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  • Electric fences and small animals - a deadly combination

    Posted on May 15, 2017

    Electric fencing, although economical and effective, often result in the electrocution of non-target species. Among them are tortoises, and they are rapidly moving up on the Cites list of endangered animals.

  • Lethal dehydration - a ticking clock for desert birds

    Posted on May 08, 2017

    Prof Andrew McKechnie is part of an international study looking at the effects of climate change on birds, particularly those living in deserts. Their findings reveal that these birds are going to be under great strain in the future.

  • Death is temporary - the resurrection of the naked mole rat

    Posted on April 24, 2017

    Prof Nigel Bennett and Dr Heike Lutermann, of the University of Pretoria's Department of Zoology and Entomology, are involved in an exciting study on the naked mole rat that has been featured in Science.

  • Conference provides impetus for faculty's wildlife drive

    Posted on April 05, 2017

    The recent wildlife conference, jointly presented by the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria (UP) and the South African Veterinary Association (SAVA) Wildlife Group was an early highlight on the Faculty's calendar for 2017 and brought together a wide range of expertise in...

  • UP tackles rabies in rural areas

    Posted on March 31, 2017

    Dr Francis Kolo, of the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases at UP, conducted a study on the dog population of Hluvukani Village to determine the prevalence of rabies in the area and the causes of mortality in the population.

  • New UP project to support South African dairy industry

    Posted on February 24, 2017

    A new project by researchers at the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria tackles some of the big unanswered questions regarding mastitis treatment failure at South African dairies.

  • Science Communication in the spotlight at UP

    Posted on July 21, 2016

    The University recently launched Research Matters, an exciting new website that showcases and highlights some of its research and innovation output and emphasises the impact of this work in South Africa, Africa and globally.

  • Prof Horak honoured with award from the South African Academy for Science and Arts

    Posted on July 18, 2016

    Prof Ivan Horak, emeritus professor in the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria, was recently selected by the South African Academy for Science and Arts to receive the MT Steyn medal for exceptional achievement in natural...

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