Understanding the intricacies of rhino immobilisation
Posted on May 30, 2017
Rhinos' response to anaesthesia has proved to have complications, but Prof Leith Meyer from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at UP is constantly working to better understand how these iconic animals respond to immobilisation.
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.
Open Day 2017
Posted on May 05, 2017
On Saturday, 20 May 2017, the University of Pretoria will hold an open day for high school learners from Grades 9 to 12, and their families.
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.
Faculty showcases its CEn programme to the steering committee of the USRN
Posted on April 11, 2017
The University Social Responsibility Network (USR Network/USRN) was inaugurated on 9 October 2015 in Hong Kong. It places emphasis on collaboration, coalition and networking among members and with other networks and alliances. The University of Pretoria is one of the 14 university members...
University of Pretoria celebrates student achievements at 2017 Autumn Graduation
Posted on April 07, 2017
More than 13 000 students will receive their degrees at the University of Pretoria's 2017 Autumn Graduation Ceremonies.
Faculty honours its PhD graduates in style at doctoral celebration event
Posted on April 07, 2017
The Faculty of Veterinary Science has reason to be proud with another 12 successful new PhD graduates who were awarded their doctoral degrees today at the autumn graduation ceremony of the University of Pretoria.
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...
Faculty’s hosting of InVeST conference another international feather in the cap of the OP Skills Laboratory
Posted on April 03, 2017
The 2017 InVeST - International Veterinary Simulation in Teaching – conference from 10 to 12 April 2017 is hosted by the Faculty of Veterinary Science’s Skills Laboratory.
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.