Browsing Proceedings of the 44th International Congress of the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine by Title

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  • O’Reilly, Patrick J.; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    Dían Cécht is the semi-divine god of healing in the ancient Irish mythological cycle. He was the son of Dagda, the father of the gods who like Thor, carried a great hammer. Dian Cécht was grandfather to the almost universal ...
  • Swart, Sandra; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    This lecture focuses on the responsibilities – indeed, duties – of an historian today. It asks about the value - asks how do we write about them now? In this time of global crisis, with a world on fire in many senses of ...
  • Brückner, Gideon; Teissier, Marie; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    The devastating effects of rinderpest in Europe in the 18th century resulted in a call from Professor John Gamgee, of the New Veterinary College of Edinburgh, to the Deans of Veterinary Faculties in Europe for an International ...
  • Koolmees, Peter A.; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    Until late in the 19th century, Utrecht University played a very important role in providing academic training for South African students. Professors at Utrecht stressed the Dutch roots of the Boers and supported their ...
  • Woods, Abigail; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    Edward Jenner is widely celebrated as the discoverer of the world’s first successful vaccine. His demonstration that inoculation with cowpox could protect against smallpox is viewed as the starting point for the development ...
  • Verwoerd, Daniel Wynand; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    Virology is a relatively young scientific discipline only recognised at the Onderstepoort institute as a separate science in the mid-1950s by the establishment of an independent Section Virology. Before that, research on ...
  • Bath, Gareth F.; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    Veterinarians in South Africa today are inclined to think their profession started with Arnold Theiler’s arrival in 1891 from Switzerland, or Duncan Hutcheon’s arrival in 1880, or even Samuel Wiltshire in 1874, all in the ...
  • Kaplan, Rebecca; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    During the early twentieth century, Canada, Mexico, and the United States governments coordinated to prevent foot and mouth disease from entering their borders. These policies facilitated the trade of livestock and related ...
  • Pettey, Kenneth P.; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    Heartwater (previously cowdriosis) is a disease caused by a rickettsia, Ehrlichia ruminantium (previously Cowdria ruminantium). It was first recognised and recorded in South Africa by the Voortrekker Louis Trichardt in ...
  • Bigalke, Rudolph; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    For the purposes of this address, tropical diseases are broadly defined as animal diseases and toxicoses that were unknown to European settlers and European-trained veterinarians when they came to South Africa. However, ...
  • Goebel, Veronika; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    Research into the lost and hidden treasures of the historical collections provides insights into the 230-year history of teaching at the veterinary faculty in Munich. Today, the collections no longer occupy the position ...
  • Mans, Ben J.; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    The history of East Coast fever (ECF) spans more than 120 years and it is simply too vast and intricate to do justice to it by trying to give a detailed presentation of all the relevant events, facts and personas associated ...
  • Bath, Gareth F.; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    Veterinarians trained in Europe dominated the research fraternity in South Africa up to the Second World War and scientific knowledge and investigations were therefore based on what was known in Europe or other countries ...
  • Jones, Susan; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    Although bubonic plague is not one of the major veterinary diseases of South Africa, it played an important role in the scientific history of the Union. In turn, international conceptions of the disease were shaped by ...
  • Owen, Neville C.; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    The Faculty of Veterinary Science of the Medical University of the Southern Africa (MEDUNSA) was a child of the ‘apartheid’ policies of the National Party governments which governed South Africa from 1948 to 1994. The ...
  • Skipper, Alison; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    In 1920s colonial India, an enthusiastic group of expatriate British officials occupied themselves by breeding Bull Terriers. However, these breeders complained that many of the dogs they imported from ‘Home’ subsequently ...
  • Heyne, Heloise; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    Veterinary parasitologists in South Africa have played a crucial role in elucidating the causes and transmission of many major animal diseases, and in establishing life cycles and control measures that were appropriate to ...
  • Swanepoel, David; Breytenbach, Amelia; Coetsee, Tertia; Marsh, Susan; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    The history of veterinary science and education in South Africa is embedded within the colonial history of South Africa and is essential to understand and appreciate its contribution to the well-being of the country. ...
  • Alonso, Silvia Nicolás; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    At the end of the 21st century B.C., after the Akkadian Empire collapsed, the political situation in Southern Mesopotamia was tense under the constant pressure of the kingdom of Elam and the destructive incursions of the ...
  • Hektoen, Halvor; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa) (Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
    Antibacterial agents were used long before people knew that infections were caused by bacteria, and were described in ancient Egypt, Greece and in the Roman empire. However, in modern medicine the ‘antibiotic revolution’ ...