Sessions: 1. Piscivory does not cause pansteatitis (yellow fat disease) in Oreochromis mossambicus from an African sub-tropical reservoir / J Dabrowski-- 2. Comparison of electrical stunning with manual capture in farmed Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) by monitoring stress-related physiological parameters / S Pfitzer -- 3. Tremors in the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) during chemical immobilization / SS de Lange -- 4. Clinical anatomy of the cloaca and spinal venous sinus of the Nile crocodile / JG Myburgh -- 5. Treatment of radius and tibia fractures in wild antelope utilizing external fixation / FJ Venter -- Sir Arnold Theiler Memorial Lecture: Prof Louis J. Guillette Jr., "Predisposition for health or disease: The ‘new’ genetics of environmental health" -- 6. Catastrophic distal forelimb musculoskeletal injuries associated with racetracks in Gauteng, South Africa from 1998-2012 / KE Spargo -- 7. A comparison between juvenile pubic symphysiodesis and juvenile pubic symphysectomy: a one-year follow-up / FJ Venter -- 8. Effect of intravenous lidocaine on the minimum infusion rate of alfaxalone in goats / PS Ndawana -- 9. Comparison of anaesthetic induction and recovery characteristics of diazepam-ketamine combination to propofol alone; in healthy dogs undergoing orchidectomy / JP Ferreira -- 10. Molecular characterization of vaccine candidates from Anaplasma marginale strains in South Africa -- P Hove -- 11. Molecular detection of Anaplasma marginale and Anaplasma subspecies centrale in cattle in South Africa / E Chaisi-- 12. Sensitivity and specificity of rRT-PCR, histopathology, and immunohistochemistry for the detection of Rift Valley fever virus in naturally-infected cattle and sheep / L Odendaal -- 13. Molecular detection of an Anaplasma sp strain in domestic dogs in Mnisi, South Africa / AO Kolo -- 14. Identification of Peste-Des-Petits Ruminants Virus (PPRV) Asian lineage IV in Nigeria and co-circulation with PPRV lineage II / TY Woma -- 15. Cytotoxicity of diplodiatoxin, dipmatol and diplonine, metabolites synthesized by Stenocarpella maydis / MG Masango -- 16. Investigation of the inflammatory immune response in dogs naturally infected with Babesia rossi, using flow cytometry / Y Rautenbach -- 17. Dynamics of an owned, free-roaming dog population: implications for rabies control / DL Knobel -- 18. The Mnisi Community Programme 2009-2013: An overview of the first five years of the Programme, its relevance to the Faculty, and its future vision / J van Rooyen -- 19. Developing a multiple criteria decision analysis tool to assess the control of foot-and-mouth disease in South Africa / LC Roberts -- 20. Leaf extracts of selected Anacardiaceae trees had excellent antimycobacterial activity and contained several antimycobacterial compounds / PN Kabongo -- 21. An overview of the pathology, epidemiology, and ecological physiology of infections of a novel Mycobacterium species, M. mungi, in its only known host, the banded mongoose / PN Laver -- 22. Screening of banded mongooses (Mungos mungo) in the Kruger National Park formycobacterial infection / AC Brüns -- 23. Distribution of Bacillus anthracis genotypes in Kruger National Park in South Africa / MB Ledwaba -- 24. An Investigation into infection by Intracellular parasites and Bacillus anthracis in blood smears in the Kruger National Park in 2010 / A Hassim.
