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Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases

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2014

Dr Jannie Crafford
PhD
Dr Jannie Crafford

Registered
2008-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
The immune response of horses to African horsesickness virus.

Study leader
Prof A Guthrie
Prof J MacLachlan

 
Ms Ilze du Plooy
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Ms Ilze du Plooy

Registered
2010-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
Results of routine examinations for parasitic infections of humans from Gauteng, North West and Mpumalanga provinces between 2009 and 2010.

Study leader
Dr V Schwan
 

Ms Tiny (MT) Hlokwe
PhD (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Ms Tiny Hlokwe

Registered
2010-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular characterization of Mycobacterium bovis isolated from bovine tuberculosis samples from livestock and wildlife in Southern Africa: genetic marker optimization and identification using whole genome sequence data.

Study leader
Prof A Michel
Dr P van Helden
Dr C Sabeta
 
Ms Hilda W Joubert
PhD

Registered
2010-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
Adenovirus of chicken.

Study leader
Prof EH Venter
Dr Maartens

 
Dr Leruo T Keokilwe
MSc (Veterinary Science) (Cum Laude)
Dr Leruo Keokilwe

Registered
2011-2014

Country
Botswana

Research project
An investigation to determine the cause of enteritis in ostrich (Struthio camelus) chicks and its association with cloacal prolapse.

Study leader
Dr D Morar
Prof EH Venter
Dr W Burger

 
Dr Adrian Knoetze
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Dr Adrian Knoetze

Registered
2011-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
Prevalence of Infectious Bronchitis Virus variant strains in the KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa.

Study leader
Dr C Abolnik

 
Dr M Betty Ledwaba
MSc (Veterinary Science)

 Dr Betty Ledwaba

Registered
2012-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular characterization of Brucillus anthracis and spore Brucellus anthracis and Brucella species.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Ms A Hassim

 
Mr K Edward Lekota
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2012-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
The potential role of Bacillus anthracis-like isolates from South Africa in the manifestation of anthrax.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Dr E Madoroba
Dr F Machadeyi

 
Dr Jimmy C Lubinga
PhD

Registered
2010-2014

Country
Zambia

Research project
Determining the role of ixodid (hard) ticks in the transmission of LSDV in cattle.

Study leader
Prof EH Venter
Dr H Stoltsz
Dr E Tuppurainen
 
Dr Elias LS Mantip
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Elias LS Mantip

Registered
2010-2014

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Virus of sheep and goats in Nigeria from current outbreaks.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren
Dr M Quan

 
Mr Dominic M D Rachidi
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2011-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
An improved diagnostic technique on potential vaccine candidate for Bovine Malignant Cattarhal fever.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Dr André C Uys
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (Cum Laude)

Registered
2009-2014

Country
South Africa

Research project
Evaluation of ixodid tick population diversity in intensive wildlife breeding enclosures and comparison at this population in to free-range wildlife areas.

Study leader
Prof IG Horak

 
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2013

Dr Songelwayo Chisi
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Dr Songelwayo Chisi

Registered
2008-2012

Country
Malawi

Research project
Serology with regards to bovine brucellosis diagnosis.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden

 
Dr Mcebo CM Dlamini
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2010-2013

Country
Swaziland

Research project
Study on bovine tuberculosis and associated risk factors for humans in Swaziland.

Study leader
Prof A Michel
 

Ms Elizabeth (E M) Debeila
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2009-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Occurence of Anaplasma and Ehrlichia species in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in South Africa

Study leader
Dr M Oosthuizen
Dr N Collins
Dr T Matjila

 
Dr Kerushini Govender
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2011-2013

Country
South Africa

Research project
Validation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex specific PCR tests for the detection of Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded tissue of Livestock, Zoo and Wild animals.

Study leader
Dr A Michel
Ms T Hlokwe
 
Ms Miemie Grobler
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (Cum Laude)

Registered
2011-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Control of Mycoplasma crocodilli infection in farmed crocodiles.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren
Mr J Gouws
 
Ms Penelope Harris
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Ms Penelope Harris

Registered
2007-2013

Country
United Kingdom

Research project
The role of perennial rivers in the dissemination of antimicrobial resistant enteric bacteria to impalas in the Kruger National Park.

Study leader
Dr A Jenkins
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Ms Anna J Haw
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (Cum Laude)

Ms Anna Haw

Registered
2011-2013

Country
South Africa

Research project
Attenuated heartwater vaccine (Ehrlichia ruminantium Welgevonden): Immunization of Angora goats using the intramuscular route of administration.

