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Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases

Head of Department

Prof Darrell Abernethy

BVSc (Pretoria) DipLSHTM (London) MSSc (Belfast) PhD (London)

Room 2-2.1, Paraclinical Building
Tel: +27 12 529 8269
Fax: +27 12 529 8312

Postal address
Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases
Faculty of Veterinary Science
P/Bag X04
Onderstepoort 0110
South Africa 

Prof Darrell Abernethy

Current subjects

  • Epidemiology, bovine brucellosis, bovine tuberculosis

Research interests

  • Animal health programmes, zoonotic diseases

Academic and professional experience

  • 6 years in state veterinary work (N. Ireland)
  • 3 years in public health (Botswana)
  • 17 years as veterinary epidemiologist (N. Ireland)

Research output/publications

  • 12 publications in peer-reviewed or refereed journals
  • 12 full-length conference papers/keynote addresses
  • 15 congress proceedings/posters
  • 62 technical reports

Academic and professional memberships

  • Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, United Kingdom

Awards and recognition

  •  Fulbright Public Sector Fellowship (Northern Ireland), 2009