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  • Publication Celebration

    Posted on March 02, 2020

    Department of Paraclinical Sciences publication output awards for 2019 were announced at a special luncheon for staff members

  • Ensuring better health and proper care for cheetahs in captivity

    Posted on July 11, 2017

    Dr Adrian Tordiffe, from the Department of Paraclinical Sciences at UP, has been intrigued by diseases in captive cheetahs since his days working as a clinical veterinarian at the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • South Africa developing a booming crocodile economy

    Posted on April 22, 2015

    How do you get a crocodile to urinate in a cup?

  • UP researcher finds ways to improve the well-being of wildlife

    Posted on November 14, 2014

    Dr Leith Meyer, Veterinary Sciences Pharmacology researcher at the University of Pretoria, is committed to finding solutions to improve the well-being of wild animals.

  • Veterinary wildlife post-doctoral position

    Posted on May 08, 2014

    Dear Prospective Post-doctoral Fellow Have you recently obtained a doctoral degree and are looking for an opportunity to work with Wildlife in Africa? The Department of Paraclinical Sciences at the Faculty of Veterinary Science has procured funds fo

  • Phytomedicine

    Posted on July 09, 2012

    Prof Kobus Eloff, Head of the Phytomedicine Programme in the Faculty of Veterinary Science, was awarded the NSTF-BHP-Billiton award (sponsored by Eskom) made to a researcher for an outstanding contribution to SETI (science, engineering, technology and inn

  • Important information about Rift Valley Fever / Slenkdalkoors

    Posted on March 18, 2010

    Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a disease that primarily affects animals but also has the capacity to infect humans.

  • Department hosts NUFU meeting

    Posted on November 03, 2009

    The Department of Paraclinical Sciences hosted this year's NUFU meeting and workshop at Mossel Bay. Since the inception NUFU meeting in 2002 the Deans of the participating veterinary faculties in the South and Norway were always invited to attend the meet

  • Lecturer from the Faculty of Veterinary Science joins the Zululand Nile Crocodile Research Programme and assists with postgraduate mentoring

    Posted on October 19, 2009

    Dr Jan Myburgh of the Department of Paraclinical Sciences at the Faculty recently joined a team of scientists from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife to, among other things, assist with the attachment of transmitters to crocodiles f

  • Greengold Symposium

    Posted on August 06, 2009

    The Phytomedicine Programme is organizing an international symposium in Pretoria on 14-16 September with ICART-EU (Implementation and Coordination of Agricultural Research and Training) funding.

  • Wildlife Chemical Immobilization Course

    Posted on August 06, 2009

    The next wildlife chemical immobilization course will be presented from 13 to 19 September 2009.

  • Rabies workshop

    Posted on August 05, 2009

    Rabies workshop for the Isikhiwe School for Tradition and Faith in Soshanguwe held in collaboration with Dept Paraclinical Sciences of the Veterinary Faculty UP and the State Veterinary Services, Gauteng held on 4 August, 2009.

  • Practical Wildlife Disease Investigation Course

    Posted on August 04, 2009

    The Department of Paraclinical Sciences hosted the Practical Wildlife Disease Investigation CE Course from 30 March to 3 April 2009 at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Onderstepoort.

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