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.
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.
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.
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.