Study leader
Prof A Latif

 
Ms Boitumelo M Modise
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Ms Boitumelo Modise

Registered
2010-2012

Country
Botswana

Research project
Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex-specific antigens for use in serodiagnosis of bovine tuberculosis.

Study leader
Dr J Fehrsen
Prof A Michel

 
Dr Makhosazana Motloang
PhD

Ms Makhosazana Motloang

Registered
2007-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Vector competence of Glossina austeni and G. brevipalpis and characterization of Trypanosoma congolense strains from northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Study leader
Prof A Latif
Dr BJ Mans
Prof BL Penzhorn

 
Dr Chimuka Musako
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2010-2012

Country
Zambia

Research project
New castle disease and its effects on the livelihood of the poor peasant poultry farmer in Mansa District, Luapula Province, Zambia.

Study leader
Prof C Abolnik
 
Dr Kabemba E Mwape
PhD

Dr Kabemba E Mwape

Registered
2008-2012

Country
Zambia

Research project
An epidemiological study of human tapeworm infections in the Eastern Province of Zambia.

Study leader
Dr V Schwan
Prof P Dorny
Prof I K Phiri

 
Dr Okechukwu (CO) Ndumnego
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2010-2012

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Immunogenicity and protectivity of a live spore Bacillus anthracis vaccine in goats.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Dr JD Crafford
Dr W Beyers
 
Ms Evalyn Njiiri
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Ms Evalyne Njiiri

Registered
2010-2012

Country
Kenya

Research project
The occurrence of Ehrlichia ruminantium and other haemoparasites in calves in western Kenya as determined by the reverse line blot hybridization assay, real-time PCR and nested PCR.

Study leader
Dr N Collins
Prof M Oosthuizen
Dr. Phil Toye
 
Dr Nhamo Nyanhongo
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Dr Nhamo Nyanhongo

Registered
2010-2013

Country
Zimbabwean in South Africa

Research project
Field trial to evaluate the use of the brucellin skin test in cattle in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa.

Study leader
Prof A Michel
Prof J Godfroid
 
Ms Jane Raphela
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2009-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Identify poultry viruses.

Study leader
Prof EH Venter
Dr S Bisschopp

 
Dr Christine Schutte
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Dr Christine Schutte

Registered
2008-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
The seroprevalence of African horsesickness and equine encephalosis in Namaqualand.

Study leader
Dr JE Crafford
Dr GJ Venter

 
Dr Ricardo Gomes Souto
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2008-2013

Country
Mozambique

Research project
Study of the pathogenicity of an African Swine Fever Virus isolated from domestic pigs in Mozambique.

Study leader
Prof W Vosloo
Dr LE Heath

 
Dr Stephen Tembo
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (Cum Laude)
Dr Stephen Tembo

Registered
2010-2012

Country
Zambia

Research project
Occurence of tick-borne haemoparasites in cattle in Mungwi, Zambia.

Study leader
Dr MC Oosthuizen
Ms KP Sibeko
Dr N Collins
 
Ms Jeanette M Wentzel
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2011-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Comparative minimal inhibitory and mutant prevention drug concentrations of selected antimicrobial drugs against bacterial pathogens of veterinary importance.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Dr Gcwalisile Zulu
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Dr Gcwalisile Zulu

Registered
2009-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Evaluation of cross protection between the bluetongue serotypes to live and inactivated vaccines in sheep.

Study leader
Prof EH Venter

 
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2012

Ms Catherine Blunt
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Ms Catherine Blunt

Registered
2009-2011

Country
South Africa

Research project
Antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of staphylococcus intermedius isolates from clinical cases of canine pyoderma in South Africa.

Study leader
Dr J Picard
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Dr Mamohale Chaisi
PhD
Dr Mamohale Chaisi

Registered
2007-2011

Country
Lesotho

Research project
Diversity of Theileria parasites in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) and the challenge of differential diagnosis.

Study leader
Dr M Oosthuizen
Dr N E Collins
Prof D Geysen

 
Dr Ilana Conradie
PhD
Dr Ilana Conradie

Registered
2009-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Interactions between pathogens: The effect of multiple pathogen infections on the haematological profile of indigenous cattle in East Africa.

Study leader
Prof AJ Musoke

 
Dr Anthony Davis
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2009-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Case study: Babesia bovis on a dairy farm.

