diversity of South African Theileria parva isolates / KP Sibeko, N Collins, M Oosthuizen, D Geysen -- Towards a recombinant vaccine for heartwater / N Thema, A Pretorius, J Liebenberg, M van Klee -- Investigating the role of cellular receptors in foot-and-mouth disease virus adaptation to in vitro growth / M Chitray, B Blignaut, FF Maree, W Vosloo -- Determination of buffalo and giraffe heart weights / S van Sitter!, G Mitchell, JD Skinner, CH Moeller, OL van Schalkwyk -- Correlation between tetracycline resistance in Escherichia coli isolated from impala (Aepycerus melampus) and E. coli isolated from their water source / V Mariano, JA Picard, CME McCrindle, B Gummow, B Cenci-Goga -- Ultrastructure of the interstitial vasculature of the ostrich testis / MZJ Elias, JT Soley, TA Aire -- Present trends in udder health and emerging mastitogenic pathogens in South African dairy herds / I-M Petzer, J Karzis, JC Watermeyer, TJ van der Schans, R van Reenen, I de Goede.
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