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  • UP veterinarians do their part to save our rhino

    Posted on March 03, 2016

    As the rhino poaching crisis escalates, this year's theme for World Wildlife Day, 'The future of wildlife is in our hands' is a chilling reminder of the situation in South Africa.

  • 9th Summer-School - Non-invasive Monitoring of Hormones

    Posted on February 03, 2016

    The course is suitable to colleagues/students who are not familiar with non-invasive techniques and will allow participants to gain practical experience in techniques of non-invasive endocrine monitoring including sample workup preparation, performance of enzyme immunoassays (EIA), data...

  • African Wildlife in a Changing Environment: Disease Diagnostics and Forensics 16 - 18 November 2015

    Posted on November 09, 2015

    The Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Onderstepoort, of the University of Pretoria, is pleased to announce that the African Wildlife Diseases Diagnostics and Forensics Symposium, 2015, will take place from Monday, 16 November to Wednesday 18 November 2015, at...

  • Understanding bluetongue and lumpy skin disease

    Posted on September 18, 2015

    Prof Estelle Venter studies diseases that can have significant implications for farmers and communities, particularly bluetongue and lumpy skin disease, which occur predominantly in livestock.

  • Healthy cows ensure quality milk

    Posted on September 07, 2015

    The small-staffed, but highly efficient Milk Laboratory in UP's Faculty of Veterinary Science, is the go-to place for nearly half of South Africa's commercial dairy farmers for diagnostic services relating to udder health.

  • Searching for the dirty truth

    Posted on August 20, 2015

    The Endocrine Research Laboratory (ERL), in the Department of Anatomy and Physiology in the Faculty of Veterinary Science, has established numerous non-invasive tests for a wide range of species.

  • The ethics of meat production

    Posted on August 05, 2015

    Prof Edward Webb has conducted years of intensive research in animal science to find acceptable ways of improving farming methods to enhance the well-being of animals, which, in turn, will result in better quality animal produce.

  • Phytomedicine – fighting parasites for healthier animals and people

    Posted on July 14, 2015

    With the increasing resistance of parasites and micro-organisms to commercially available anti-parasitic and antimicrobial drugs, the need to find treatments that improve animal and human health is fast becoming a necessity.

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