Prof ML Penrith

Extraordinary Professor : DVTD

BSc(Hons) (Zoology), BVSc(Hons), PhD (Zoology), DSc (Entomology)

Prof M-L Penrith

Postal address

PostNet Suite 439,
Private Bag X15
Menlo Park 0102
South Africa


Professional and academic experience

  • 27 years experience as veterinarian
  • 55 years experience as researcher
  • 11 years experience as lecturer (post graduate online courses

Professional memberships

  • Registered with the South African Veterinary Council
  • Member of the South African Veterinary Association
  • Member of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians
  • Member of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa

Subjects taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

  • Animal Health Management of  High Impact and Emerging Animal Diseases
  • Advanced One Health

Research interests

Epidemiology and control of African swine fever and other infectious diseases of swine; integrating livestock production and biodiversity conservation at the wildlife/livestock interface; alternative standards for trade in livestock and livestock commodities to enable export from areas not free of trade-sensitive transboundary animal diseases.


ARC-OVR-TADP; Department of Production Animal Studies; Department of Zoology

Postgraduate students

  • Dr Arsène Ciza Mushagaluza (MSc)
  • Dr Baratang Alison Lubisi (PhD)
  • Dr Leana Janse van Rensburg (PhD)

Research output/publications

  • 100 publications in peer-reviewed or refereed journals
  • 30 book chapters
  • 7 congress proceedings
  • 5 full-length conference papers/keynote addresses
  • 9 non-refereed publications
  • 27 technical reports

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