UP vet team gives macaw new lease of life with 3D-printed beak
Posted on October 27, 2021
Many people get prosthetic titanium limbs as a result of illness or injury. Now, thanks to a University of Pretoria (UP) team led by Professor Gerhard Steenkamp, a veterinary specialist in dentistry and maxillofacial surgery at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, a macaw has been given a new lease...
UP Veterinary Science master’s student wins Belgian prize for dissertation
Posted on September 28, 2021
UP master’s student Dr Hendrik Swanepoel has won the Prize for Global Research of the Province of Antwerp for his dissertation. The award recognises research that contributes to global science for health worldwide.
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.
UP’s Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital gets its first MRI scanner
Posted on July 26, 2021
UP’s Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital has entered a new era in patient care with the acquisition of an MRI scanner, which allows for the bodies of big cats, great apes and the necks of horses, among others, to be scanned.
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.
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.
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...