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...
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.
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.
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.