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  • The South African National Veterinary Repository (SANVR) collections are largely made up of documents, proceedings, photographs, posters, postcards, audiovisual materials and memorabilia donated by individuals and organizations involved in past and ongoing veterinary research  in South Africa.

 

   
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Arnold Theiler Collection

Collection of photos and memorabilia of Sir Arnold Theiler (1867 - 1936), widely known as the father of veterinary science in South Africa. He was an outstanding researcher, administrator and teacher and made an enduring contribution to various disciplines both in South Africa and internationally. The collection was donated to the Jotello F. Soga Library by Prof A. Verster.

 
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Arnold Theiler Memorial Lectures

A collection of presentations from invited speakers on Faculty day, a special, dedicated annual occasion which focuses on the research activities of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria.

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Cattle Breeds Collection

A collection of photos about cattle breeds photographed by H.C. Els, Department Production Animal Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria.

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Elephant Biomedical Illustrations

Part of the Christine Seegers Biomedical Illustrations collection. Christine Seegers is one of the few biomedical artists in South Africa. She made a large collection of biomedical illustrations of wild and domestic animals while she was employed in the Department of Anatomy , Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria.

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Heartwater Collection

Heartwater  is an acute disease of cattle, goats, sheep and some wild ruminants caused by the Rickettsia, Ehrlichia ruminantium (formely Cowdria ruminantium). Heartwater is one of the major diseases of livestock in sub-Saharan Africa. This collection consists of images from research done about heartwater at the ARC-OVI and the University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases.

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Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research

Full text collection of journal articles from The Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research first published by the Transvaal Department of Agriculture. The journal contains papers reporting on original research covering all aspects of veterinary science from 1903 onwards.  The Equine Research Centre, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria gave financial support to the digitisation project.

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Pastures Collection

Collection of slides and documents by Prof DC Lourens on pasture science and herd health. Professor Lourens was a lecturer at the Department of Production Animal Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

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Pathology Collection

Slide collection of the Section of Pathology, Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences, University of Pretoria focusing on the diagnosis of diseases through the examination of animal tissue and body fluids.

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Poisonous Plants Collection

A selection of slides created by lecturers in the Section of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Dept of Paraclinical Sciences, University of Pretoria. The focus of the collection is the botanical description and distribution of the plants in Southern Africa and also the clinical signs, necropsy, syndromes and treatment of affected animals. The slides were also published on a CD-ROM : Botha, CJ & Venter, E 2002, 'Plants poisonous to livestock in Southern Africa (CD-ROM)' University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences, Section of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pretoria, South Africa.

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Jotello F. Soga Collection

Jotello F. Soga was the first South African to qualify as a veterinary surgeon (Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh 1886). “Dr Soga played an important role in combating rinderpest and lung-sickness in the country as the first qualified South African veterinarian. He also laid a foundation for veterinary education in South Africa. But he is better known in veterinary circles as a pioneer researcher in the study of toxic plants and their effect on animals – both for their poisonous and curative effects.” (Prof Gerry Swan, Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria)

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Research Articles Collections

These collections contains published full text research articles authored and co-authored by members of staff, students and affiliates of the University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science. Copyright clearance was obtained by the OpenUP team.

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Anatomy and Physiology
- Biomedical Research Centre
- Centre for Vet. Wildlife Studies

- Companion Animal Clinical
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- Equine Research Centre
- Paraclinical Sciences

- Production Animal Studies
- Veterinary Tropical Diseases
- Veterinary Wildlife Unit

     
     
     

Small Animal Critical Care

Slide collection of Dr Mirinda van Schoor, senior  lecturer / veterinary specialist physician at the University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. of Companion Animal Clinical Studies.  She has a special interest in critical care medicine and is involved in pre- and postgraduate student training and research.

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Trypanosomosis Collection

In Africa, protozoon parasites of the genus Trypanosoma are responsible for causing what is probably still the most important disease of domestic livestock in Africa south of the Sahara Desert i.e. African animal trypanosomosis or Nagana. The natural hosts of these trypanosomes are many species of wild game which are adapted to the parasites and do not show any symptoms. The trypanosomes occur in the blood stream of infected animals and are carried from animal to animal by bloodsucking biting flies of the genus Glossina. The collection consists of images from research done at the ARC-OVI and the University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases.

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Veterinary Books

Collection of full text veterinary books housed at the Jotello F.Soga Library, Faculty of Veterinary Science.

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Veterinary History

This collection contains digitised, historical and other material of interest to the veterinary science community. The information is contributed by Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute and  The History Committee of the SA Veterinary Association

Veterinary biographies

South African veterinary history

 

     
     
     

Veterinary Tropical Diseases Collection

The collection consists of images from research done at the Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, University of Pretoria. The slides covered a variety of infectious diseases of animals.

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