Study leader
Prof BL Penzhorn
Dr JE Crafford
Prof A Latif

 
Dr Muzi Dube
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Dr Muzi Dube

Registered
2008-2011

Country
Swaziland

Research project
Molecular characterization of Bovine Tuberculosis strains in Swaziland.

Study leader
Prof A Michel
Dr D Morar

 
Dr José M Fafetine
PhD

Registered
2009-2012

Country
Mozambique

Research project
Improved diagnostic tools for the diagnosis of Rift Valley fever and its use on epidemiological studies in Mozambique.

Study leader
Prof Vic Rutten
Prof JAW Coetzer
Janusz Paweska

 
Dr Shamsudeen Fagbo
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2006-2012

Country
Saudi Arabia

Research project
Seroprevalence of lumpy skin disease and Rift valley fever in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Study leader
Prof EH Venter
Prof JAW Coetzer

 
Dr Habib Golezardy
PhD
D Habib Golezardy

Registered
2007-2011

Country
Iran

Research project
Prevalence of Babesia species and associated ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in captive cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) populations in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof BL Penzhorn
Dr MC Oosthuizen
Prof IG Horak

   
Dr Ali Habu
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Ali Habu

Registered
2009-2012

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Molecular characterization of Mycoplasma species isolated from the genital tract of Dorper sheep in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren
Ms AM Bosman

 
Ms Ayesha Hassim
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Ms Ayesha Hassim

Registered
2008-2011

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular characterisation of Bacillus anthracis strains in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof H van Heerden
Jenny Rossouw

 
Ms Kutlwano Hutamo
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Ms Kutlwano Hutamo

Registered
2007-2012

Country
South Africa 

Research project
Multiple-locus variable number tandem repeats analysis (MLVA) typing of Mycobacterium bovis infecting South African Wildlife.

Study leader
Prof J Godfroid
Prof EH Venter

 
Dr Edward Kariuki
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Edward Kariuki

Registered
2008-2011

Country
Kenya

Research project
A survey of tick species on domestic and wild animals at Tsavo conservation area in Kenya.

Study leader
Prof BL Penzhorn
Prof IG Horak

   
Dr Susarah M Kotze
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Susarah Kotze

Registered
2009-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Incidence of Staphylococcus aureus in cows' milk following mucosal and parenteral administration of autogenous S. aureus vaccine during the dry period

Study leader
Dr J Crafford

 
Mr Ndivhuho Luvhimbi
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Mr Ndivhuho Luvhimbi

Registered
2009-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
A study on the role and impact of border control on the prevention of transboundary diseases.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren

   
Ms Petunia Malatji
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Ms Petunia Malatji

Registered
2009-2011

Country
South Africa

Research project
Detection of Babesia rossi genotypes using real-time PCR assay.

Study leader
Dr PT Matjila
Dr MC Oozthuizen
Prof BL Penzhorn

 
Mr Lourenco Mapaco
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Lourenco Mapaco

Registered
2008-2011

Country
Mozambique

Research project
An Investigation of the 2008 Rift Valley fever outbreak on a cattle farm in Bela-Bela, South Africa in 2008.

Study leader
Prof E Venter
Prof J A W Coetzer
Dr J Paweska

   
Dr Nelson Matekwe
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2009-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Brucella status of cattle in the Mnisi District, Mpumalanga.

Study leader
Dr J E Crafford

 
Dr Sikhumbuzo Mbizeni
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2007-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Field and laboratory investigations on Theileria parva carrier-state in cattle populations at the livestock/ game interface of uPhongolo-Mkuze area.

Study leader
Prof A Latiff
Prof BL Penzhorn

 
Dr Lundi Ntantiso
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2005-2012

Country
Zimbabwe

Research project
Bovine trypanosomosis incidence at the game/livestock interface of the Hluhluwe Game Reserve (KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa).

Study leader
Prof A Latif

 
Mr Maclaughlin Rathogwa
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Mr Maclaughlin Rathogwa

Registered
2007-2012

Country
South Africa

Research project
Development, Establishment and Validation of Real Time Polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for Equine encephalosis virus.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren
Dr M Quan

   
Dr Wonhyo Seo
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Wonhyo Seo

Registered
2008-2012

Country
Republic of Korea

Research project
Pathogenesis studies of genotype 1 Rabies variants.

