New skills training for final year vet students serves the agricultural needs of South Africa
Posted on November 26, 2019
In 2018 the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort embarked on enriching the skills base of newly qualified veterinarians by developing a one-week training course to diagnose bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis. These are important state controlled diseases of cattle which also affect...
Breakthrough finding in UP-led study reduces risk of anaesthetic-related deaths in immobilised rhino
Posted on November 19, 2019
For rhinos that survive a poaching attack, the fight to stay alive is not over. In order to treat the animal, it needs to be immobilised via darting. Anti-poaching measures, such as dehorning and collaring, also require a rhino to be immobilised. This can be a risky exercise.
New study finds today’s gorillas may be smarter than human ‘ancestors’ of three million years ago
Posted on November 13, 2019
The great apes, including humans, gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans, are very intelligent. But how does the intelligence of living great apes, such as Koko the gorilla, compare with our 3 million-year-old relatives, such as “Lucy” the Australopithecine?
UP’s Faculty of Law scores first for Africa with third consecutive year in THE global top 100 university subject rankings
Posted on November 12, 2019
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Law has for the third consecutive year been ranked in Times Higher Education’s (THE) 2020 survey of the Top 100 World University Rankings by subject. This achievement is unparalleled in South Africa and Africa.
Study findings lead the way to diagnosing bovine tuberculosis in nyala
Posted on November 07, 2019
Bovine tuberculosis (TB) affects a wide range of wildlife species with devastating consequences
Enter UP's University Social Responsibility Month photographic competition
Posted on October 08, 2019
October 2019 is University Social Responsibility Month. As part of an awareness-raising process, we invite you to take a photograph that illustrates you (or your team) being socially responsible and enter the University Social Responsibility Photo Competition. This can be campus operations,...
DVTD One Health Workshop at Mungena High School, Bushbuckridge municipality
Posted on October 02, 2019
On the 31th August, a group of lecturers supported by admin staff from the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases and Hans Hoheisen Wildlife Research Station hosted a One Health workshop with learners from Mungena High School.
UP rated in top four of SA universities in 2020 QS Graduate Employability Survey
Posted on September 19, 2019
UP has been ranked among the top four universities in South Africa in terms of graduate employability, according to the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Survey that was released on Thursday. UP also improved its global ranking significantly and is now ranked within the 251-300 band, compared to the...
Double celebration at spring graduation for UP doctoral couple
Posted on September 06, 2019
It was a double celebration in the Kolo household when husband and wife Francis and Agatha graduated from the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Veterinary Science this week with PhDs in Veterinary Science.
Faculty vets rescue female black-footed cat and her kittens with cesarean section
Posted on August 21, 2019
Faculty vets, Dr Katja Koeppel and Dr Dorianne Elliott once again provided the Faculty with a success story when they rescued a female black-footed cat and her kittens with a cesarean section
Faculty’s Prof Adrian Tordiffe receives SAVA Research Award
Posted on August 15, 2019
Faculty’s Prof Adrian Tordiffe receives SAVA Research Award
New Deputy Dean: Research and Postgraduate Studies aims to dynamically escalate Faculty's research status
Posted on August 12, 2019
Faculty appoints new Deputy Dean: Research and Postgraduate Studies
Faculty launches new Twitter account
Posted on August 07, 2019
The Faculty is pleased to announce that it launched its new Twitter account during July 2019
UP veterinary pathologist leads international field with ground-breaking findings on Rift Valley Fever Virus
Posted on May 17, 2019
Dr Lieza Odendaal, a lecturer in Veterinary Public Health at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science, has been studying the complex Rift Valley Fever Virus (RVFV) for years – and her findings have offered the international community of veterinary pathologists...
UP vets provide radiation treatment to fight Chaos the lion’s skin cancer
Posted on May 23, 2019
Chaos, a 16-year-old lion from the Lory Park Zoo in Midrand, Johannesburg, this week underwent a third round of radiation at the Mediclinic Muelmed in Pretoria after being diagnosed with skin cancer by veterinarians in the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science.
Faculty engages small-scale farmers as part of its Feedlot Challenge
Posted on April 30, 2019
The Department of Production Animal Studies in the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science recently invited emerging small-scale feedlot farmers from the surrounding communities to participate in its annual Feedlot Challenge, which will run until 24 May.
Faculty hosts swine environment day
Posted on April 29, 2019
Every year on 1 March, National Pig Day is celebrated in the USA. In South Africa there is no such holiday but recently the Faculty of Veterinary Science, in conjunction with the SA Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO), hosted a swine environment day
Vet Science graduates: It’s all in the family for us!
Posted on April 24, 2019
Two graduates from the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Veterinary Science recently shared with Primarashni Gower why veterinary practice is in their blood.
What did these alumni do in the summer of ’69?
Posted on April 23, 2019
We will probably never know what students in the OP Class of 1969 did in the summer of ‘69 but the group that qualified at the end of that year recently held their 50th reunion near Pretoria at the Roodevalley Hotel in Kameeldrift East.
No time to rest – from research methodology to R to One Health
Posted on April 15, 2019
24 students from three different continents have successfully started the 2019 collaborative Masters in Tropical Animal Health degree programme.