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2018

 
Dr Rauna N Athingo
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Dr Rauna Athingo

Registered
2015-2018

Country
Namibia

Research project
Description of spatial variation in upper respiratory infections domestic cattle at the wildlife-livestock interface for the purposes of reducing infectious disease transmission between cattle and African Buffalo: a case study in the Mnisi Community Project, South Africa.

Study leader
Dr C Coon
Prof M van Vuuren
Prof G Fosgate

 
 

Dr Angela Buys
PhD

Registered
2013-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Development and evaluation of an inactivated vaccine containing clostridial and non-clostridial antigens for active immunization of sheep.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Dr J Crafford

 
 
Dr Gillian Declerq
MSc (Tropical Animal Heath)

Registered
2017-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Questionnaire survey to determine risk factors for zoonotic Brucella transmission in a peri-urban communal farming setting.

Study leader
Prof A Michel

 
 
Ms Karen Ebersohn
MSc (Veterinary Science)(Cum Laude)

Ms K Ebersohn

Registered
2016-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Characterization of Palyam serogrou orbiviruses

Study leader
Prof E Venter
Dr P Coetzee

 
 
Dr Shivani Goolab
PhD

Ms Shivani Goolab

Registered
2014-2018

Country
South Africa

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Dr M Crampton
Dr R Roth

 
 
Dr Vincent C Henwood
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2013-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Food safety and certification risks associated with the export of food from Western Cape.

Study leader
Prof D Abernethy
Prof E Etter

 
 
Ms Roanda Jacobs
MSc (Veterinary Science)(Cum Laude)

Ms Roanda Jacobs

Registered
2016-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Haemoparasite prevalence and Anaplasma bovis strain diversity in rock sengis from South Africa.

Study leader
Prof M Oosthuizen
Prof A Bastos

 
 
Ms Rebecca E Jeal
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2015-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Serological survey of flaviviruses in selected equines in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof E Venter
Prof B Gummow

 
 
Dr K Edward Lekota
PhD

Registered
2014-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Genomic study of Bacillus anthracis and Bacillus species isolated from animals in Southern Africa.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Dr E Madaroba
Dr CVA Hefer

 
 
Mr Freddy M Mabetlela
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2015-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Identification of African Swine fever virus proteins that activates cellular immune responses.

Study leader
Dr M van Kleef
Dr A Pretoriu
Dr J van Heerden

 
 
Mr Marcus Makgabo
MSc (Veterinary Science)(Cum Laude)

Registered
2016-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Seasonal dynamics of the transmission of tick-borne diseases to cattle at the wildlife-livestock interface.

Study leader
Dr N Collins
Dr L Biggs
Prof K Brayton

 
 
Mr Tsireledzo (T G) Makwarela
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2016-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Temporal dynamics at anthrax carcass sites in KNP.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Dr A Hassim

 
 
Dr TapiwaT M Makwavarara
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2014-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Pilot Project to study the prevalence of tuberculosis in domesticated African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) and their handlers in the Victoria Falls area.

Study leader
Prof D Abernethy

 
 
Dr Stephen Mandara
MSc (Tropical Animal Heath)

Dr S Mandara

Registered
2016-2018

Country
Zimbabwe

Research project
Characterization of Palyam serogrou orbiviruses

Study leader
Prof L Neves
Dr AM Bosman

 
 
Dr Rudo Marange
MSc (Tropical Animal Heath)

Dr Rudo Marange

Registered
2016-2018

Country
Zimbabwe

Study leader
Dr D Morar-Leather
Prof D Fasina

 
 

Mr Ratselane D Marumo
MSc (Tropical Animal Heath)

Dr Ratselane Marumo

Registered
2016-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Vaccination of on-farm cattle against heartwater using an attenuated tissue culture vaccine.

Study leader
Prof B Mans

 
 

Ms Nomawethu S Masina
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2016-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Validation of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis detection in ovine feacal samples (individual and pooled) sunder South African conditions using the Versa Trek liquid culture system and species verification by PCR.

Study leader
Prof A Michel
Dr T Hlokwe

 
 
Mr Xolani Mazibuko
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2017-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Investigation on the occurrence of haematophagous flies and their potential role in haemoparasites transmission in Kruger Park – South Africa.

Study leader
Prof L Neves
Dr L Lampereur

 
 
Ms Desiree (KD) Mazwi
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2017-2018

Country
South Africa

Study leader
Prof Anita Michel

 
 
Dr Gaby ER Monteiro
PhD

Dr Gaby Monteiro

Registered
2011-2018

Country
Mozambique

Research project
Molecular basis for the Rift Valey fever virus virulence.

Study leader
Prof J Paweska
Dr Kortekaas
Dr P Jansen van Vuuren

 
 
Dr Duma Mpofu
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2016-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Cross-sectional survey of non-commercial herds in Gauteng Province.

Study leader
Prof D Abernethy

 
 
Dr Fernando C Mulandane
PhD

Registered
2014-2018

Country
Mozambique

Research project
Epidemiology of drug resistance and evaluation of possible mechanical transmission of Trypanosoma congolense by Haematophagous insects in Zambezia.

Study leader
Prof L Neves
Dr V Delespaux
Prof M Oosthuizen

 
 
Ms Charlotte R Mupfunya
MSc (Veterinary Science)(Cum Laude)

Registered
2017-2018

Country
Zimbabwe

Research project
Antimicrobial use practices and resistance in indicator bacteria in communal cattle in the Mnisi community, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Study leader
Prof V NAidoo
Dr N Kekwana

 
 

Dr P Berry Mutowembwa
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2012-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Developing quality control systems that will meet the requirements of lucrative markets for beef produced in the foot-and-mouth disease endemic zones in the Caprivi region of Namibia.

Study leader
Prof G Thomson
Dr L Heath

 
 
Dr Chisanga T Mwamba
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Dr C Mwamba

Registered
2015-2018

Country
Zambia

Research project

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Dr M Munyeme

 
 
Dr JG Nel
MSc (Tropical Animal Heath)(Cum Laude)

Registered
2017-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Temporal strain diversity of Heartwater in Limpopo province with particular reference to treatment.

Study leader
Prof F Jongejan

 
 
Dr Harry G Ngoveni
PhD

Registered
2014-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Characterizing the effect of recombination and reassortment on the genetic diversity of African Horse Sickness Virus genomes.

Study leader
Dr O Koekemoer
Dr A van Schalkwyk

 
 
Dr Nomathamsanqa Nogwebela
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2014-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Case Control Study of Risk Factors for Bovine Brucellosis in Kwazulu Natal.

Study leader
Prof D Abernethy
Prof P Thompson

 
 
Ms Matshie Phosa
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2017-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Patterns of zoonotic M. bovis transmission via milk.

Study leader
Dr D Morar-Leather
Prof A A Adesiyun

 
 
Dr George T Sandengu
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2014-2018

Country
South Africa

Study leader
Prof D Abernethy

 
 
Ms Angy N Shabangu
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2016-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Genetic diversity of Babesia rossi strains in domestic docs, African wild dogs and black backed jackals in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof T Matjila
Prof M Oosthuizen
Prof B Penzhorn

 
 
Dr R Mooregood Spargo
MSc (Tropical Animal Heath)

Dr Reverend Spargo

Registered
2016-2018

Country
Zimbabwe

Research project
Selected topics on Ticks and Tick-borne diseases of livestock in Zimbabwe.