Study leader
Dr C Sabeta
Dr A Jenkins
   
Dr Langelihle Simela
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
Dr Langelihle SImela

Registered
2008-2012

Country
Zimbabwe (in SA)

Research project
Options for the delivery of primary animal health care for livestock farmers on communal land in South Africa: Mnisi Community case study.

Study leader
Prof C McCrindle

   
Dr Donald Sibanda
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Donald Sibanda

Registered
2008-2011

Country
Saudi Arabia
/ Zimbabwe in SA

Research project
Molecular characterization of tick-borne pathogens of domestic dogs from communal areas in Botswana.

Study leader
Dr PT Matjila

 

 
Dr Hein Stoltsz
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Hein Stoltsz

Registered
2009-2011

Country
South Africa

Research project
Aspects of the epidemiology of Theileria parva infections in cattle and African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in South Africa revealed by tick transmission and sub-inoculation of blood.

Study leader
Dr N Collins
Prof BL Penzhorn

 

2011

Mr Thipe Debeila
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Mr Thipe Debeila

Registered
2007-2010

Country
South Africa

Research project
Characterization of selected culicoides (diptera: ceratopogonidae) populations in South Arica using genetic markers.

Study leader
Dr O Koekemoer

 
Mr Banenat Dogonyaro
MSc (Veterinary Science)
 Registered
2008-2010

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Molecular characterization of canine parvovirus strains from dogs (Canis Familiaris) in South Africa and Nigeria.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Ms Benigna Gaspar
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Ms Benigna Gaspar Registered
2006-2010

Country
Mozambique

Research project
Survey on Brucella canis in dogs in the Maputo Region in Mozambique.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden
Prof J Godfroid

 
Dr Calvin Gomo
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2008-2010

Country
Zimbabwe

Research project
Molecular characterisation of Brucella species in Southern Africa.

Study leader
Dr H van Heerden

 
Ms Vuyokazi Tshabe
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Registered
2005-2010

Country
South Africa

Research project
Developing an immunological assay for African Horsesickness Virus using a recombinant VP2 subunit expressed in different Baculovirus systems.

Study leader
Dr J Heath

 
Dr Hussaini Ularamu
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Hussaini Ularamu

Registered
2009-2010

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Genetic characterization of bovine viral diarrhoea viruses (BVDV) in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Dr Enette van Dijk
PhD

 Dr Enette van Dijk

Registered
2004-2010

Country
South Africa

Research project
Genetic Association studies in Zebra sarcoid.

Study leader
Prof EH Venter
Dr MC Oosthuizen
Prof E Bailey
 
Dr Camilla T Weyer
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2007-2010

Country
South Africa

Research project
Prospective serological and virological study of African Horse sickness disease

Study leader
Dr M Quan
Prof A Guthrie
 

2010

Ms Suzanna Bell
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
 Ms Suzanna Bell

Registered
2007-2009

Country
United Kingdom

Research project
A risk assessment of common management practices on animal holdings in the United Kingdom and their implications in the event of a Bluetongue outbreak.

Study leader
Prof E Venter

 
Dr Raksha Bhoora
PhD
 Dr Raksha Bhoora

Registered
2005-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular characterization of Babesia caballi and Theileria equi, the etiological agents of equine piroplasmosis.

Study leader
Dr N Collins
Prof B Penzhorn

 
Ms Anna-Mari Bosman
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
 Ms Anna-Marie Bosman

Registered
2008-2010

Country
South Africa

Research project
Detection of Babesia species in domestic and wild southern African felids by means of DNA probes.

Study leader
Prof BL Penzhorn
Prof EH Venter

 
Ms Erika Faber
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
 Registered
2007-2010

Country
South Africa

Research project
The identification of Ehrlichia ruminantium membrane-associated proteins that induce cellular immune responses in vitro.

Study leader
Dr M van Kleef
Dr A Pretorius

 
Dr Marguerite Gatley
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (Cum Laude)
 Dr Marguerite Gatley

Registered
2007-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
The Prevalence of Leptospira serovars causing infection in dogs in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren
Dr Jackie Picard

 
Dr Danny Govender
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
 Dr Danny Govender

Registered
2006-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
Detection of Babesia and Theileria parasites in white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum) in the Kruger National Park, and their relation to anaemia.

Study leader
Prof B Penzhorn
Dr M Oosthuizen

 
Dr Annelize Jonker
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)
 Dr Annelize Jonker

Registered
2006-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
Antimicrobial susceptibility in thermophilic Campylobacter species isolated from pigs and chickens in South Africa.

