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  • UP researchers weigh in on bird flu outbreak

    Posted on July 19, 2017

    University of Pretoria (UP) researchers are working with the poultry industry and the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to contain the current bird flu outbreak in South Africa.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Protecting the Garden of Eden

    Posted on June 05, 2015

    Dr Michael Kock of the Department of Production Animal Studies has more than 30 years’ experience as a wildlife vet and is regarded as one of the top forest elephant veterinary experts in the world.

  • Chair trains small-scale farmers and uplifts rural communities

    Posted on May 18, 2015

    The training of small-scale farmers and livestock handlers in primary animal health care not only uplifts and empowers rural communities, but also contributes to ensuring rural development and food security.

  • New skills laboratory huge boost for clinical training in Faculty of Veterinary Science

    Posted on April 22, 2015

    As part of its continuing efforts to ensure that veterinary science students are able to perform clinical procedures, the University of Pretoria (UP) established a skills laboratory at the Faculty of Veterinary Science.

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