Study leader
Dr J Crafford
Prof C Maritz Olivier

 
 
Dr Leandri Strydom
MSc (Tropical Animal Heath)

Dr Leandri Strydom

Registered
2016-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Identification of helminths sampled from preserved puffadders stored in museum collections in South Africa.

Study leader
Dr V Schwan

 
 
Miss Bianca Voigts
MSc (Tropical Animal Heath)

Miss B Voigts

Registered
2016-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Survey of filarial helminth infections in dogs from Mafikeng, North West Province.

Study leader
Dr V Schwan

 
 
Miss Samantha K Willis-Berriman
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2014-2018

Country
South Africa

Research project
Development of a real-time PCR assay for the sensitive detection and quantification of Anaplasma phagocytophilum infections in wild rodent species.

Study leader
Dr M Oosthuizen
Dr M Chaisi

 
 
Dr Jaison Zanga
MSc (Tropical Animal Heath)

Dr Jaison Zanga

Registered
2016-2018

Country
Zimbabwe

Research project
Allele frequencies of acaricide resistance-associated SNPs in R. decoloratus ticks from South Africa.

Study leader
Dr J Crafford
Prof C Maritz Olivier

 
 

2017

 
Ms Zama (TH) Khumalo
PhD

Ms Zama Khumalo

Registered
2013-2017

Country
South Africa

Research project
Detection, differentiation and phylogenetic relationship between Anaplasma marginale and A. centrale.

Study leader
Prof M Oosthuizen
Dr N Collins

 
 
Ms Angelika K Loots
PhD

Mrs A Loots

Registered
2014-2017

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular characterization of canine distemper, parvo- and corona viruses in wild carnivores of South Africa.

Study leader
Prof E H Venter
Dr E Lane
Dr D-L Dalton

 
 

Ms Bongiwe P Mahlobo
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2015 -2017

Country
South Africa

Research project
In silico characterisation and functional prediction of selected Theileria parva hypothetical proteins.

Study leader
Dr K Sibeko-Matjila

 
 

Ms Mogau S Mampa
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2015 -2017

Country
South Africa

Research project
Determination of sequence descriptions and predicted functions of selected Theileria parva hypothetical proteins.

Study leader
Dr K Sibeko-Matjila
Prof T Matjila

 
Dr John Mhongovoyo
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)(Cum Laude)

Registered
2014 -2017

Country
Botswana

Research project
Bovine tuberculosis in wildlife in the Chobe National Park.

Study leader
Prof A Michel
Dr F Jori

 

Dr Sizanobuhle L Phili
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2015 -2017

Country
Zimbabwe

Study leader
Dr N Collins

 
 

Mr Iyani Raselabe
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2014 -2017

Country
South Africa

Research project
Identification of cytokines induced by two strains of African swine fever virus recombinant proteins p30, p54 and p72.

Study leader
Dr M van Kleef
Dr A Pretorius

 
 
Dr Anna S Smit
MSc (Tropical Animal Health)(Cum Laude)

Dr Anna Smit

Registered
2016-2017

Country
South Africa

Study leader
Dr J Crafford

 
 
Ms Nontobeko Thema
PhD

Registered
2012-2017

Country
South Africa

Research project
Identification and characterization of Ehrlichia ruminantium vaccine candidate epitopes.

Study leader
Dr A Pretorius
Dr M van Kleef

 

Ms Mabotse A Tjale
PhD

Registered
2013 -2017

Country
South Africa

Research project
Transcriptome analysis of Ehrlichia ruminantium at the tick bite site and during the developmental stages in cell culture.

Study leader
Dr A Pretorius
Dr M van Kleef
Dr J Liebenberg

 
 

Mr Teboho N Tsotetsi
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Mr Teboho Tsotetsi

Registered
2013 -2017

Country
South Africa

Research project
Validation of Theileria parva differentially expressed transcripts using quantitative PCR.

Study leader
Dr K Sibeko-Matjila

 
 
Dr Dirk J Verwoerd
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)(Cum Laude)

Registered
2013 -2017

Country
South Africa

Research project
Control of Cysticercosis in South African feedlot cattle.

Study leader
Prof D Abernethy
Prof P Dorny

 
Ms Mathilde L Schade-Weskott
PhD

Registered
2015 -2017

Country
South Africa

Research project
Genetic origin of phenotypic changes in African horsesickness virus.

Study leader
Dr O Koekemoer
Dr M Quan

 

Mr Graeme CM Wolfaart
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2015 -2017

Country
South Africa

Research project
An evaluation of techniques for monitoring rangeland health in semi-arid savannas in southern Africa.

Study leader
Mr J van Rooyen
Dr M Peel

 
 

2016

 

Dr Iolanda V Anahory
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Iolanda Anahory

Registered
2011 -2016

Country
Mozambique

Research project
Foot-and-mouth disease vaccination status of cattle within the Mnisi study region of the Kruger National Park Interface.

Study leader
Dr F Maree
Dr R Dwarka

 
 

Dr Nlingisisi D Babayani
PhD

Dr ND Babayani

Registered
2011 -2016

Country
Botswana

Research project
An automated decision support system for on farm management of internal parasites of small ruminants.

Study leader
Dr J van Wyk
Dr E Morgan
 
 

Ms Lizanne Basson
MSc (Veterinary Science)(Cum Laude)

L Basson

Registered
2013-2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
The role of flies and free-living amoebae as potential vectors of Bacillus anthracis in South Africa.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
D J Rossouw
Dr W Beyer
Ms AE Gilbert

 
 

Dr Patrick X Bastiaensen
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Dr P Bastiaensen

Registered
2014-2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
The use of formal Risk Analysis in Africa: extent, compliance with OIE guidelines and case study.

Study leader
Dr Eric Etter
Prof D Abernethy

 
 

Dr Barbra Bhebhe
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2011-2016

Country
Zimbabwe

Research project
The detection of Simbu and Palyam antibodies in serum collected in bovine calves in Kenya.

Study leader
Dr M Quan
 
 

Dr Phillippa Burger
MSc (Veterinary Science)(Cum Laude)

Registered
2014-2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Investigation of African horse sickness virus vaccine transmission in weanlings vaccinated with a commercial modified live virus vaccine under field conditions.

Study leader
Prof A Guthrie
Prof E Venter
Dr C Weyers (Mehtar)

 
 

Dr Joan V Burumu
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2011-2016

Country
Zimbabwe

Research project
Investigating the use of peripheral blood mononuclear cells for detection of Brucella using PCR in seropositive cows in Zimbabwe.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Dr C Gomo

 
 

Dr Charles Byaruhanga
PhD

Registered
2013-2016

Country
Uganda

Research project
Diversity and epidemiological dynamics of tick-borne haemoparasite infections amongst transhumant Zebu cattle in Karamoja region, Uganda.e.

Study leader
Prof M Oosthuizen
Prof D Knobel
Dr N Collins

 
 

Dr Herman Moses Chambaro
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2012-2016

Country
Zambia

Research project
Phylogenetic analysis of Influenza A virus from Zambia.

Study leader
Dr M Quan
Dr E Simulundu
Prof A Mweene
 
 

Ms Josephine Chileshe
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2014-2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Host immune response profiles of calves following vaccination with inactivated Mycobacterium bovis vaccine candidate.

Study leader
Prof A Michel
Prof V Rutten
 
 

Mr Chimvwele N Choopa
MSc (Veterinary Science)(Cum Laude)

Mr Chimvwele Choopa

Registered
2012-2016

Country
Zambia

Research project
A retrospective study to identify Corridor disease hotspots in the Mnisi area, and molecular characterisation of Theileria parva from positive animals.

