Research News

  • UP Veterinary Science master’s student wins Belgian prize for dissertation

    Posted on September 28, 2021

    UP master’s student Dr Hendrik Swanepoel has won the Prize for Global Research of the Province of Antwerp for his dissertation. The award recognises research that contributes to global science for health worldwide.

  • Extraordinary Lecturer in the DVTD receives prestigious 2021 AAVMC Excellence in Research Award

    Posted on February 22, 2021

    The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has announced the recipients of its annual awards that recognize professional excellence, achievement and service in academic veterinary medicine. Among these awards, was the 2021 AAVMC Excellence in Research Award, being presented...

  • 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).

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