Study leader
Dr J Picard
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Ms Firdaus Khan
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Registered
2008-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
To evaluate the effects of long-term storage of bovine ear notch samples on the ability of two diagnostic assays (IHC and AC-ELISA) to identify calves persistently infected with bovine viral diarrhoea virus.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren
Dr J Crafford
Dr Vorster

 
Dr Omer Kibeida
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Dr Omer Kibeida

Registered
2007-2010

Country
Sudan

Research project
A comparison of methods used to measure in vitro antimicrobial susceptibilities of mycoplasma species of animal origin.

Study leader
Dr JA Picard

 

Dr Junita Liebenberg
PhD  

Registered
2006-2010

Country
South Africa

Research project
Ehrichia ruminantium: genome assembly and analysis, with the identification and testing of vaccine candidates genes.

Study leader
Prof B Allsopp
Dr N Collins

 
Dr Anabela Manhica
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2003-2009

Country
Mozambique

Research project
Study of Brucella melitensis of sheep and goats in Maputo, Gaza, Tete and Cabo Delgado Provinces of Mozambique.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren
Prof J Godfroid

 
Dr Selaelo Sebatjane
PhD

Registered
2005-2010

Country
South Africa

Research project
Development of an optimized recombinant vaccine for heartwater.

Study leader
Dr M van Kleef
Dr A Pretorius

 
Dr Kgomotso Sibeko
PhD
 Dr Kgomotso Sibeko

Registered
2004-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
Improved molecular diagnosis and characterisation of Theileria parva isolates in cattle and buffalo in South Africa.

Study leader
Dr N Collins
Prof A Latif
Dr D Geysen
Dr M Oosthuizen

 
Ms Angelique Cronwright-Snoeren
MSc (Veterinary Science)
 Ms Angelique Snoeren

Registered
2007-2009

Country
The Netherlands

Research project
The prevalence of canine distemper virus antibodies in wild carnivores in the Kruger National Park.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren

 

2009

Prof Joop Boomker
DDVP
Prof Joop Boomker

Registered
2008-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
Parasites of some free-living wild animals and freshwater fish species in South Africa.
 

 

 

Dr Peter Brothers
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (cum laude)
Dr Peter Brothers

Registered
2006-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Occurrence of blood-borne tick-transmitted parasites in tsessebe (Dalamiscus lunatus) antelope in Vaalbos National Park, Northern Cape Province.

Study leader
Prof B Penzhorn
Dr N Collins

 

Ms Chantel De Beer
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2006-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Assessment of blackfly (Diptera: Simuliidae) problem status and potential biological control agents along the Vaal and Orange Rivers in South Africa.

Study leader
Dr K Kappmeier-Green
Prof B Penzhorn

 
Dr Akinbowale Jenkins
MSc (Veterinary Science) (cum laude)

Dr Akinbowale Jenkins

Registered
2007-2008

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Identification and genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex infections at the human/domestic animals/wildlife interface in Nigeria and South Africa.

Study leader
Prof J Godfroid
Prof E Venter

 

Dr Eulalie Kashwantale
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Dr Eulalie Kashwantale

Registered
2007-2009

Country
DRC

Research project
Genetic, antibenetic and phenotypic comparison of herbesviruses isolated from domestic and wild felids.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren
Prof E Venter

 
Ms Mpho Ledoka (Mamabolo)
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Ms Mpho Ledoka

Registered
2006-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular characterisation of trypanosome commonly found in cattle, wild animals and tsetse flies in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2005 - 2007.

Study leader
Prof P Majiwa
Prof A Latif

 

Mr Baltazar Macucule
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

 Mr Baltazar Macucule

Registered
2006-2009

Country
Mozambique

Research project
Study of prevalence of bovine tuberculosis (BTB) in Govuro district, Inhambane Province, Mozambique.

Study leader
Prof J Godfroid
Dr P Thompson

 
Dr Leonard Maposa
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Dr Leonard Maposa

Registered
2007-2009

Country
Zimbabwe

Research project
The prevalence of nematode infection and it's economic importance in goat production in Gweru District, Zimbabwe.

Study leader
Prof J Boomker

 
Ms Lesego Modibedi
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2005-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Development of a single real-time RT-PCR method for the group- specific identification of African horsesickness virus and bluetongue virus.