Study leader
Dr N Collins
Dr D Geysen
Dr D Knobel
Prof M Oosthuizen

 
 

Mr Anthony Craig
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2013-2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
A comparison of equine orbivirus dynamics on two equine establishments on the East Rand, South Africa.

Study leader
Prof E Venter
Prof A Guthrie

 
 

Mr Dewald Eygelaar
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Mr Dewald Eygelaar

Registered
2012-2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Characterization of Theileria parva in cattle and buffalo (Syncerus caffer) from Botswana using the p67, p104 and PIM antigen genes.

Study leader
Prof M Oosthuizen
Dr F Jori
Dr N Collins

 
 

Ms Ayesha Hassim
PhD

Ms Ayesha Hassim

Registered
2012-2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Distribution and characterization of Bacilllus anthracis and Bacteriophages in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof H van Heerden
Dr W Beyer

 
 

Dr Mary-Anne Frank
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2014-2016

Country
South Africa

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren

 
 

Mr Sampie Jansen van Vuuren
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2013-2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Detection of specified resistance genes for antimicrobial drugs in selected bacterial pathogens using molecular techniques.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren
Prof M Oosthuizen
 
 

Mr Michael R Grover
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Mr Michael Grover

Registered
2013-2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Epidemiology of dog rabies at the wildlife interface in the South African lowveld :  Assessing the risks of spillover and persistence in wildlife.

Study leader
Prof D Knobel
Dr Anne Cohen
Dr P Bessell

 
 

Dr Jeremiah Kaitopok
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2012-2016

Country
Kenya

Research project
Assessment of the economic cost of human/elephant conflict in Tsavo conservation area. Kenya.

Study leader
Prof C McCrindle
 
 

Dr Francis B Kolo
MSc (Veterinary Science)(Cum Laude)

Dr Francis Kolo

Registered
2014-2016

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Age- and sex-specific rates and causes of mortality of owned, free-roaming dogs enrolled in a health and demographic surveillance system.

Study leader
Prof D Knobel

 
 

Ms L Shirley Lukhwareni
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2014-2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular characterisation and attenuation of ORF virus isolates.

Study leader
Prof E Venter

 
 

Dr Roslind C Malan
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2012-2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Acaricide resistance of Rhipicephalus (Boobhilus) species in a communal dipping system in the Mnisi community, Mpumalanga Province.

Study leader
Dr M Madder
Dr RJ Taylor  

 
 

Dr Kramer Manyetu
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2015-2016

Country
Zimbabwe

Research project
Statistical analysis of spatial variation in upper respiratory infections domestic cattle at the wildlife-livestock interface for the purposes of reducing infectious disease transmission between cattle and African Buffalo: a case study in the Mnisi Community Project, South Africa.

Study leader
Dr C Coon
Prof M van Vuuren
Prof G Fosgate

 
 

Mr Evans M Mathebula
MSc (Veterinary Science)(Cum Laude)

Registered
2013-2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Identifying B-cell epitopes of African horsesickness virus in immune horses.

Study leader
Dr J Fehrsen
Dr A Pretorius

 
 

Dr Priscilla Mbiri
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2014-2016

Country
Namibia

Study leader
Dr J Crafford

 
 

Dr Camilla T Mehtar (Weyer)
PhD

Registered
2011-2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
The role of antigen positive horses, from which virus cannot be isolated, in the epidemiology of orbivirus infections.

Study leader
Prof A Guthrie
Prof NJ MacLachlan

 
 

Mr Nick N Mokotoane
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2013 -2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Complete genome characterisation of the nine different AHSV serotypes and targeted mutagenesis to facilitate vaccine development.

Study leader
Dr O Koekemoer
Dr S Maree

 

Dr Jescah Munjere
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Dr Jescah Munjere

Registered
2014 -2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Detection of selected milkborne pathogens in milk collected from communal cattle in Mnisi.

Study leader
Prof A Michel
Ms J Musoke

 
 

Ms Jolly Musoke
PhD

Registered
2012 -2016

Country
Lesotho

Research project
An investigation into the role of cattle in the epidemiology of tuberculosis in humans in Mnisi, South Africa and Malapati (ZW).

Study leader
Prof A Michel
Prof T Marcotty

 

Dr Okechukwu C Ndumnego
PhD

Dr O Ndumnego

Registered
2013-2016

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Comparative studies on immunogenicity and projectivity of a livespore Bacillus anthracis vaccine vs recombinant peptide and DNA vaccine candidates in goats and mice.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Dr W Beyer
Dr J Crafford

   

Mr Tshifhiva Nefefe
PhD

Registered
2013-2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Determination of the sheed (innate) immune transcriptome after infection with Ehrichia ruminantium.

Study leader
Dr A Pretorius
Dr M van Kleef
Dr J Liebenberg

 

Ms Tlou A Ngoepe
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2013-2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Identification and characterization of T. and B. cell epitopes of E. ruminantium ORF 2510.

Study leader
Dr M van Kleef
Dr A Pretorius

 

Mr Kebonyemodisa Ntesang
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Mr K Ntesang

Registered
2014-2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Gastrointestinal and filarial helminth infections of domestic dogs in Gaborone, Botswana.

Study leader
Dr V Schwan

 

Dr Mosiuoa Z Palime
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Dr Mosiua Palime

Registered
2012 -2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Implementation of non-geographic approaches to beef trade in the SADC region.

Study leader
Dr G Thomson
Prof J A W Coetzer

 
 

Dr Charalambos Petevinos
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Dr Charalambos Petevinos

Registered
2011 -2016

Country
Cyprus

Research project
Avian chlamydiosis in Cyprus: Molecular prevalence and diversity.

Study leader
Prof ADS Bastos
Prof Paris Skourides

 
 

Mr Hemelton Phaswana
MSc (Veterinary Science)(Cum Laude)

Registered
2013 -2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Development of a model to test the protection against Anthrax in goats through correlation of passive protection test in mice with serological methods.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Dr OC Ndumnego

 

Mrs Dionne L Rauff
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Mrs Dionne Rauff

Registered
2013 -2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular epidemiology of H6N2 viruses isolated from poultry in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof C Abolnik
 
 

Dr Harold I Salant
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2014 -2016

Country
Israel

Research project
Seroprevalence of T. gondii in poultry of Israel raised in different housing conditions.

Study leader
Dr V Schwan

 
 

Mrs Katherine A Scott
PhD

Registered
2014 -2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Structurally modified masterseed viruses to enhance conventional foot and mouth disease virus vaccines.

Study leader
Dr F Maree
Dr M Quan

 
 

Mr Rae M Smith
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2013 -2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Identification of E. ruminatium vaccine candidate epitopes of Erum 5400, 8050 and 5270.

Study leader
Dr M van Kleef
Dr A Pretorius

 
 

Ms Louren A Son
MSc (Veterinary Science)(Cum laude)

Registered
2013 -2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Identification of E. ruminantium CTL epitopes and CD4 T cell epitopes of erum 2550, 2580, 2590.

Study leader
Dr M van Kleef
Dr A Pretorius

 
 

Dr Whatmore M Tagwireyi
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2014 -2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Seroprevalence and risk factors of Toxoplasma gondii in Domestic Animals in the Mnisi community in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof L Neves
Prof E Etter

 
 

Miss Carien van den Bergh
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Miss Carien van den Bergh

Registered
2014 -2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
The characterization of reassortant strains of bluetongue virus after co-infection of cattle with vaccine strains.

