Veterinary pathology and post-mortems are keys to problem-solving
Posted on April 03, 2021
To many people the thought of doing a post-mortem (also known as a necropsy) on a dead animal or carcass brings up negative thoughts such as blood, guts, grossness, bad smells and even nausea. So, it begs the question: Why do veterinary pathologists perform post-mortems?
UP vets’ partial knee replacement surgery on Theophylline the cat another first for South Africa
Posted on March 04, 2021
After Theophylline fractured her leg in a fall, determined UP vets used a complex surgery that has never been performed in SA before to ensure that the kitten’s leg is saved from amputation.
NEW STUDY: Welfare and survival of Africa’s arid mammals under threat of climate change
Posted on February 24, 2021
Dr Ned Snelling, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy and Physiology and Prof Leith Meyer, Director of the Centre for Veterinary Wildlife Studies, both from the Faculty of Veterinary Science have just published a new study on the welfare and survival of Africa’s arid-dwelling...
Extraordinary Lecturer in the DVTD receives prestigious 2021 AAVMC Excellence in Research Award
Posted on February 22, 2021
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has announced the recipients of its annual awards that recognize professional excellence, achievement and service in academic veterinary medicine. Among these awards, was the 2021 AAVMC Excellence in Research Award, being presented...
UP vets save lives of two dogs using ground-breaking technique in first for Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital
Posted on February 15, 2021
Two UP vets have used a ground-breaking technique to perform life-saving heart surgery on two dogs, French Bulldog Daisy and a Cocker Spaniel called Tallen.
EXPERT OPINION: Veterinary ivermectin: Should I use it to protect me from COVID-19?
Posted on January 31, 2021
Since the release of the first articles on the potential effectiveness of ivermectin, there have been several questions on the use of the cattle drug in people, since it is available over the counter as a veterinary drug. Prof Vinny Naidoo, Dean of the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of...
EXPERT OPINION: Fighting COVID-19: A veterinary perspective
Posted on January 18, 2021
Dr Rebone Moerane, Head of the University's Department of Production Animal Studies of Production Animal Studies, shares lessons learned from pandemics in animal populations.
UP scientists scoop first and second prizes in Innovation Hub competition’s Biosciences category
Posted on January 14, 2021
UP’s Prof Tahir Pillay and Prof Celia Abolnik and their teams have won first and second prize, respectively, in the Biosciences category of the GAP Innovation Competition run by the Innovation Hub.