Faculty Day, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, 20 August 2015 : research overview
University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Janine Smit Editorial Services; Van Blerk, Chris; Ganswindt, Andre; Crole, Martina Rachel; Meyer, L.C.R. (Leith Carl Rodney); Page, Patrick Collin; Fasina, Folorunso Oludayo; Quan, Melvyn
Oral presentations: Reproductive activity and related hormone patterns in the African lesser bushbaby / J Scheun -- Tuberculosis at the wildlife/livestock/human interface in the Mnisi community, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa / J Musoke -- The elimination of rabies from an endemic area by targeting strategic key points / JL Kotze -- Determination of the pathophysiological consequences of capture and capture-induced hyperthermia in wildlife / A Fitte -- Pulmonary atelectasis: Computed tomography findings in healthy Beagles under general anaesthesia / C le Roux -- Sir Arnold Theiler Memorial Lecture: Mummification – a glimpse into the sociocultural aspects of the preservation of the bodies of domesticated animals/ Prof Graham Louw -- Can plants used in ethnoveterinary medicine in southern Africa be a source of new compounds for the control of pests and parasites? / L Mukandiwa -- A comparison of 4% modified fluid gelatin and 6% hydroxyethyl starch on haemodilution, colloid osmotic pressure, haemostasis and renal parameters in healthy ponies / Z Gratwick -- Using a passive mouse protection model as substitute for direct lethal anthrax challenge in target animals / OC Ndumnego -- The scale pattern of the front limb and interscapular region of Temminck’s pangolin (Smutsia temminckii) / C Steyn -- Do foetal biometric measurements in late gestation have potential in predicting readiness for caesarean section in dogs? / KGM de Cramer -- Faculty Day Awards / Prof Vinny Naidoo -- Scientific, peer-refereed articles, published in 2014, of which a member or student of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, was an author (alphabetical according to the name of the first author)
Poster presentations: Denovo assembly and characterization of the transcription from the abdominal fat body and other adipose tissues of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) in South Africa / Azeez OI, Myburgh J, Meintjes R, Bosman A, Oosthuizen M and Chamunorwa JP -- Insights into the giraffe social system: Do giraffes have preferred partners? / Wolf TE, Bennett N, Burroughs R and Ganswindt A -- Renal parenchymal volume determined by computed tomography in the clinically normal common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) / Du Plessis WM -- Aspects of the Morphological, Radiographic and Ultrasonographic Anatomy of the Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) / Makungu M, Groenewald HB, Du Plessis WM, Barrows M and Koeppel KN -- Comparing haematological and biochemical parameters of healthy and critically injured rhinoceroses to determine prognostic indicators for survivability / Du Preez JP, Tordiffe A, Meyer L and Steenkamp G -- Biomechanical comparison between pins - polymethylmethacrylate to the “String of Pearls” interlocking plate system to stabilise canine lumbosacral fracture-luxation / Nel JJ, Kat C and Coetzee GL -- Reproducibility, repeatability and reliability of heart rate variability in healthy, adult Nooitgedacht pony mares / Van Vollenhoven E, Grant CC, Fletcher L, Ganswindt A and Page PC -- Efficacy of alphacypermethrin-treated high density polyethylene mesh applied to jet stalls housing horses against African horse sickness vectors / Page PC, Labuschagne K, Venter GJ, Schoeman JP and Guthrie AJ -- Propofol-medetomidine-ketamine total intravenous anaesthesia in thiafentanil-medetomidine immobilised impala (Aepyceros melampus) of 0 minute duration / Buck RK, Meyer LCR, Stegmann GF, Kästner SBR, Kummrow M, Gerlach C, Fosgate G and Zeiler GE -- Molecular detection and genetic diversity of Anaplasma marginale and A. marginale subsp. centrale in cattle in South Africa / Chaisi ME, Baxter JR, Hove P, Choopa CN, Oosthuizen MC, Brayton KA and Collins NE -- Comparative evaluation of RBT, CFT, iELISA and FPA for the serodiagnosis of bovine brucellosis in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) / Dongo JC, Potts A, Gorsich E, Jolles A and