Can old vaccines reveal new secrets?
Posted on July 02, 2020
As COVID-19 has reminded us, the benefits of vaccines still far outweigh the risks.
Post-graduate appointments available in the DVTD
Posted on May 20, 2020
There are 2 Post-graduate Appointments available in the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (DVTD), Faculty of Veterinary Science under Agreement with Afrivet.
COVID-19 Diagnostic test service for pets rendered by the DVTD
Posted on May 20, 2020
The CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel is a real-time RT-PCR test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from the 2019-nCoV in upper and lower respiratory specimens (such as nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swabs, sputum, lower respiratory...
Identification of measles (cysticerci) and other larval cestodes (metacestodes) found in game carcasses
Posted on February 26, 2020
The Helminthology Laboratory of the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases renders a broad spectrum of diagnostic tests, among other the identification of measles (cysticerci) and other larval stages of tapeworms (metacestodes) of taeniids found in herbivore and omnivore game carcasses.
Vaccinating African buffalo against bovine tuberculosis – a promising step towards disease control
Posted on January 30, 2020
Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is one of the most important and widespread diseases of livestock worldwide and in particular a huge threat to cattle, wildlife species and people in developing countries.
Diagnostics of filarial infections of carnivores in the Helminthology Laboratory of the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases
Posted on November 26, 2019
Worldwide, ten filarial helminth species have been recorded from domestic carnivores. In domestic dogs Dirofilaria immitis (canine heartworm), Dirofilaria repens, Acanthocheilonema reconditum and Acanthocheilonema dracunculoides are the most prevalent ones.
Study findings lead the way to diagnosing bovine tuberculosis in nyala
Posted on November 07, 2019
Bovine tuberculosis (TB) affects a wide range of wildlife species with devastating consequences
SAYAS Scientist Dr. Chris Marufu advocates for science that makes a difference to society
Posted on November 07, 2019
Following his recent nomination to the South African Young Academies of Science (SAYAS), Dr. Munyaradzi Christopher Marufu, has hailed this appointment as an opportunity to not only advance his academic skills, but to also convert technical outputs to tangible benefits for the communities he...
DVTD One Health Workshop at Mungena High School, Bushbuckridge municipality
Posted on October 02, 2019
On the 31th August, a group of lecturers supported by admin staff from the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases and Hans Hoheisen Wildlife Research Station hosted a One Health workshop with learners from Mungena High School.
Double celebration at spring graduation for UP doctoral couple
Posted on September 06, 2019
It was a double celebration in the Kolo household when husband and wife Francis and Agatha graduated from the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Veterinary Science this week with PhDs in Veterinary Science.
The adventures of Marinda Oosthuizen and Nicola Collins in the USA
Posted on September 04, 2019
Prof Marinda Oosthuizen and I were invited to attend the 30th Meeting of the American Society for Rickettsiology in Sante Fe, New Mexico, from 8-11 June 2019.
A trip across the road: Meds and Vets remembering the roots of "One Health"
Posted on September 03, 2019
On the 11th July, the Faculty of Veterinary Science hosted 2 lecturers and 11 students (1 DTM&H, 3 DPH and 7 MPH) from the School of Health Systems and Public Health (SHSPH).
DVTD staff and students wave the Faculty of Veterinary Science flag at the 27th International Conference of the WAAVP
Posted on August 27, 2019
The Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (DVTD) of the Faculty of Veterinary Science (FVS), University of Pretoria, was well represented at the 27th Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP), in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
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...