Study leader
Dr O Koekemoer

 
Dr Jacob Modumo
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Dr Jacob Modumo

Registered
2005-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Determination of the minimum protective dose for a live attennated bluetonge virus serotype 2 and 4 vaccine in sheep.

Study leader
Prof E Venter

 
Dr Darshana Morar
PhD

Dr Darshana Morar

Registered
2004-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
Development of ELISAs for the detection of interferon-gamma in rhinoceroses and elephants as diagnostic tools for Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections.

Study leader
Prof J Godfroid
Dr V Rutten
Dr J Fehrsen

 
Ms Zoleka Ntondini
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2004-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
The extent of acaricide resistance in the eastern region of the Eastern Cape province.

Study leader
Prof I Horak

 
Dr Mariam Ogo
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Dr Mariam Ogo

Registered
2007-2009

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Molecular epidemiology of dog rabies in Nigeria: phylogeny based on the N and G gene sequences.

Study leader
Dr C Sabeta
Prof L Nel

 
Dr Silke Pfitzer
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

 Dr Silke Pfitzer

Registered
2007-2009

Country
German in SA

Research project
Tick-borne haemoparasites (Babesia, Theileria, Ehrlichia and Anaplasma species) in nyala (Tragelaphus angasii) in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Study leader
Prof B Penzhorn
Dr M Oosthuizen

 
Mr Maanda Phosiwa
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2005-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular characterisation of a porcine picobirnavirus RNA-dependent RNA polymerase.

Study leader
Dr AC Potgieter

 
Ms Tracey Schmidt
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (cum laude)

Ms Tracey Schmidt

Registered
2007-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Detection of campylobacter fetus in bovine preputial scrapings using PCR and culture assays.

Study leader
Dr J Picard
Prof E Venter

 
Dr Volker Schwan
PhD

Dr Volker Schwan

Registered
2007-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
Studies on filariosis of domestic carnivores in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalange Provinces, South Africa and Maputo Province, Mozambique.

Study leader
Prof J Boomker

 
Ms Andrea Spickett
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2006-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
The anthelmintic effect of copper oxide wire particle (COWP) boluses against Haemonchus contortus in indigenous goats owned by resource-poor South African farmers.

Study leader
Prof J Boomker

 
Mr Ndavheleseni Tshikhudo
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2007-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
Biodegradable microspheres as a single dose delivery system for Ehrlichia ruminantum vaccines.

Study leader
Dr M van Kleef
Dr A Pretorius

 
Dr Yusufu Woma
MSc (Veterinary Science) (cum laude)

Dr Yusufu Woma

Registered
2007-2008

Country
Nigeria

Research project
Isolation and genetic characterization of canine distemper viruses from domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof M van Vuuren

 
Dr Saira Yusufmia
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Dr Saira Yusufmia 

Registered
2006-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
The prevalence of Theileria species infections in cattle at the edge of Hluhluwe-iMofolozi Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Study leader
Prof B Penzhorn
Dr N Collins

 
Dr David Zimmerman
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

 Dr David Zimmerman

Registered
2006-2009

Country
South Africa

Research project
The occurrence of Babesia Bicornis and Theileria Bicornis in blood samples taken from black Rhino (Diceros Bicornis) population within in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof B Penzhorn
Dr M Oosthuizen

 

2008

Ms Melanie Chitray (Moonsamy)
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Ms Melanie Chitray

Registered
2005-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Investigating potential factors affecting foot and mouth disease virus internationalization. Prof W Vosloo
Dr F Maree

 

 
Dr Ilana Conradie
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (cum laude)

Dr Ilana Conradie

Registered
2006-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
The prevalence of helminths in warthogs, buspigs and some antelope species in the Limpopo Province, South Africa.

Study leader
Prof J Boomker

 
Dr Carlos De Matos
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2005-2008

Country
Mozambique

Research project
Species composition and geographic distribution of ticks infesting cattle, goats and dogs in Maputo Province, Mozambique.

Study leader
Prof I Horak
Dr L Neves
Dr NR Bryson

 

Dr Tshepo Matjila
PhD

Dr Tshepo Matjila

Registered
2003-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Molecular detection and characterization of tick-borne pathogens of dogs.

Study leader
Prof B Penzhorn
Prof Dr F Jongejan
Prof AL Leisewitz

 

Dr Daud Ndhlovu
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)

Dr Daud Ndhlovu

Registered
2006-2008

Country
Zimbabwe

Research project
Tick infestation and udder and teat damage in selected cattle herds of Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe.