Michel AL -- Comparative genomics and proteomic analysis of four non-tuberculous mycobacteria and MTB complex: occurrence of shared immunogenic proteins / Gcebe N, Gey Van Pittius NC, Rutten V, and Michel A -- Evaluating cell surface display as a potential brucellosis antigen delivery system / Goolab S, Van Heerden H, Roth R, Kenyon C and Crampton M -- The prevalence of tuberculosis in domesticated African Elephants (Loxodonta africana) and their handlers in the Victoria Falls and Livingstone area: a pilot study / Hanyire TG, Foggin C, Rutten VPMG, Miller M, Morar D, Michel AL and van Kooten PJS -- Comparison of Bacillus endophyticus with B. anthracis isolated from anthrax outbreaks in South Africa / Lekota KE, Mafofo J, Rees J, Muchadeyi FC, Madoroba E and Van Heerden H -- Molecular characterization of Rift Valley fever virus isolates from Mozambique and phylogenetic comparison with selected other isolates / Mubemba B,, Thompson PN, Coetzee P, Venter EH and Fafetine J -- Sero-prevalence of brucellosis in cattle in Swaziland / Ndwandwe BK and Michel AM --Development and evaluation of real-time PCR for validation of RNA-seq data for Theileria parva / Tsotetsi TN, Oosthuizen MG, Collins NE and Sibeko-Matjila KP -- Reassortment of bluetongue virus vaccine serotypes in cattle / Van den Berg C, Coetzee P and Venter EH -- Antimycobacterial activity of the crude extract of Psychotria zombamontana and fractions against pathogenic and non-pathogenic Mycobacterium species / Aro AO, Eloff JN and McGaw, LJ -- Molecular identification of Enterobacteriaceae and Salmonella species in retailed eggs in South Africa / Jambalang AR, Buys EM and Botha FS -- Antibacterial, anti-oxidant and cytotoxic properties of nine South African ethnoveterinary plants / Sakong BM, Adenubi OT, Dzoyem JP, Naidoo V and Eloff JN -- Can fluazuron be used at a low dose to control myiasis in sheep when combined with flumethrin? / Austin CM and Naidoo V -- Aetiology of AA-amyloidosis in captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) / Lane EP¹, Prozesky L, Steenkamp H, Dalton D, Kotze A and Lawrence J -- Evaluation of the antibacterial activity and cytotoxicity of nine South African medicinal plants against attenuated Bacillus anthracis / Elisha IL, Dzoyem JP, Botha FS and Eloff JN -- Molecular epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance profiles of Salmonella typhimurium isolates from poultry organs and poultry environments in South Africa / Ntivuguruzwa JB, Cenci Goga BT, Greyling J and Karama M -- Generation of reactive oxygen species in species relevant cell lines as a bio-indicator of the safety of treated acid mine water Iji OT, Serem JC, Bester MJ, Venter EA, Myburgh JG and McGaw LJ -- A ‘hot’ Mycoplasma gallisepticum and QX-like Infectious Bronchitis virus co-infection model for testing the efficacy of ts- and /8 vaccines / Bwala Dauda, Ponman S, Wandrag B and Abolnik C -- Comparison of oocyte quality and viability in Nguni and Hereford cattle exposed to a high protein diet / Hamman R, Holm DE, Smuts, MP, Tshuma, T and Thompson, PN -- An investigation into the validity of somatic cell count as a diagnostic tool of pathogen specific bovine intramammary infections in composite cow milk samples / Watermeyer JC, Konaite EF, Badenhorst R, Mohapi L, Malekane KS,Motau MC, Ludike R, Petzer IM and Karzis JK -- The accuracy of pregnancy-associated glycoprotein ELISA tests for early pregnancy diagnosis in South African dairy herds / Motimele B, Fosgate G and Irons P -- An investigation into various somatic cell count thresholds as indicators of bovine intramammary infection status in quarter and composite cow milk samples / Konaite EF, Watermeyer JC, Badenhorst R, Mohapi L, Malekane KS,Motau MC, Ludike R, Karzis J and Petzer IM -- Does the hatching percentage of Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) eggs depend on microbial content in incubation boxes and eggs? / Rauf MM and Nöthling JO -- Leptospirosis in South African horses – what is out there? / Simbizi V, Potts A, Saulez MN and Gummow B -- The emergence of genotype XVII strains of Newcastle disease virus in Nigerian poultry / Solomon P, Joannis TM, Shittu I and Abolnik C -- On reconstructing Giraffa sivalensis, an extinct giraffid from the Siwalik hills, India / Van Sittert SJ and Mitchell G.