Faculty Day Posters

Faculty Day Posters

 

A collection of posters presented at The Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Pretoria on Faculty Day which is held each year in spring at the Onderstepoort Campus. The posters are showcasing the research activities of staff and students at the Faculty.

Available posters
2015 2016 2017

Recent Submissions

  • Sichewo, P.R.; Etter, Eric M.C.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2017-09-07)
    A cross-sectional study was carried out in Northern KwaZulu- Natal at the wildlife/livestock interface to determine the prevalence of Mycobacterium bovis infection in cattle using a modified BOVIGAM® interferon gamma ...
  • Wentzel, Jeanette Maria; Camacho, Gerrie C.; Bourn, M.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies; Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency; Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency. Manyeleti Nature Reserve; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Hans Hoheisen Research Station (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2017-09-07)
    Small carnivore species might provide the disease link in disease transmission between domestic dogs and apex predators. The objective of this study was to determine the presence of carnivores and prey species on two ...
  • Maboe, Sello J.; Gratwick, W.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2017-09-07)
    The immunosuppressive nature of bovine leukaemia virus (BLV) infection is well documented and associated production losses make it one of the most important diseases of cattle, particularly in dairy cows. Any management ...
  • Gelaw, Awoke K.; Cutler, Sally J.; Guthrie, Alan John; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies; University of East London, UK; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Equine Research Centre; Agricultural Research Council. Onderstepoort Veterinary Research (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2017-09-07)
    Respiratory disease caused by Mannheimia haemolytica is a major economic and welfare concern in the cattle and small stock industry worldwide. Disease occurs due to the interaction of numerous factors, including weaning ...
  • Smuts, M.P.; De Bruyn, S.; Thompson, P.N. (Peter N.); University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2017-09-07)
    Adequate nutrition is required for maintenance of normal production and reproduction in cattle. Strydom et al (2008) showed that albumin (the most abundant plasma protein) is the best predictor of malnourishment in South ...
  • Nolan, Margaret B.; Bertschinger, H.J. (Hendrik Jan); University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2017-09-07)
    Determinants when utilising veterinary immunocontraceptive vaccines include ovarian function and injection site reactions. Ovarian dynamics and injection site changes were monitored following administration of zona pellucida ...
  • Mpango, M.M; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Anatomy and Physiology (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2017-09-07)
    The infundibular region of the oviduct has several functions including: engulfing the ovulated oocyte; providing a site for fertilization and forming the chalaziferous components of the developing egg. At approximately 18 ...
  • Isa, Hamza Ibrahim; Ferreira, A.; Crafford, Jan Ernst; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2017-09-07)
    Poisoning by Moraea pallida Bak. (yellow tulp) is the most important of all cardiac glycoside induced toxicoses which collectively account for 33% and 10% of deaths in large and small stock due to plant poisoning, respectively, ...
  • Abubakar, R.H.; Madoroba, Evelyn; Kamutando, Casper N.; Valverde, Alexander; Cowan, Don A.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; Agricultural Research Council. Onderstepoort Veterinary Research. Bacteriology Section; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; University of Pretoria. Dept. of Genetics. Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genoics (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2017-09-07)
    Pathogenic Escherichia coli pathogens are responsible for acute profuse diarrhoea in growing pig with resultant high morbidity and mortality. Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) encoding STa, STb, EAST1 and LT enterotoxins and ...
  • De Villiers, Lourens; Quan, Melvyn; Troskie, Milana; Fosgate, Geoffrey T.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. Of Companion Animal Clinical Studies; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2017-09-07)
    Parasite quantification is crucial to understand disease pathogenesis. An automated method of determining parasite density would facilitate higher throughput and provide results that are more objective. The study objectives ...
  • Gado, Dorcas A.; Ahmed, Aroke Shahid; Botha, Francien Susanna; Ehlers, M.M. (Marthie Magdaleen); University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Health Sciences. Dept. of Medical Microbiology (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2017-09-07)
    Handling and consumption of contaminated foods (meat, milk and eggs) are considered a major source of infection in humans. This public health risk reinforces the need for close monitoring and collaboration between public ...
  • Sirdar, Mohamed Mahmoud; Blignaut, Belinda; Gummow, Bruce; Fosgate, Geoffrey T.; Mampane, R.L.; Rikhotso, Boetie Oupa; Du Plessis, B.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies; South Africa. Agricultural Research Council. Onderstepoort Veterinary institute; South Africa. Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development; James Cook University. Medical and Veterinary Sciences. College of Public Health (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a controlled (notifiable) disease in accordance with the South African Animal Diseases Act (Act 35) of 1984. In 1996, the International Committee on FMD of the OIE endorsed South Africa’s ...
  • Sakong, B.M. (Bellonah Motshene); Ahmed, Aroke Shahid; Adamu, Matthew; Naidoo, Vinny; Eloff, Jacobus Nicolaas; McGaw, Lyndy Joy; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Biomedical Research Centre; University of Agriculture, Makurdi. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Dept. of Pharmacology (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Haemonchus contortus is a major gastrointestinal helminth parasite causing haemonchiasis in production animals. Infections are characterized by fever, anaemia, weight loss and ultimately death. Haemonchiasis is a serious ...
  • Mangwiro, Nobert; Ganswindt, Andre; Fasina, Folorunso Oludayo; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Anatomy and Physiology; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Domestic pigs are subjected to farm management procedures, some of which might be perceived as causing stress and therefore may have welfare concerns. When confronted with a stressor, animals display a response that consists ...
  • Mahlobo, Bongiwe Priscah; Mokoena, F.; Matjila, P.T. (Paul Tshepo); Sibeko-Matjila, K.P. (Kgomotso Penelope); University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Life and Consumer Sciences (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Cattle theileriosis is infamous for hampering the economic development of south, central and east African countries due to exorbitant numbers of cattle mortalities. The disease is caused by Theileria parva, an important ...
  • McLean, Joanne Leslie; Lobetti, R.G. (Remo Giuseppe); Thompson, P.N. (Peter N.); Schoeman, Johan P.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept of Companion Animal Clinical Studies; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies; Bryanston Veterinary Hospital (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Feline hyperthyroidism is a disease of middle-aged to older cats that has shown a marked increase in worldwide incidence within the last three decades as well as a marked geographic variation in prevalence. The exact ...
  • Kolo, Francis Babaman; Conan, Anne; Henning, Alischa; Clift, Sarah; Knobel, Darryn Leslie; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies; Ross University. School of Veterinary Medicine (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Canine rabies can be successfully controlled in dogs through mass vaccination. In populations of free-roaming dogs in resource-limited settings, the maintenance of herd immunity through vaccination is challenged by the ...
  • Wolf, T.E.; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Burroughs, R.E.J. (Richard); Ganswindt, Andre; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa) live in a fission-fusion social system, characterized by the splitting and reunion of subgroups within a larger social network. Adult bulls show a roaming tactic to search for ...
  • Webster, A.B.; Burroughs, R.E.J. (Richard); Laver, Pete N.; Ganswindt, Andre; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    The leopard’s versatility as a generalist predator facilitates occupation of a wide range of habitats. Although protected areas are important for the conservation of this species, the majority of suitable leopard habitat ...
  • Tshuma, Takula; Fosgate, Geoffrey T.; Hamman, Robyn; Holm, D.E. (Dietmar Erik); University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    This study was performed to determine whether beef cows have an inherent ability to maintain their relative blood urea nitrogen (BUN) concentration when cattle are exposed to varying levels of dietary nitrogen ...

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