Study leader
Prof E Venter
Mr P Coetzee

 
 

Dr Casper van Heerden
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2013 -2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Effect of delayed evisceration and its impact on the microbiological safety of game meat in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren
 
 

Mr Jacques van Rooyen
PhD

Mr Jacques van Rooyen

Registered
2010 -2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Critical analysis of the livestock production and animal health management systems in a communal farming area at the wildlife/livestock interface, Bushbuckridge District, South Africa.

Study leader
Prof EC Webb
Prof JAW Coetzer

 
 

Mr Frank Venter
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2014-2016

Country
South Africa

Research project
Investigation of Bacillus anthracix genotypic diversity and spatial distribution of outbreak strains.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Ms A Hassim

 
 

Mr Boet (JB) Weyers
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2010-2016

Country
South Africa

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Dr W Beyers

 
 

Dr Timothy Y Woma
PhD

Dr T Woma

Registered
2011-2016

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Epidemiology of peste des petits ruminant virus in sheep, goats and camels in Nigeria.

Study leader
Dr Melvyn Quan
Dr D Bailey

 
 
Top

2015

Dr Oluyemisi A Akerele
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2011 -2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
Dog demography and rabies epidemiology in the Mnisi area, Bushbuckridge District, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Study leader
Dr D Knobel
Mr J van Rooyen
 
Dr Hanre Bredenkamp
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2012 -2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
An efficacy study in sheep with a vaccine containing a subunit antigen of Haemonchus contortus.

Study leader
Dr V Schwan
 
Dr Richard Burroughs
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Dr Richard Burroughs

Registered
2009 -2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
The identification and molecular characterization of Babesia species in brown and spotted hyena.

Study leader
Prof BL Penzhorn
Dr MC Oosthuizen

 

Dr Hendrik Camphor
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2012 -2014

Country
Australia

Research project
Design of comparative surveillance frameworks to improve Rift Valley fever outbreak detection and control programme in South Africa and Mozambique.

Study leader
Prof P Thomson
Dr D Knobel

 

Dr Jacoba (J C) Dongo
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health) (Cum Laude)

Registered
2012-2015

Country
South Africa

Research project
Comparative evaluation of the diagnostic performance of four serological assays for bovine brucellosis in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer).

Study leader
Prof A Michel

 

Ms Fulufhelo Doboro
PhD

Registered
2009-2015

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular analysis of ovine herpesvirus 2 strains in South Africa.

Study leader
Dr Stephen Njiro
Prof M van Vuuren
Dr K Sibeko-Matjila

 
Dr Shepherd Gadha
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2012 -2015

Country
Namibia

Research project
A retrospective analysis of the epidemiology of Rift Valley fever in Namibia.

Study leader
Prof P Thompson
Dr D Knobel

 
Dr Laetitia (O T) Gaudex (Strydom)
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2012 -2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
A baseline health and demographic survey of cattle in the Mnisi Community programme.

Study leader
Dr D Knobel

 

Ms Nomakorinte Gcebe
PhD

Registered
2010 -2015

Country
South Africa

Research project
The occurrence and molecular characterization of non-tuberculous mycobacteria in cattle, African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) and their environments in South Africa and genomic characterization and proteomic comparison with Mycobacterium bovis.

Study leader
Prof A Michel
Prof V Rutten
 

Ms Barbara A Glover
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Ms Barbara Glover

Registered
2013 -2014

Country
Ghana

Research project
Detection of antimicrobial resistance in selected bacteria isolated from non-human primates at a wildlife-human interface, South Africa.

Study leader
Dr A Jenkins
Prof Moritz van Vuuren

Ms Nicole J Liesching
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)(Cum Laude)

Registered
2013 -2015

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular detection of tick-borne haemoparasites in selected wild ruminant species in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof M Oosthuizen
Dr N Collins
 
Dr Agatha O Kolo
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Dr Agatha Kolo

Registered
2012 -2015

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Molecular characterisation of zoonotic ricketsial infections of dogs.

Study leader
Dr K Sibeko
Dr T Matjila

 
Dr Benjamin Mubemba
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Dr Benjamin Mubemba

Registered
2013 -2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
Characterization of a specific part of a gene of RVF virus (amplification and sequencing/phylogenetics) as well as collection of epidemiological data of the samples.

Study leader
Prof E Venter
Prof P Thompson

 
Mr Cornelius Mweempwa
PhD
Mr Cornelius Mweempwa

Registered
2007 -2014

Country
Zambia

Research project
Status of tsetse (Glossina morsitans morsitans) populations and epidemiology of livestock trypanosomosis in areas of varying degrees of fragmentation.

Study leader
Prof BL Penzhorn
Dr R De Deken

 

Miss Bongekile K Ndwandwe
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2012-2014

Country
Swaziland

Research project
Serosurvey on brucellosis in cattle in Swaziland.

Study leader
Prof A Michel

 

Dr Elkanah S Otiang
MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

Registered
2012-2014

Country
Kenya

Research project
Zoonoses of tick-borne dog pathogens in South Africa.

Study leader
Dr D Knobel

 
Dr Peninah Nsamba
PhD
Dr Peninah Nsamba

Registered
2007 -2014

Country
Uganda

Research project
Genetic and phenotypic characterization of selected African foot-and-mouth disease virus isolates.

Study leader
Prof W Vosloo
Dr F Maree

 
Mr Carlos Quembo
PhD
Mr Carlos Quembo

Registered
2008 -2014

Country
Mozambique

Research project
Study of the epidemiology of African Swine fever in Mozambique.

Study leader
Prof W Vosloo
Dr L Heath
Prof F Jori

 
Ms Cassandra Ramos
MSc (veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2011 -2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
Endoparasitism of mammalian carnivores kept at the Johannesburg Zoological Gardens.

Study leader
Dr V Schwan

 
Dr Louis van Schalkwyk
PhD
Dr Louis van Schalkwyk

Registered
2009 -2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
Development of a spatio-temporal probability model of foot-and-mouth disease risk at the wildlife-livestock interface of the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Study leader
Dr D Knobel
Dr G Hendrickx

 
Ms Jumari Steyn
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Ms Jumari Steyn

Registered
2012 -2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
The epidemiology of bluetongue virus with a focus on cattle and Culiciodes midges in Mnisi, Mpumalanga.

Study leader
Prof E Venter
Mnr P Coetzee

 
Top

2014

Dr Peter Coetzee
 PhD (Cum Laude)
Dr Peter Coetzee

Registered

2 -2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
Bluetongue virus: experimental studies on viral phenotype, reassortment and transplacental transmission.

Study leader

Prof EH Venter

 

Dr Jannie Crafford
PhD
Dr Jannie Crafford

Registered
2008-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
The immune response of horses to African horsesickness virus.

Study leader
Prof A Guthrie
Prof J MacLachlan

 

Ms Tiny (MT) Hlokwe
PhD (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) 

 Ms Tiny Hlokwe

Registered
2010-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular characterization of Mycobacterium bovis isolated from bovine tuberculosis samples from livestock and wildlife in Southern Africa: genetic marker optimization and identification using whole genome sequence data.

Study leader
Prof A Michel
Dr P van Helden
Dr C Sabeta
 
Ms Ilze du Plooy
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Ms Ilze du Plooy

Registered
2010-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
Results of routine examinations for parasitic infections of humans from Gauteng, North West and Mpumalanga provinces between 2009 and 2010.

