UP Faculty of Veterinary Science’s new test for deafness in dogs
Posted on August 11, 2021
UP’s Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH) in the Faculty of Veterinary Science has invested in the latest device to test deafness in dogs, and is currently testing 20–30 dogs per month, most of which are puppies.
Tuks vets perform SA’s first partial knee replacement on cat
Posted on July 09, 2021
Specialist veterinary surgeons at the University of Pretoria’s Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital have conducted South Africa’s first partial knee replacement on a cat, saving its right leg from being amputated.
University of Pretoria veterinary specialist performs what is believed to be SA’s first neuroprosthesis on a horse
Posted on May 28, 2021
The surgery, which will enable the filly to return to racing in three months’ time, is one of several breakthroughs by UP veterinary specialists in recent months.
No “Mission Impossible” after airlifting a gorilla by helicopter to the faculty for a CT scan
Posted on June 09, 2020
The special patient aboard the helicopter was Makokou, a 34-year-old male Western lowland gorilla from the Johannesburg Zoo who was airlifted to Onderstepoort for a CT scan of his nasal passages.
‘UP vets are the best vets!’ – My name is Andrew the Scottie, and this is my story
Posted on April 01, 2020
My name is Andrew and I am, so I am told, a Scottish Terrier. Andrew is apparently a difficult name for humans to pronounce, so everybody calls me “Andy”. Because Scotties are stubborn, independent and proud with a bad temper I do not like it, but I cannot convince them through...
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.
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.
UP tackles rabies in rural areas
Posted on March 31, 2017
Dr Francis Kolo, of the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases at UP, conducted a study on the dog population of Hluvukani Village to determine the prevalence of rabies in the area and the causes of mortality in the population.