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
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
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.
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.