No time to rest – from research methodology to R to One Health
Posted on April 15, 2019
24 students from three different continents have successfully started the 2019 collaborative Masters in Tropical Animal Health degree programme.
Training courses: October - November 2018
Posted on August 07, 2018
The DVTD will present training courses during October and November 2018.
Listeriosis in animals
Posted on May 22, 2018
Article on Listeriosis in animals.
Senior Research Assistant and registered MSc student accepted for course at ITM
Posted on May 18, 2018
Faith Nkosi was accepted for the first Molecular Data for Infectious Diseases course hosted by ITM
The pathogen discoverer – in search of novel and/or emerging tick-borne pathogens
Posted on November 01, 2017
Prof Marinda Oosthuizen is a pathogen discoverer, always on the lookout for novel and/or emerging tick-borne pathogens. Understanding what something is, why it is there and what it can do is her forte.
UP tackles rabies in rural areas
Posted on March 31, 2017
Dr Francis Kolo, of the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases at UP, conducted a study on the dog population of Hluvukani Village to determine the prevalence of rabies in the area and the causes of mortality in the population.
Prof Horak honoured with award from the South African Academy for Science and Arts
Posted on July 18, 2016
Prof Ivan Horak, emeritus professor in the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria, was recently selected by the South African Academy for Science and Arts to receive the MT Steyn medal for exceptional achievement in natural...
Prof Anita Michel a contributor to top ranked eBook on Zoonoses
Posted on July 14, 2016
Prof Anita Michel, Professor in the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, is the author of a chapter in the top ranked eBook
Model enables risk predictions for avian flu
Posted on June 24, 2016
Most countries are not well prepared to cope with a possible avian influenza pandemic. Dr Folorunso Oludayo Fasina from the Faculty of Veterinary Science has developed a risk model to limit the spread of this disease.
Laboratory installed in Limpopo National Park
Posted on May 06, 2016
Collaborative effort to install a laboratory in the LNP.
Vacant position for a Postdoctoral fellow/PhD student in a One Health project
Posted on March 15, 2016
The Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases at the Faculty of Veterinary Science offers a full-time position (3 years) in a CDC funded project investigating the epidemiology of bovine and human tuberculosis at the wildlife/livestock/human interface in KwaZulu-Natal.
New DVD on African horse sickness released
Posted on March 10, 2016
An informative, professionally produced DVD on African horse sickness is now available.
DVTD graduate receives Golden Key award
Posted on January 22, 2016
Banenat (Ben) Dogonyaro registered for the MSc (Veterinary Science) degree in the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases in 2009.
Ayesha Hassim - finalist for Invitrogen Science Hero Award
Posted on October 28, 2015
PhD student (DVTD) selected as a finalist for Invitrogen Science Hero Award
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.
PhD student an Apprentesses Leadership 2015 finalist
Posted on July 17, 2015
Zamantungwa Khumalo is a 27 year old female from the village Bergville in Woodford, KwaZulu-Natal, and is doing her PhD in Veterinary Parasitology at Ondersterpoort Campus (University of Pretoria).
UP research waves the red flag against BTB
Posted on May 12, 2015
Prof Anita Michel of the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases strongly doubts that there is a single buffalo herd in the nearly two million hectares of the Kruger National Park that does not have bovine tuberculosis (BTB).
Bovine Tuberculosis Day highlights need for more research and control strategies
Posted on March 13, 2015
A collaborative team effort is needed to counter the increasing danger of bovine tuberculosis (BTB) in wildlife.