Study leader
Dr V Schwan
 
Ms Hilda W Joubert
PhD

Registered
2010-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
Adenovirus of chicken.

Study leader
Prof EH Venter
Dr Maartens

 
Dr Samantha Kejelepula
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Dr Samantha Kejelepula

Registered
2011-2014

Country
Botswana

Research project
Prevalence of rabies and related virus antibodies in wild carnivore sera from private/provincial reserves adjacent to the Mnisi Study Area, Mpumalanga.

Study leader
Dr C Sabeta
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Dr Leruo T Keokilwe
MSc (Veterinary Science) (Cum Laude)
Dr Leruo Keokilwe

Registered
2011-2014

Country
Botswana

Research project
An investigation to determine the cause of enteritis in ostrich (Struthio camelus) chicks and its association with cloacal prolapse.

Study leader
Dr D Morar
Prof EH Venter
Dr W Burger

 
Dr Adrian Knoetze
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Dr Adrian Knoetze

Registered
2011-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
Prevalence of Infectious Bronchitis Virus variant strains in the KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa.

Study leader
Dr C Abolnik

 
Dr M Betty Ledwaba
MSc (Veterinary Science)

 Dr Betty Ledwaba

Registered
2012-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular characterization of Brucillus anthracis and spore Brucellus anthracis and Brucella species.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Ms A Hassim

 
Mr K Edward Lekota
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2012-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
The potential role of Bacillus anthracis-like isolates from South Africa in the manifestation of anthrax.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Dr E Madoroba
Dr F Machadeyi

 
Dr Jimmy C Lubinga
PhD

Registered
2010-2014

Country
Zambia

Research project
Determining the role of ixodid (hard) ticks in the transmission of LSDV in cattle.

Study leader
Prof EH Venter
Dr H Stoltsz
Dr E Tuppurainen
 
Dr Elias LS Mantip
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Elias LS Mantip

Registered
2010-2014

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Virus of sheep and goats in Nigeria from current outbreaks.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren
Dr M Quan

 
Mr Dominic M D Rachidi
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2011-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
An improved diagnostic technique on potential vaccine candidate for Bovine Malignant Cattarhal fever.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Dr André C Uys
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (Cum Laude)

Registered
2009-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
Evaluation of ixodid tick population diversity in intensive wildlife breeding enclosures and comparison at this population in to free-range wildlife areas.

Study leader
Prof IG Horak

 
Top

2013

Dr Songelwayo Chisi
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Dr Songelwayo Chisi

Registered
2008-2012

Country
Malawi

Research project
Serology with regards to bovine brucellosis diagnosis.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden

 
Dr Mcebo CM Dlamini
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2010-2013

Country
Swaziland

Research project
Study on bovine tuberculosis and associated risk factors for humans in Swaziland.

Study leader
Prof A Michel
 

Ms Elizabeth (E M) Debeila
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2009-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Occurence of Anaplasma and Ehrlichia species in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in South Africa

Study leader
Dr M Oosthuizen
Dr N Collins
Dr T Matjila

 
Dr Kerushini Govender
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2011-2013

Country
South Africa

Research project
Validation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex specific PCR tests for the detection of Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded tissue of Livestock, Zoo and Wild animals.

Study leader
Dr A Michel
Ms T Hlokwe
 
Ms Miemie Grobler
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (Cum Laude)

Registered
2011-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Control of Mycoplasma crocodilli infection in farmed crocodiles.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren
Mr J Gouws
 
Ms Penelope Harris
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Ms Penelope Harris

Registered
2007-2013

Country
United Kingdom

Research project
The role of perennial rivers in the dissemination of antimicrobial resistant enteric bacteria to impalas in the Kruger National Park.

Study leader
Dr A Jenkins
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Ms Anna J Haw
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (Cum Laude)

Ms Anna Haw

Registered
2011-2013

Country
South Africa

Research project
Attenuated heartwater vaccine (Ehrlichia ruminantium Welgevonden): Immunization of Angora goats using the intramuscular route of administration.

Study leader
Prof A Latif

 
Ms Boitumelo M Modise
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Ms Boitumelo Modise

Registered
2010-2012

Country
Botswana

Research project
Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex-specific antigens for use in serodiagnosis of bovine tuberculosis.

Study leader
Dr J Fehrsen
Prof A Michel

 
Dr Makhosazana Motloang
PhD

Ms Makhosazana Motloang

Registered
2007-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Vector competence of Glossina austeni and G. brevipalpis and characterization of Trypanosoma congolense strains from northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Study leader
Prof A Latif
Dr BJ Mans
Prof BL Penzhorn

 
Dr Chimuka Musako
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2010-2012

Country
Zambia

Research project
New castle disease and its effects on the livelihood of the poor peasant poultry farmer in Mansa District, Luapula Province, Zambia.

Study leader
Prof C Abolnik
 
Dr Kabemba E Mwape
PhD

Dr Kabemba E Mwape

Registered
2008-2012

Country
Zambia

Research project
An epidemiological study of human tapeworm infections in the Eastern Province of Zambia.

Study leader
Dr V Schwan
Prof P Dorny
Prof I K Phiri

 
Dr Okechukwu (CO) Ndumnego
MSc (Veterinary Science)(Cum Laude)

Dr O Ndumnego

Registered
2010-2012

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Immunogenicity and protectivity of a live spore Bacillus anthracis vaccine in goats.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Dr JD Crafford
Dr W Beyers
 
 
Ms Evalyn Njiiri
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Ms Evalyne Njiiri

Registered
2010-2012

Country
Kenya

Research project
The occurrence of Ehrlichia ruminantium and other haemoparasites in calves in western Kenya as determined by the reverse line blot hybridization assay, real-time PCR and nested PCR.

Study leader
Dr N Collins
Prof M Oosthuizen
Dr. Phil Toye
 
Dr Nhamo Nyanhongo
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Dr Nhamo Nyanhongo

Registered
2010-2013

Country
Zimbabwean in South Africa

Research project
Field trial to evaluate the use of the brucellin skin test in cattle in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa.

Study leader
Prof A Michel
Prof J Godfroid
 
Ms Jane Raphela
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2009-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Identify poultry viruses.

Study leader
Prof EH Venter
Dr S Bisschopp

 
Dr Christine Schutte
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Dr Christine Schutte

Registered
2008-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
The seroprevalence of African horsesickness and equine encephalosis in Namaqualand.

Study leader
Dr JE Crafford
Dr GJ Venter

 
Dr Ricardo Gomes Souto
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2008-2013

Country
Mozambique

Research project
Study of the pathogenicity of an African Swine Fever Virus isolated from domestic pigs in Mozambique.

Study leader
Prof W Vosloo
Dr LE Heath

 
Dr Stephen Tembo
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (Cum Laude)
Dr Stephen Tembo

Registered
2010-2012

Country
Zambia

Research project
Occurence of tick-borne haemoparasites in cattle in Mungwi, Zambia.

Study leader
Dr MC Oosthuizen
Ms KP Sibeko
Dr N Collins
 
Ms Jeanette M Wentzel
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2011-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Comparative minimal inhibitory and mutant prevention drug concentrations of selected antimicrobial drugs against bacterial pathogens of veterinary importance.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Dr Gcwalisile Zulu
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Dr Gcwalisile Zulu

Registered
2009-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Evaluation of cross protection between the bluetongue serotypes to live and inactivated vaccines in sheep.