Poster presentations: P1. Antimicrobial activity of berries, leaves, barks and roots of the edible plant Grewia flava against four enteric pathogens / MS Lamola, FS Botha, C Van Wyk -- P2. Blowflies as potential vectors of Bacillus anthracis in the Kruger National Park / L Basson, EH Dekker, H van Heerder, W Beyer, J Rossouw -- P3. Characterization of Bacillus anthracis using Multiple Locus Variable Number of Tandem Repeat Analyses (MLVA) for the typical African laboratory / A Hassim, Y Hauck, J Rossouw, G Vergnaud and H van Heerden -- P4. Determining adrenocortical activity as a measure of stress in male giraffes (Giraffa camelopardis) / TE Wolf, ASW Tordiffe, A Ganswindt -- P5. Eleven-year antibiotic resistance profiles of taphylococcus aureus in dairy herds across southern Africa / T.J van der Schans, J Karzis, IM Petzer -- P6. Epidemiology of bluetongue virus in Mnisi, Mpumalanga / J Steyn, GJ Venter, P Coetzee, EH Venter -- P7. Exposure of lions to classical rabies virus and Mokola virus in provincial and private game reserves in Mpumalanga province / SL Kejelepula, M van Vuuren, B Reininghaus and CT Sabeta -- P8. Generation of white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) IFN-g specific recombinant chicken antibodies and there use in the rhinoceros IFN-g assay for diagnosis of Mycobacterium bovis infection / D Morar-Leather, J Godfroid, E Tijhaar, V Rutten, J Fehrsen -- P9. Immunogenicity and protective efficacy of the Sterne 34F2 live spore anthrax vaccine in goats / O. Ndumnego, S. Koehler, J. Crafford, W. Beyer, H. van Heerden -- P10. Investigating the possible presence of Theileria parva carrier cattle in Mnisi area / CN Choopa, D Geysen, D Knobel, MC Oosthuizen, NE Collins -- P11. Methicillin resistance in Staphylococci isolated from milk samples of South African dairy cows / R Badenhorst, J Karzis, IM Petzer -- P12. Model to test the protection against anthrax in goats through correlation of passive protection test in mice 42 / PH Phaswana, OC Ndumnego, H van Heerden -- P13. Molecular Characterisation of Peste Des Petits Ruminants Viruses of Sheep and Goats in Nigeria / S Mantip, M Van Vuuren, M Quan, D Shamaki -- P14. Molecular detection of Rickettsia africae and Rickettsia felis from ticks and fleas collected from domestic dogs in Mnisi, South Africa / AO Kolo, KP Sibeko-Matjila, DL Knobel and PT Matjila -- P15. Two novel species of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) revealed by multiple gene sequence characterisation / Gcebe N, Jenkins A, Rutten V, Michel A. -- P16. Preliminary screening of some South African Rubiaceae species showing promising antimycobacterial activity / AO Aro, JN Eloff, LJ McGaw -- P17. Prevalence of enterobacteriaceae in retail eggs in South Africa / AR Jambalang, FS Botha, EM Buys -- P18. Protective effects of South African plants against mutagenicity of aflatoxin B1 / Nkala BA, Botha CJ, Elgorashi EE -- P19. Quantitative anti-anthrax IgG ELISA correlates with the anthrax toxin neutralization assay in goats / OC Ndumnego, J Crafford, W Beyer, H van Heerden-- P20. Reproductive activity pattern and its endocrine correlates in the African lesser bushbaby, Galago moholi / J Scheun, NC Bennett, Julia Nowack, A Ganswindt -- P21. Screening of South African plants for activities against salmonellosis / ZP Mahlangu, E Madoroba, F Botha, EE Elgorashi -- P22. Serological evidence of camel exposure to Peste-des-petits ruminants virus (PPRV) in Nigeria / TY Woma, DJU Kalla, PS Ekong, DG Bwala, D Bailey, D Shamaki, A Diallo, M Quan -- P23. The antioxidant activity and total phenolic contents of nine tree extracts with high activity against Escherichia coli / IL Elisha, JP Dzoyem, FS Botha, JN Eloff -- P24. The enigmatic bill tip organ of the ostrich and emu / MR Crole, JT Soley -- P25. The potential role of recombinant mycobacterial antigens of non-tuberculous mycobacteria and Mycobacteria tuberculosis complex in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in cattle / Jenkins AO, Gormley E, Gcebe N, Conan A, Michel AL, Rutten VPMG-- P26. The power of poo – Non-invasive measures of reproduction and stress in wildlife / A Ganswindt, TE Wolf -- P27. The Sapotaceae as a source of antitubercular metabolites and isolation of antimycobacterial pentacyclic triterpenes from Sideroxylon inerme / LJ McGaw, MD Awouafack, BM Sakong, TJ Makhafola, OO Udom, TM Hlokwe, E Madoroba, JN Eloff.