Ground-breaking surgical procedure by South African team regarded as the first of its kind
Posted on October 13, 2017
In what is regarded as a first of its kind, a group of South African veterinarians, together with a maxillofacial surgeon, succeeded in surgically lengthening the misaligned jaw of an adult male chimpanzee.
Another veterinary painkiller found to be toxic to vultures
Posted on October 11, 2017
In South Asia, the frequent and widespread use of certain drugs to treat cattle and buffalo has led to a catastrophic decline in the populations of vultures that consume livestock carcasses.
World Rabies Day: What you need to know
Posted on September 28, 2017
Today is World Rabies Day. Prof Andrew Leisewitz from the Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies at UP, shares some important facts about rabies, the only infectious disease that carries a 100% mortality rate.
Research explores the social life of one of Africa's most iconic animals
Posted on September 20, 2017
Giraffes are now listed as a threatened species, and it is said that there are currently fewer giraffes than elephants in Africa. Research taking place at the University of Pretoria, will ensure a greater understanding of this species.
Herding for Health
Posted on September 15, 2017
The Herding for Health Project is a One Health, pro-poor, rural development project aimed at establishing integrated management of livestock and improving rural livelihoods at the wildlife-livestock interface.
Renowned behavioural endocrinologist new Head of MRI
Posted on August 11, 2017
Prof André Ganswindt, a behavioural endocrinologist by training and the founder of the Endocrine Research Laboratory was appointed as Professor and Director of the Mammal Research Institute (MRI) at the University of Pretoria from 1 August 2017.
Ensuring better health and proper care for cheetahs in captivity
Posted on July 11, 2017
Dr Adrian Tordiffe, from the Department of Paraclinical Sciences at UP, has been intrigued by diseases in captive cheetahs since his days working as a clinical veterinarian at the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa.
UP expert instrumental in international warehouse receipt project
Posted on June 26, 2017
Dr Andre van der Vyver from the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development at the University of Pretoria (UP), who is also a USAID contracted and world renowned warehouse receipt expert, was instrumental in the introduction of a modern, sophisticated process by which...