Study leader
Prof EH Venter

 
Top

2012

Ms Catherine Blunt
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Ms Catherine Blunt

Registered
2009-2011

Country
South Africa

Research project
Antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of staphylococcus intermedius isolates from clinical cases of canine pyoderma in South Africa.

Study leader
Dr J Picard
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Dr Mamohale Chaisi
PhD
Dr Mamohale Chaisi

Registered
2007-2011

Country
Lesotho

Research project
Diversity of Theileria parasites in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) and the challenge of differential diagnosis.

Study leader
Dr M Oosthuizen
Dr N E Collins
Prof D Geysen

 
Dr Ilana Conradie
PhD
Dr Ilana Conradie

Registered
2009-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Interactions between pathogens: The effect of multiple pathogen infections on the haematological profile of indigenous cattle in East Africa.

Study leader
Prof AJ Musoke

 
Dr Anthony Davis
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2009-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Case study: Babesia bovis on a dairy farm.

Study leader
Prof BL Penzhorn
Dr JE Crafford
Prof A Latif

 
Dr Muzi Dube
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Dr Muzi Dube

Registered
2008-2011

Country
Swaziland

Research project
Molecular characterization of Bovine Tuberculosis strains in Swaziland.

Study leader
Prof A Michel
Dr D Morar

 
Dr José M Fafetine
PhD

Registered
2009-2012

Country
Mozambique

Research project
Improved diagnostic tools for the diagnosis of Rift Valley fever and its use on epidemiological studies in Mozambique.

Study leader
Prof Vic Rutten
Prof JAW Coetzer
Janusz Paweska

 
Dr Shamsudeen Fagbo
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2006-2012

Country
Saudi Arabia

Research project
Seroprevalence of lumpy skin disease and Rift valley fever in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Study leader
Prof EH Venter
Prof JAW Coetzer

 
Dr Habib Golezardy
PhD
D Habib Golezardy

Registered
2007-2011

Country
Iran

Research project
Prevalence of Babesia species and associated ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in captive cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) populations in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof BL Penzhorn
Dr MC Oosthuizen
Prof IG Horak

   
Dr Ali Habu
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Ali Habu

Registered
2009-2012

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Molecular characterization of Mycoplasma species isolated from the genital tract of Dorper sheep in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren
Ms AM Bosman

 
Ms Ayesha Hassim
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Ms Ayesha Hassim

Registered
2008-2011

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular characterisation of Bacillus anthracis strains in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof H van Heerden
Jenny Rossouw

 
Ms Kutlwano Hutamo
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Ms Kutlwano Hutamo

Registered
2007-2012

Country
South Africa 

Research project
Multiple-locus variable number tandem repeats analysis (MLVA) typing of Mycobacterium bovis infecting South African Wildlife.

Study leader
Prof J Godfroid
Prof EH Venter

 
Dr Edward Kariuki
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Edward Kariuki

Registered
2008-2011

Country
Kenya

Research project
A survey of tick species on domestic and wild animals at Tsavo conservation area in Kenya.

Study leader
Prof BL Penzhorn
Prof IG Horak

   
Dr Susarah M Kotze
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Susarah Kotze

Registered
2009-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Incidence of Staphylococcus aureus in cows' milk following mucosal and parenteral administration of autogenous S. aureus vaccine during the dry period

Study leader
Dr J Crafford

 
Mr Ndivhuho Luvhimbi
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Mr Ndivhuho Luvhimbi

Registered
2009-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
A study on the role and impact of border control on the prevention of transboundary diseases.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Ms Petunia Malatji
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Ms Petunia Malatji

Registered
2009-2011

Country
South Africa

Research project
Detection of Babesia rossi genotypes using real-time PCR assay.

Study leader
Dr PT Matjila
Dr MC Oozthuizen
Prof BL Penzhorn

 
Mr Lourenco Mapaco
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Lourenco Mapaco

Registered
2008-2011

Country
Mozambique

Research project
An Investigation of the 2008 Rift Valley fever outbreak on a cattle farm in Bela-Bela, South Africa in 2008.

Study leader
Prof E Venter
Prof J A W Coetzer
Dr J Paweska

   
Dr Nelson Matekwe
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2009-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Brucella status of cattle in the Mnisi District, Mpumalanga.

Study leader
Dr J E Crafford

 
Dr Sikhumbuzo Mbizeni
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2007-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Field and laboratory investigations on Theileria parva carrier-state in cattle populations at the livestock/ game interface of uPhongolo-Mkuze area.

Study leader
Prof A Latiff
Prof BL Penzhorn

 
Dr Lundi Ntantiso
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2005-2012

Country
Zimbabwe

Research project
Bovine trypanosomosis incidence at the game/livestock interface of the Hluhluwe Game Reserve (KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa).

Study leader
Prof A Latif

 
Mr Maclaughlin Rathogwa
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Mr Maclaughlin Rathogwa

Registered
2007-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Development, Establishment and Validation of Real Time Polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for Equine encephalosis virus.

Study leader

Prof M van Vuuren
Dr M Quan

   
Dr Wonhyo Seo
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Wonhyo Seo

Registered
2008-2012

Country
Republic of Korea

Research project
Pathogenesis studies of genotype 1 Rabies variants.

Study leader
Dr C Sabeta
Dr A Jenkins
   
Dr Langelihle Simela
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Dr Langelihle SImela

Registered
2008-2012

Country
Zimbabwe (in SA)

Research project
Options for the delivery of primary animal health care for livestock farmers on communal land in South Africa: Mnisi Community case study.

Study leader
Prof C McCrindle

   
Dr Donald Sibanda
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Donald Sibanda

Registered
2008-2011

Country
Saudi Arabia / Zimbabwe in SA

Research project
Molecular characterization of tick-borne pathogens of domestic dogs from communal areas in Botswana.

Study leader
Dr PT Matjila

 
Dr Hein Stoltsz
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Hein Stoltsz

Registered
2009-2011

Country
South Africa

Research project
Aspects of the epidemiology of Theileria parva infections in cattle and African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in South Africa revealed by tick transmission and sub-inoculation of blood.

Study leader
Dr N Collins
Prof BL Penzhorn

 
Top

2011

Mr Thipe Debeila
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Mr Thipe Debeila

Registered
2007-2010

Country
South Africa

Research project
Characterization of selected culicoides (diptera: ceratopogonidae) populations in South Arica using genetic markers.

Study leader
Dr O Koekemoer

 
Mr Banenat Dogonyaro
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Ben Dogonyaro

Registered
2008-2010

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Molecular characterization of canine parvovirus strains from dogs (Canis Familiaris) in South Africa and Nigeria.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Ms Benigna Gaspar
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Ms Benigna Gaspar Registered
2006-2010

Country
Mozambique

Research project
Survey on Brucella canis in dogs in the Maputo Region in Mozambique.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Prof J Godfroid

 
Dr Calvin Gomo
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2008-2010

Country
Zimbabwe

Research project
Molecular characterisation of Brucella species in Southern Africa.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden

 
Ms Vuyokazi Tshabe
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Registered
2005-2010

Country
South Africa

Research project
Developing an immunological assay for African Horsesickness Virus using a recombinant VP2 subunit expressed in different Baculovirus systems.

