Oral presentations: Sir Arnold Theiler Memorial Lecture: "The Past, Present and Future of the Clinical Departments in the Faculty of Veterinary Science" / S S van den Berg -- Comparative morphology of African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) and domestic cow (Bos taurus) placentomes and full term cotyledons / S Schmidt, D Gerber, J Soley, T Aire, A Boos -- Mechanisms by which Lumpy Skin Disease Virus is shed in the semen of artificially infected bulls / C H Annandale, V P Bag/a, E H Venter, PC Irons -- Absence of Lumpy Skin Disease Virus in semen of vaccinated bulls / U I Osuagwuh, C H Annandale, V Bagla, E H Venter, P C Irons -- Luteal and follicular count in bitches: assessment by means of magnetic resonance imaging / K G M de Cramer, J 0 Norhling, D Gerber, V R Kammerl -- Ultrastructural features of healthy and atretic ovarian follicles in the sexually immature ostrich (Struthio came/us) / W H Kimaro, M-C Madekurozwa -- Seroprevalence of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and Feline Leukaemia Virus infection and determination of FIV subtypes in sick domestic cats in South Africa / J P Schoeman, R Kahn, J Meers, J Seddon, T Schoeman, M van Vuuren -- A study of the prognostic usefulness of blood leukocyte changes in canine parvoviral enteritis / A Goddard, A L Leisewitz, N Duncan, M Christopher -- Ultrasonography of the liver, spleen and urinary tract of the cheetah (A cinonyx jubatus) / A Carstens, R M Kirberger, T Spotswood, W M Wagner, R J Grimbeek -- Use of ultrasonography to determine incomplete ossification of the cuboidal bones in a premature equine foal / S M Higgerty, A Carstens -- Diagnosis of suspected hypovitaminosis A using magnetic resonance imaging in African lions (Panthera leo) / M P Hartley, R M Kirberger, M Haagenson, L Sweers -- Is Meloxicam the saviour of the Asian White-Backed Vulture? / V Naidoo, G E Swan, E Kilian, K Wolter, M Dietman, D J Pain, R Cuthbert -- Is diclofenac sodium toxic to African White-Backed Vultures (Gyps africanus)? / G E Swan, V Naidoo, N Duncan, E Kilian, K Wolter, G Verdoorn, P Bartells, D J Pain -- Evaluation of the extent to which grape seed extract induces or depresses expression of the p-glycoprotein pump / H Chikoto, J N Eloff, M Oosthuizen, V Naidoo, A L Leisewitz, G E Swan -- The role of Mycoplasma species in bovine respiratory disease complex in feedlot cattle in South Africa / C A P Carrington -- Evaluation of a method to detect Mycobacterium bovis in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues of domestic and wild animals / M T Sethusa, E H Venter, A Michel, M Williams -- Demonstration of equine encephalosis virus in tissue culture using immunoperoxidase staining with ultrastructural controls / A D Pardini, G Goosen, M M E Smit, E van Wilpe, P G Howell, A J Guthrie, L Prozesky -- Development of an ELISA for the detection of interferon-gamma as a diagnostic tool for tuberculosis in black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) and white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) / D Morar, E Tijhaar, A L Michel, A S Negre, J Godfroid, J A W Coetzer, V P M G Rutten -- Isolation of lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) from experimentally infected semen samples using different diagnostic techniques / V P Bagla, E H Venter -- The efficacy of a thermostable Newcastle disease vaccine in village chickens when administered by community volunteers - a South African experience / C K Modise, S P R Bisschop, C ME McCrindle, B L Mogoje -- The oral application of the Onderstepoort Biological Products fowl typhoid vaccine, its safety, efficacy and duration of protection in commercial laying hens / C Purchase, S P R Bisschop, J Picard, L Mogoje -- A survey of Campylobacter jejuni/coli in a high throughput poultry abattoir using PCR / A J Bartkowiak-Higgo, C M Veary, E H Venter, A-M Bosman -- Athrixia phylicoides (bush tea): possibilities for a new health-promoting beverage / L J McGaw, J N Eloff -- Antifungal activity of Markhamia species / F Nchu, J N Eloff -- The diversity of antifungal compounds of six South African Terminalia species (Combretaceae) determined by bioautography / P Masoko, J Picard, J N Eloff -- Anthelmintic activity of Peltophorum africanum extracts against parasitic gastrointestinal nematodes of livestock / E S Bizimenyera, J B Githiori, J N Eloff, G E Swan -- Isolation and identification of antioxidants from Bauhinia tomentosa Linn (Fabaceae) / M A Aderogba, A 0 Ogundaini, J N Eloff -- Characterization of South African Theileria parva isolates / K P Sibeko, N Collins, D Geysen -- Molecular characterization and treatment of a chronic Babesia gibsoni infection in South Africa in an imported pit -bull puppy / T P Matjila, B L Penzhorn, A Leisewitz, R Bhoora, R Barker -- Central and peripheral Babesia canis rossi parasitaemias and their association with outcome of infection / M Bohm, A L Leisewitz, P N Thompson, J P Schoeman -- The elevated serum urea: creatinine ratio in canine babesiosis is not of renal origin / M P de Scally, A L Leisewitz, R G Lobetti, P N Thompson -- The impact of two dipping systems on endemic stability to bovine babesiosis and anaplasmosis in cattle at four communally grazed areas in Limpopo Province, South Africa / B 0 Rikhotso, W H Stoltsz, N R Bryson, J E M Sommerville.