Study leader
Prof B Penzhorn
Dr V P Makaya

 

Ms Cassandra Olds
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2006-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
The isolation and characterization of a Babesia bovis stock from outbreaks on a farm in the Swartberg region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Study leader
Prof A Latif
Dr N Collins

 

Ms Molemaisago Rakabe
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2005-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Selection of chicken single-chain antibody fragments directed against recombinant VP7 of bluetonge virus.

Study leader
Dr J Fehrsen

 

Dr Alaster Samkange
MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) (cum laude)

Dr Alaster Samkange

Registered
2006-2007

Country
Namibia

Research project
Seroprevalence survey of Chlamydophila abortus infection in breeding goats on commercial farms in northern Namibia.

Study leader
Dr J Crafford

 

Ms Joy Sixholo
MSc (Veterinary Science) (cum laude)

Registered
2006-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Engineering recombinant chicken antibodies for improved characteristics.

Study leader
Dr J Fehrsen

 

Ms Nontobeko Thema
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2005-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Cellular immune responses induced in vitro by secreted proteins of Ehrlichia ruminantium.

Study leader
Dr M van Kleef
Ms A Pretorius

 
Ms Susan Wemmer
MSc (Veterinary Science) (cum laude)

Ms Susan Wemmer

Registered
2006-2008

Country
South Africa

Research project
Expression and engineering of recombinant antibodies directed against a heat-shock protein of Mycobacterium bovis.

Study leader
Dr J Fehrsen
Dr DH du Plessis

 

2007

Dr Johan Esterhuizen
PhD

Registered
2003-2007

Country
South Africa

Research project
Bionomics and control of Glossina austeni and G. brevipalpis (Diptera: Glossinidae) in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof P vd Bossche
Prof B Penzhorn

 

Mr Nkululeko Nyangiwe
MSc (Veterinary Science) (cum laude)

Registered
2004-2007

Country
South Africa

Research project
The geographic distribution of ticks in the eastern region of the Eastern Cape province.

Study leader
Prof I Horak

 
Dr Alri Pretorius
PhD

Registered
2003-2007

Country
South Africa

Research project
Aspects of the immune response in ruminants to four protective Ehrlichia ruminantium gene products.

Study leader
Dr N Collins
Prof B A Allsopp

 
Dr Dean Reynecke
PhD

Registered
2004-2007

Country
South Africa. Currently working in New Zealand.

Research project
Software-based decision support: a basis for the development of a predictive system for sustainable management of haemonchosis in small ruminants.

Study leader
Prof J Boomker
Dr J van Wyk (co)
Dr D Berkvens (co)
Prof B Gummow
Prof P Dorny

 
Ms Cecaltina Tchamo
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2003-2007

Country
Mozambique

Research project
The effect of nutritional plane on the development and pathogenicity of a Trypanosoma congolense stain, isolated in Matutuine District of Maputo Province of Mozambiqe, in goats. Prof P vd Bossche
Prof B Penzhorn
Dr L Neves
 
Mr Thamsanqa Chiliza
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Mr Thamsanqa Chiliza

Registered
2005-2007

Country
South Africa

Research project
Antibody phage-displayed libraries derived from chicken immunoglobulim genes: a source of highly specific diagnostic antibodies.

Study leader
Dr DH du Plessis

 
Ms Bronwen Thompson
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2004-2006

Country
South Africa

Research project
Epidemiology of theileriosis on a farm in Kwa-Zulu-Natal.

Study leader
Prof B Penzhorn

 

2006

Mr Victor Bagla
MSc (Veterinary Science)

Registered
2004-2005

Country
Sierra Leone

Research project
The Demonstration of Lumpy Skin disease virus in semen of experimentally infected bulls using different diagnostic techniques.

Study leader
Prof E Venter

 
Dr Habib Golezardy
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Dr Habib Golezardy

Registered
2005-2006

Country
Iran

Research project
Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) associated with wild herbivorous mammals in South Africa.

Study leader
Prof I Horak

 
Ms Theresa Sethusa
MSc (Veterinary Science)
Ms Theresa Sethusa

Registered
2003-2006

Country
Sierra Leone

Research project
Evaluation of a method used to detect Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis in formalin fixed parraffin embedded tissues of domestic and wild animals.

Study leader
Prof E Venter

 

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