Study leader
Dr J Heath

 
Dr Hussaini Ularamu
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Hussaini Ularamu

Registered
2009-2010

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Genetic characterization of bovine viral diarrhoea viruses (BVDV) in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Dr Enette van Dijk
PhD

 Dr Enette van Dijk

Registered
2004-2010

Country
South Africa

Research project
Genetic Association studies in Zebra sarcoid.

Study leader
Prof EH Venter
Dr MC Oosthuizen
Prof E Bailey
 
Dr Camilla T Weyer
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2007-2010

Country
South Africa

Research project
Prospective serological and virological study of African Horse sickness disease

Study leader
Dr M Quan
Prof A Guthrie
 
Top

2010

Ms Suzanna Bell
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
 Ms Suzanna Bell

Registered
2007-2009

Country
United Kingdom

Research project
A risk assessment of common management practices on animal holdings in the United Kingdom and their implications in the event of a Bluetongue outbreak.

Study leader
Prof E Venter

 
Dr Raksha Bhoora
PhD
 Dr Raksha Bhoora

Registered
2005-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular characterization of Babesia caballi and Theileria equi, the etiological agents of equine piroplasmosis.

Study leader
Dr N Collins
Prof B Penzhorn

 
Ms Anna-Mari Bosman
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
 Ms Anna-Marie Bosman

Registered
2008-2010

Country
South Africa

Research project
Detection of Babesia species in domestic and wild southern African felids by means of DNA probes.

Study leader
Prof BL Penzhorn
Prof EH Venter

 
Ms Erika Faber
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
 Registered
2007-2010

Country
South Africa

Research project
The identification of Ehrlichia ruminantium membrane-associated proteins that induce cellular immune responses in vitro.

Study leader
Dr M van Kleef
Dr A Pretorius

 
Dr Marguerite Gatley
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (Cum Laude)
 Dr Marguerite Gatley

Registered
2007-2009

Country
South Africa &

 
Dr Danny Govender
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
 Dr Danny Govender

Registered
2006-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
Detection of Babesia and Theileria parasites in white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum) in the Kruger National Park, and their relation to anaemia.

Study leader
Prof B Penzhorn
Dr M Oosthuizen

 
Dr Annelize Jonker
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
 Dr Annelize Jonker

Registered
2006-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
Antimicrobial susceptibility in thermophilic Campylobacter species isolated from pigs and chickens in South Africa.

Study leader
Dr J Picard
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Ms Firdaus Khan
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2008-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
To evaluate the effects of long-term storage of bovine ear notch samples on the ability of two diagnostic assays (IHC and AC-ELISA) to identify calves persistently infected with bovine viral diarrhoea virus.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren
Dr J Crafford
Dr Vorster

 
Dr Omer Kibeida
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Dr Omer Kibeida

Registered
2007-2010

Country
Sudan

Research project
A comparison of methods used to measure in vitro antimicrobial susceptibilities of mycoplasma species of animal origin.

Study leader
Dr JA Picard

 

Dr Junita Liebenberg
PhD  

Registered
2006-2010

Country
South Africa

Research project
Ehrichia ruminantium: genome assembly and analysis, with the identification and testing of vaccine candidates genes.

Study leader
Prof B Allsopp
Dr N Collins

 
Dr Anabela Manhica
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2003-2009

Country
Mozambique

Research project
Study of Brucella melitensis of sheep and goats in Maputo, Gaza, Tete and Cabo Delgado Provinces of Mozambique.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren
Prof J Godfroid

 
Dr Selaelo Sebatjane
PhD

Registered
2005-2010

Country
South Africa

Research project
Development of an optimized recombinant vaccine for heartwater.

Study leader
Dr M van Kleef
Dr A Pretorius

 
Dr Kgomotso Sibeko
PhD
 Dr Kgomotso Sibeko

Registered
2004-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
Improved molecular diagnosis and characterisation of Theileria parva isolates in cattle and buffalo in South Africa.

Study leader
Dr N Collins
Prof A Latif
Dr D Geysen
Dr M Oosthuizen

 
Ms Angelique Cronwright-Snoeren
MSc (Veterinary Science)
 Ms Angelique Snoeren

Registered
2007-2009

Country
The Netherlands

Research project
The prevalence of canine distemper virus antibodies in wild carnivores in the Kruger National Park.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren

 
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2009

Prof Joop Boomker
DDVP
Prof Joop Boomker

Registered
2008-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
Parasites of some free-living wild animals and freshwater fish species in South Africa.
 

 
Dr Peter Brothers
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (cum laude)
Dr Peter Brothers

Registered
2006-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Occurrence of blood-borne tick-transmitted parasites in tsessebe (Dalamiscus lunatus) antelope in Vaalbos National Park, Northern Cape Province.

Study leader
Prof B Penzhorn
Dr N Collins

 
Ms Chantel De Beer
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2006-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Assessment of blackfly (Diptera: Simuliidae) problem status and potential biological control agents along the Vaal and Orange Rivers in South Africa.

Study leader
Dr K Kappmeier-Green
Prof B Penzhorn

 
Dr Akinbowale Jenkins
MSc (Veterinary Science) (cum laude)

Dr Akinbowale Jenkins

Registered
2007-2008

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Identification and genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex infections at the human/domestic animals/wildlife interface in Nigeria and South Africa.

Study leader
Prof J Godfroid
Prof E Venter

 
Dr Eulalie Kashwantale
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Dr Eulalie Kashwantale

Registered
2007-2009

Country
DRC

Research project
Genetic, antibenetic and phenotypic comparison of herbesviruses isolated from domestic and wild felids.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren
Prof E Venter

 
Ms Mpho Ledoka (Mamabolo)
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Ms Mpho Ledoka

Registered
2006-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular characterisation of trypanosome commonly found in cattle, wild animals and tsetse flies in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2005 - 2007.

Study leader
Prof P Majiwa
Prof A Latif

 
Mr Baltazar Macucule
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

 Mr Baltazar Macucule

Registered
2006-2009

Country
Mozambique

Research project
Study of prevalence of bovine tuberculosis (BTB) in Govuro district, Inhambane Province, Mozambique.

Study leader
Prof J Godfroid
Dr P Thompson

 
Dr Leonard Maposa
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Dr Leonard Maposa

Registered
2007-2009

Country
Zimbabwe

Research project
The prevalence of nematode infection and it's economic importance in goat production in Gweru District, Zimbabwe.

Study leader
Prof J Boomker

 
Ms Lesego Modibedi
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2005-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Development of a single real-time RT-PCR method for the group- specific identification of African horsesickness virus and bluetongue virus.

Study leader
Dr O Koekemoer

 
Dr Jacob Modumo
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Dr Jacob Modumo

Registered
2005-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Determination of the minimum protective dose for a live attennated bluetonge virus serotype 2 and 4 vaccine in sheep.

Study leader
Prof E Venter

 
Dr Darshana Morar
PhD

Dr Darshana Morar

Registered
2004-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
Development of ELISAs for the detection of interferon-gamma in rhinoceroses and elephants as diagnostic tools for Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections.

Study leader
Prof J Godfroid
Dr V Rutten
Dr J Fehrsen

 
Ms Zoleka Ntondini
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2004-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
The extent of acaricide resistance in the eastern region of the Eastern Cape province.

Study leader
Prof I Horak

 
Dr Mariam Ogo
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Dr Mariam Ogo

Registered
2007-2009

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Molecular epidemiology of dog rabies in Nigeria: phylogeny based on the N and G gene sequences.

