Research News

  • 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...

  • With the wild ones – a reflection of science and passion

    Posted on June 19, 2017

    It might sound strange at first to hear of a professor in human oral pathology who researches animals, but Prof Erich Raubenheimer has spent over a quarter of a century studying the great African Elephant.

  • Minimally invasive methods make surgery safer for Africa's big cats

    Posted on June 02, 2017

    Prof Marthinus Hartman's breakthrough in the field of veterinary surgery was inspired by procedures carried out on humans when he became the first veterinary surgeon in South Africa to perform laparoscopic sterilisation on lions.

  • Understanding the intricacies of rhino immobilisation

    Posted on May 30, 2017

    Rhinos' response to anaesthesia has proved to have complications, but Prof Leith Meyer from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at UP is constantly working to better understand how these iconic animals respond to immobilisation.

  • Leading UP food security expert appointed to international panel

    Posted on May 16, 2017

    Prof Sheryl Hendriks, Director of the University of Pretoria's Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being has been appointed to serve on the new Malabo Montpellier Panel.

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