Poster presentations: Villous architecture and feto-matemal interdigitation in the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) during different gestation stages 46 / S Schmidt, D Gerber, J Soley, T Aire, A Boos -- Using the organic acid buffer MES to produce Foot and Mouth disease virus-free in vitro embryos / F Jooste, D Gerber, W Vosloo, K de Haas -- Effect of the acidic organic buffer MES on bovine in vitro embryo production / K De Haas, I Luther, F Jooste, D Gerber -- Effects of heterologous seminal plasma and semen extenders on progressive motility of frozenthawed ram sperm / G Mataveia, S J Terblanche, J 0 Nothling, D Gerber -- Validation of two different chromatographic methods for the analises of urinary endogenous steroids in the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) / L C Bekker, J G Myburgh, G E Swan -- The microvasculature of the testis, epididymis and proximal ductus deferens of the ostrich (Struthio camelus) as revealed by India ink injection / M Z J Elias, T A Aire, J T Soley -- Immunoreactivity of protein gene product 9 .5, neurofilament protein and neuron specific enolase in the ovary of the sexually immature ostrich (Struthio camelus) / W H Kimaro, M-C Madekurozwa -- The ultrastructure of thecal gland cells in the ovary of the sexually immature ostrich (Struthio camelus) / W H Kimaro, M-C Madekurozwa -- Gross morphological features of the oro-pharyngeal cavity of the ostrich (Struthio camelus) / C Tivane, J T Soley, H B Groenewald--Ultrastructural features of the ductuli efferentes of the ostrich (Struthio camelus) /P C Ozegbe, T A Aire, J T Soley--The genome of the heartwater agent, Ehrlichia ruminantium, contains multiple tandem repeats of actively variable copy number / N E Collins, J Liebenberg, E P de Villiers, K A Brayton, E Louw, A Pretorius, F E Faber, H van Heerden, A Josemans, M van Kleef, H C Steyn, M F van Strijp, E Zweygarth, F Jongejan, J C Maillard, D Berthier, M Botha, F Joubert, N R Thomson, M T Allsopp, B A Allsopp -- Repetitive DNA in the complete genome sequence of Ehrlichia ruminantium / J Liebenberg, N E Collins, E Louw, F E Faber, M van Kleef, B A Allsopp -- 18S sequence data reveals genetic diversity in Theileria equi and Babesia caballi / R Bhoora, N E Collins -- Phylogenetic analysis of Babesia parasites in cheetahs in South Africa / A-M Bosman, M C Oosthuizen, E H Venter, B L Penzhorn -- Piroplasmosis as a possible cause of mortality in giraffes / M C Oosthuizen, N E Collins, B L Penzhorn -- Verification of parentage in African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) packs shows multiple paternity / C Moueix, C Harper, A J Guthrie, H J Bertschinger, M L Schulman -- Identification of anti-babesia! activity for four ethnoveterinary plants in vitro / V Naidoo, E Zweygarth, J N Eloff, G E Swan.
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