Study leader
Dr C Sabeta
Prof L Nel

 
Dr Silke Pfitzer
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

 Dr Silke Pfitzer

Registered
2007-2009

Country
German in SA

Research project
Tick-borne haemoparasites (Babesia, Theileria, Ehrlichia and Anaplasma species) in nyala (Tragelaphus angasii) in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Study leader
Prof B Penzhorn
Dr M Oosthuizen

 
Mr Maanda Phosiwa
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2005-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular characterisation of a porcine picobirnavirus RNA-dependent RNA polymerase.

Study leader
Dr AC Potgieter

 
Ms Tracey Schmidt
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (cum laude)

Ms Tracey Schmidt

Registered
2007-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Detection of campylobacter fetus in bovine preputial scrapings using PCR and culture assays.

Study leader
Dr J Picard
Prof E Venter

 
Dr Volker Schwan
PhD

Dr Volker Schwan

Registered
2007-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
Studies on filariosis of domestic carnivores in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalange Provinces, South Africa and Maputo Province, Mozambique.

Study leader
Prof J Boomker

 
Ms Andrea Spickett
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2006-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
The anthelmintic effect of copper oxide wire particle (COWP) boluses against Haemonchus contortus in indigenous goats owned by resource-poor South African farmers.

Study leader
Prof J Boomker

 
Mr Ndavheleseni Tshikhudo
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2007-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
Biodegradable microspheres as a single dose delivery system for Ehrlichia ruminantum vaccines.

Study leader
Dr M van Kleef
Dr A Pretorius

 
Dr Yusufu Woma
MSc (Veterinary Science) (cum laude)

Dr Yusufu Woma

Registered
2007-2008

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Isolation and genetic characterization of canine distemper viruses from domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Dr Saira Yusufmia
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Dr Saira Yusufmia 

Registered
2006-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
The prevalence of Theileria species infections in cattle at the edge of Hluhluwe-iMofolozi Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Study leader
Prof B Penzhorn
Dr N Collins

 
Dr David Zimmerman
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

 Dr David Zimmerman

Registered
2006-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
The occurrence of Babesia Bicornis and Theileria Bicornis in blood samples taken from black Rhino (Diceros Bicornis) population within in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof B Penzhorn
Dr M Oosthuizen

 
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2008

Ms Melanie Chitray (Moonsamy)
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Ms Melanie Chitray

Registered
2005-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Investigating potential factors affecting foot and mouth disease virus internationalization. Prof W Vosloo
Dr F Maree
 
Dr Ilana Conradie
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (cum laude)

Dr Ilana Conradie

Registered
2006-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
The prevalence of helminths in warthogs, buspigs and some antelope species in the Limpopo Province, South Africa.

Study leader
Prof J Boomker

 
Dr Carlos De Matos
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2005-2008

Country
Mozambique

Research project
Species composition and geographic distribution of ticks infesting cattle, goats and dogs in Maputo Province, Mozambique.

Study leader
Prof I Horak
Dr L Neves
Dr NR Bryson

 

Dr Tshepo Matjila
PhD

Dr Tshepo Matjila

Registered
2003-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular detection and characterization of tick-borne pathogens of dogs.

Study leader
Prof B Penzhorn
Prof Dr F Jongejan
Prof AL Leisewitz

 

Dr Daud Ndhlovu
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Dr Daud Ndhlovu

Registered
2006-2008

Country
Zimbabwe

Research project
Tick infestation and udder and teat damage in selected cattle herds of Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe.

Study leader
Prof B Penzhorn
Dr V P Makaya

 

Ms Cassandra Olds
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2006-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
The isolation and characterization of a Babesia bovis stock from outbreaks on a farm in the Swartberg region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Study leader
Prof A Latif
Dr N Collins

 

Ms Molemaisago Rakabe
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2005-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Selection of chicken single-chain antibody fragments directed against recombinant VP7 of bluetonge virus.

Study leader
Dr J Fehrsen

 

Dr Alaster Samkange
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (cum laude)

Dr Alaster Samkange

Registered
2006-2007

Country
Namibia

Research project
Seroprevalence survey of Chlamydophila abortus infection in breeding goats on commercial farms in northern Namibia.

Study leader
Dr J Crafford

 

Ms Joy Sixholo
MSc (Veterinary Science) (cum laude)

Registered
2006-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Engineering recombinant chicken antibodies for improved characteristics.

Study leader
Dr J Fehrsen

 

Ms Nontobeko Thema
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2005-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Cellular immune responses induced in vitro by secreted proteins of Ehrlichia ruminantium.

Study leader
Dr M van Kleef
Ms A Pretorius

 
Ms Susan Wemmer
MSc (Veterinary Science) (cum laude)

Ms Susan Wemmer

Registered
2006-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Expression and engineering of recombinant antibodies directed against a heat-shock protein of Mycobacterium bovis.

Study leader
Dr J Fehrsen
Dr DH du Plessis

 
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2007

Dr Johan Esterhuizen
PhD

Registered
2003-2007

Country
South Africa

Research project
Bionomics and control of Glossina austeni and G. brevipalpis (Diptera: Glossinidae) in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof P vd Bossche
Prof B Penzhorn

 
Mr Nkululeko Nyangiwe
MSc (Veterinary Science) (cum laude)

Registered
2004-2007

Country
South Africa

Research project
The geographic distribution of ticks in the eastern region of the Eastern Cape province.

Study leader
Prof I Horak

 
Dr Alri Pretorius
PhD

Registered
2003-2007

Country
South Africa

Research project
Aspects of the immune response in ruminants to four protective Ehrlichia ruminantium gene products.

Study leader
Dr N Collins
Prof B A Allsopp

 
Dr Dean Reynecke
PhD

Registered
2004-2007

Country
South Africa. Currently working in New Zealand.

Research project
Software-based decision support: a basis for the development of a predictive system for sustainable management of haemonchosis in small ruminants.

Study leader
Prof J Boomker
Dr J van Wyk (co)
Dr D Berkvens (co)
Prof B Gummow
Prof P Dorny

 
Ms Cecaltina Tchamo
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2003-2007

Country
Mozambique

Research project
The effect of nutritional plane on the development and pathogenicity of a Trypanosoma congolense stain, isolated in Matutuine District of Maputo Province of Mozambiqe, in goats. Prof P vd Bossche
Prof B Penzhorn
Dr L Neves
 
Mr Thamsanqa Chiliza
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Mr Thamsanqa Chiliza

Registered
2005-2007

Country
South Africa

Research project
Antibody phage-displayed libraries derived from chicken immunoglobulim genes: a source of highly specific diagnostic antibodies.

Study leader
Dr DH du Plessis

 
Ms Bronwen Thompson
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2004-2006

Country
South Africa

Research project
Epidemiology of theileriosis on a farm in Kwa-Zulu-Natal.

Study leader
Prof B Penzhorn

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2006

Mr Victor Bagla
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2004-2005

Country
Sierra Leone

Research project
The Demonstration of Lumpy Skin disease virus in semen of experimentally infected bulls using different diagnostic techniques.

Study leader
Prof E Venter

 
Dr Habib Golezardy
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Habib Golezardy

Registered
2005-2006

Country
Iran

Research project
Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) associated with wild herbivorous mammals in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof I Horak

 
Ms Theresa Sethusa
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Ms Theresa Sethusa

Registered
2003-2006

Country
Sierra Leone

Research project
Evaluation of a method used to detect Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis in formalin fixed parraffin embedded tissues of domestic and wild animals.

Study leader
Prof E Venter

 

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