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  • Mampa, M.S.; Mokoena, F.; Matjila, P.T. (Paul Tshepo); Sibeko, K.P. (Kgomotso Penelope); University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    The protozoan parasite Theileria parva is the causative agent of cattle theileriosis, a disease with a destructive impact on the agricultural economy through mortality and morbidity of affected cattle. In cattle, T. ...
  • Nel, Johannes J.; Kat, Cor-Jacques; Coetzee, Gert L. (Pretoria : University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. Companion Animal Clinical Studies, 2015-08-20)
    Biomechanical comparison of two internal spinal fixation techniques, applied to a surgically simulated complete spinal injury at L7-S1 was conducted. The study objective was to compare the stability provided by the two ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Van den Bergh, Carien; Coetzee, Peter; Venter, Estelle Hildegard (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, 2015-08-20)
    Bluetongue is a non-contagious economically important disease of domestic and wild ruminants. The disease is caused by the bluetongue virus (BTV), a double stranded segmented RNA virus transmitted by Culicoides midges ...
  • Kleyn, Ellene; Crole, Martina Rachel; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-07-25)
    The avian eye is uniquely adapted and reflects some structural peculiarities in comparison to mammals. M. bulbi consists of four rectus, two oblique and two nictitating membrane muscles. These have been described in several ...
  • 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 ...
  • Aro, Abimbola O.; Dzoyem, Jean Paul; Eloff, Jacobus Nicolaas; McGaw, Lyndy Joy (Pretoria : University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Tuberculosis (TB), a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, remains a significant cause of death due to challenges associated with present chemotherapy. Coinfection with HIV also greatly increases the risk of ...
  • Mahlobo, Bongiwe P.; 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Petzer, Inge-Marie; Watermeyer, Johanna C.; Konaite, E.F.; Badenhorst, Renette; Mohapi, L.; Malekane, K.S.; Motau, M.C.; Ludike, R.; Karzis, Joanne (Pretoria : University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. of Production Animal Studies, 2015-08-20)
    This is an investigation into the validity of the somatic cell count (SCC) test as a diagnostic or survey tool to identify pathogen specific udder infections in cows when used on its own in composite cow milk samples.
  • Petzer, Inge-Marie; Konaite, E.F.; Watermeyer, Johanna C.; Badenhorst, Renette; Mohapi, L.; Malekane, K.S.; Motau, M.C.; Ludike, R.; Karzis, Joanne (Pretoria : University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. of Production Animal Studies, 2015-08-20)
    This study of quarter and composite cow milk samples investigated the use of somatic cell count (SCC) as a diagnostic tool to test the validity of current SCC threshold of 200 000 cells/ml suggested by industry as ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Van Sittert, Sybrand J.; Mitchell, Graham (Pretoria : University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. of Production Animal Studies, 2015-08-20)
    Giraffa sivalensis occurred during the Plio-Pleistocene and represents the terminal species of the genus in southern Asia. The holotype is a cervical vertebra of disputed anatomical location. Although there is also uncertainty ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...