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.
Veterinary Management of African Wildlife Conference provides impetus to faculty’s wildlife drive
Posted on March 14, 2017
The recent wildlife conference, jointly presented by the Faculty of Veterinary Science 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 ranging field of expertise in wildlife from across...
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.
Faculty Researcher receives African Union's Kwame Nkrumah Regional Award
Posted on February 13, 2017
Prof Celia Abolnik, Research Chair in Poultry Health and Production in the Department of Production Animal Studies of the Faculty of Veterinary Science was recently honored with the African Union's Kwame Nkrumah Regional Award
OP Faculty of Veterinary Science student takes top prize in 'Veterinarians Around the World' photo competition organized by Kansas State University
Posted on September 29, 2016
An image of wildlife veterinarians saving a rhino from poachers in South Africa's Kruger National Park is the first-place winner in a photography contest organized by the International Programs office in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University.
Faculty joins Africa Geographic’s KNP K-9 anti-poaching dog food drive as drop-off point for World Rhino Day
Posted on September 15, 2016
For all the animal lovers out there, we call on you to join us in a Dog Food Drive - For the Love of Dogs & Rhinos, an initiative started by Africa Geographic.
Faculty of Veterinary Science produces world's first Skills Laboratory Bull
Posted on September 09, 2016
Increasing student numbers, the availability of teaching animals and animal welfare issues have led to the development of veterinary simulators and models that are used to teach veterinary students clinical skills.
OP Veterinary Science Faculty soccer team crowned as Spring Day soccer league champions
Posted on September 09, 2016
The OP staff soccer team made the Faculty proud by winning the Spring Day soccer league final
Faculty of Veterinary Science’s annual Faculty Day showcases high-level research outputs
Posted on September 05, 2016
The recent annual Faculty Day of the Faculty of Veterinary Science has once again proven to be one of the highlights on the calendar of the Faculty.
Veterinary students display amazing talent at Dean’s Cultural evening
Posted on August 22, 2016
Students from the Faculty of Veterinary Science recently again amazed one and all, showcasing the many talents they are blessed with.
UP's Veterinary Science students star in new TV series
Posted on August 04, 2016
A new reality/documentary TV series on SABC 3 titled Frontier Vets, depicts the daily lives of six South African soon-to-be-qualified veterinary students from the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Veterinary Science.
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...
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...