UP academics are playing a lead role in the reintroduction of wild cheetahs into India as part of efforts to ensure the global survival of the species. It will be the first intercontinental species reintroduction of its kind.
“Heart diseases in horses may go unnoticed by the owner until they become relatively severe” – UP’s Dr Christina Eberhardt, whose consulting service, EquiCardio, conducts cardiac examinations of horses for early detection of abnormalities.
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 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’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 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.
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