UP collaborates to save the survivors
Posted on July 15, 2016
The Department of Paraclinical Sciences and various partners have initiated a project to determine how rearing conditions and environment affect orphaned rhinos' adaption to their natural habitat.
Rhino research that matters at UP
Posted on July 11, 2016
Dr Cindy Harper and her team from UP's Veterinary Genetics Laboratory have developed a ground-breaking technique to collect and catalogue DNA from rhinos and rhino horns.
Experts agree to enhanced international DNA testing of rhinos
Posted on July 05, 2016
The RhODIS system for profiling and indexing rhino DNA, developed by UP's Veterinary Genetics Laboratory and partners, could become the standard for producing DNA profiles that can be analysed and compared in a global database.
CROCODILE SPECIALIST GROUP EVENT PUTS SOUTH AFRICA AND UNIVERSITY'S VET FACULTY ON THE WORLD MAP
Posted on July 03, 2016
A ‘huge success for the University of Pretoria and the Faculty of Veterinary Science, and judged as one of the best Crocodile Specialist Group (CSG) working meetings held thus far”.
Faculty’s VGL RhODIS® workshop in South Africa leads to agreement by experts to enhanced international DNA testing of rhinos
Posted on July 03, 2016
The Faculty of Veterinary Science’s Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) of the University of Pretoria was instrumental in the announcement last week of the international expansion of rhino horn DNA testing
Model enables risk predictions for avian flu
Posted on June 24, 2016
Most countries are not well prepared to cope with a possible avian influenza pandemic. Dr Folorunso Oludayo Fasina from the Faculty of Veterinary Science has developed a risk model to limit the spread of this disease.
Phytomedicine students receive prestigious research awards
Posted on June 22, 2016
The quality of students enrolled in the Phytomedicine Programme offered by the Department of Paraclinical Sciences in the Faculty of Veterinary Science was recently highlighted when three PhD students, Drs Olubukola Adenubi and Abimbola Aro, and Ms Bellonah Sakong, received prestigious research...
New study on vulture-killing drug raises serious concerns
Posted on March 15, 2016
For over a decade it has been known that some drugs are toxic to vultures and that they are exposed to these drugs by consuming contaminated carcasses. A new study shows that the threat to these magnificent birds are far from over.