Oral presentations: Sir Arnold Theiler Memorial Lecture : “Fumonisins: historical perspectives and future objectives” / FO Marasas -- Monitoring of stress in cheetahs / HJ Bertschinger, L Koster, A Human -- The use of probiotics in cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) / KN Koeppel, J Picard, M van Vuuren, H Bertschinger -- Control of testosterone secretion, musth and aggressive behaviour in African elephant (Loxodonta africana) bulls using a GnRH vaccine / HM de Nys, HJ Bertschinger, A Human -- Fixation of the uterus of African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) by glutaraldehyde perfusion under field conditions for histological evaluation by light- and electron microscopy / S Schmidt, D Gerber, JT Soley, TA Aire -- Serum corticosterone concentrations in response to ACTH stimulation in African penguins (Spheniscus demersus /
F Lampeni, H Bertschinger, N Parsons, A Human -- The development of an interferon-gamma (IFNy) assay for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium bovis in African elephants (Loxodonta africana) and rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) / D Morar, E Tijhaar, AL Michel, EH Venter, VPM G Rutten -- Determination of the duration of lumpy skin disease virus in blood and skin of experimentally
infected bulls using different diagnostic techniques / E SM Tuppurainen, EH Venter, JAW Coetzer -- A case of severe combined immunodeficiency disease in an Arabian horse foal in South Africa / JA Neser, AJ Guthrie, J van den Berg, F Reyers, E van Wilpe, J Williams and J Picard -- Using scenario tree analysis to rank the causes of the low calving percentage in communally grazed cattle / E Mokantla, CME McCrindle -- Comparative morphology of the crocodylian kidney: A preliminary report / HB Groenewald, JT Soley, FW Huchzermeyer -- Extraction of bioactive compounds from fresh and dried parts of Urginea sanguinea used in ethno-veterinary medicine / V Naidoo, DR Katerere, GE Swan, JN Eloff -- Screening of several plants used in ethnoveterinary medicine in the northern parts of South Africa / JN Eloff, LJ McGaw, D van der Merwe --
Antibacterial activity of grasses - towards a natural antibiotic? / DR Katerere, EA Boomker, JN Eloff -- In vitro antimicrobial activity of phytomedicine against acidogenic oral bacteria / S Beukes, F Botha, JN Eloff -- Antioxidant and antibacterial compounds in Peltophorum africanum (Fabaceae)? / ES Bizimenyera, GE Swan, JN Eloff -- Diagnosis and treatment of leiomyosarcomas in the oral cavity of dogs / G Steenkamp, SC Boy -- Effects of intravenous lidocaine on isoflurane concentration, physiological parameters,
metabolic parameters and stress-related hormones in horses undergoing surgery / TB Dzikiti, P van Dijk, LJ Hellebrekers -- Diagnosis of feline haemoplasma infection using real-time PCR / RG Lobetti, S Tasker -- Blood flow velocities and velocity waveform characteristics of some abdominal vessels in the dog / LM Kama, RM Kirberger -- A retrospective look at snake envenomation in 155 dogs / RG Lobetti, KJ Joubert.
Poster presentations: Innervation of the tusk pulp of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) / SC Boy, G Steenkamp, MN Bester -- Bone density of the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) and buffalo (Syncerus caffer) skeletons / OL van Schalkwyk, JD Skinner, G Mitchell -- Basic macroscopic features of the arterial supply to the reproductive system of the male ostrich (Struthio camelus) / MZJ Elias, TA Aire, JT Soley -- A unique modification of the smooth endoplasmic reticulum in Leydig cells of the sexually mature male ostrich / JT Soley, E van Wilpe -- Knowledge versus application of extension messages: internal and external parasites of cattle in the Moretele District of North West Province / MJ Sekokotla, CME McCrindle -- Economic analysis of a small-scale goat production system on communal grazing / PJ Sebei, CME McCrindle -- Domestic dog microsatellite markers used for parentage verification in the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) / J Kim, AJ Guthrie, A Nel, C Harper, HJ Bertschinger -- Applying horse genetic markers to endangered Cape mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra) populations affected with sarcoid tumour / SP Sasidharan, A Nel, C Harper, A Guthrie, HJ Bertschinger, Y Moodley, E Harley -- The development of a DNA probe to detect Babesia felis / A-M Bosman, EH Venter, BL Penzhorn -- Prevalence of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease in Arabian horses in South Africa / A Nel, CK Harper, AJ Guthrie, E Bell, H Lategan -- Screening for two genetic diseases affecting calf survival in South African and Australian Brahman cattle / PN Thompson, JA Dennis, KN Mercieca, CK Harper, AJ Guthrie – Towards a DNA vaccine for heartwater /
NE Collins, A Pretorius, MF van Strijp, M van Kleef, KA Brayton, BA Allsopp -- The Ehrlichia ruminantium genome sequencing project / NE Collins, J Liebenberg, E de Villiers, KA Brayton, E Louw, A Pretorius, MT Allsopp, E Faber, H van Heerden, A Josemans, M van Kleef, HC Steyn, F van Strijp, E Zweygarth, BA Allsopp -- Basic electron microscopy: a picture is worth a thousand words / E van Wilpe, D Meyer -- Effect of collection method, time and transport medium on a PCR test for Tritrichomonas foetus in bulls / PC Irons, N Mukhujhi, A Michel, F Peta, B Dungu-Kimbenga, HJ Bertschinger --
Comparison of three different media for freezing epididymal sperm from African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) and influence of equilibration time on the post-thaw sperm quality / FC Herold, D Gerber, K de Haas, JO Nothling, D Cooper, W Theunisen, B Spillings -- Effect of bovine seminal plasma on the ability of buffalo (Syncerus caffer) spermatozoa to fertilise bovine oocytes in vitro / D Gerber, K de Haas, JO Nothling -- Association of Foot and Mouth Disease virus with bovine oocytes during in vitro maturation / F Jooste, D Gerber, W Vosloo, K Boshoff, K de Haas -- The use of plasma progesterone concentration to predict the optimal breeding time in bitches six days in advance / JO Nothling, P Irons, D Gerber, ML Schulmann -- The significance of serial exhaustive extraction in isolating antibacterial compounds from Combretum imberbe / JE Angeh, DT Ntloedibe, GE Swan, JN Eloff -- Isolation and biological activity of three antibacterial flavanoids from Combretum apiculatum
subsp. Apiculatum / SA Serage, DRP Katerere, JN Eloff -- Can the use of Ziziphus mucronata extracts for treating bacterial infections be justified? / MP Moloto, LJ Shai, JN Eloff, MJ Mphahlele -- Efficacy of herbal extracts against pathogens of production animals / DT Ntloedibe, JN Eloff -- Screening of antifungal activity of members of the Combretaceae for selection of plants for
detailed work / P Masoko, J Picard, JN Eloff -- Isolation and characterization of antibacterial compounds from Cussonia species (Araliaceae) / NEJ Mashala, JN Eloff, CJ Botha -- Control of ovine hepatic metabolism by cell volume / JG van der Walt, AM Ali, HC Rossouw, H Engelbrecht -- Early development of digestive function in the ostrich (Struthio camelus) / JG van der Walt, PA Iji, TS Brand, EA Boomker, D Booyse.
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