First ever SARChI NRF Chair awarded to Faculty of Veterinary Science
Posted on May 24, 2018
A SARChI Research Chair has been awarded to Prof Celia Abolnik of the Faculty of Veterinary Science. This is the first Chair relevant to veterinary science to be awarded in the history of the Faculty.
Research at UP — a retrospective review now published
Posted on November 22, 2017
The production of the annual Research Review is always a highlight in the research calendar of the University of Pretoria, and the Research Review 2016 was no exception.
The pathogen discoverer – in search of novel and/or emerging tick-borne pathogens
Posted on November 01, 2017
Prof Marinda Oosthuizen is a pathogen discoverer, always on the lookout for novel and/or emerging tick-borne pathogens. Understanding what something is, why it is there and what it can do is her forte.
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 03, 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.
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.
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.