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Written by Karin Kruger

The South African Veterinary Foundation needs your help. Equine practitioners in South Africa are faced with a paucity of scientific data to the understanding of many locally relevant diseases. As a result, improvements in treatment protocols and disease prevention is slow (or non-existent). The South African Veterinary Foundation is a non-profit, Article 21 company (fund raising number 022002390002) that was established to raise money to promote a greater understanding of animals by means of research and an informed public. The Foundation also supports future generations of veterinarians and veterinary nurses through student bursaries.

The Foundation would like to take a more active role in supporting equine research. In order to effectively raise money for research, the Foundation is setting up specific strategic objectives for funding equine research, which will  assure donors that their contribution will go towards meaningful research. As a longer term goal, the Foundation will strive towards collaboration with international key opinion leaders relevant to each objective to assist our country in gaining valuable expertise and knowledge through targeted research.

In order to help us ensure that the Foundation’s strategic objectives are relevant to you and your practice, please complete the following short survey by opening the following link

If you require any additional information you are welcome to contact me directly.


What private practitioners need to know about controlled- and notifiable diseases.

Author: T Prinsloo [a] ABSTRACT The prevention, management and control of controlled- and notifiable diseases are the combined responsibility of state veterinarians, private veterinarians and farmer. Isolation and quarantine is used to prevent the introduction and spread of contagious diseases.  This paper explains the differences between isolation and quarantine and sets out the purpose and application… Continue Reading

Positions available at Onderstepoort

Three posts are currently being advertising at Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria:   – Lecturer/senior lecturer: equine surgery – Clinical assistant: equine medicine – Two intern posts   Details can be found at the University of Pretoria website through careers@UP or through the following link: Continue Reading


The 14th WEVA CONGRESS  will take place to October 6-10, 2015, at the Hotel Presidente Intercontinental Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico. The event will consist two days before having wet-labs topics such as: equine reproduction, ophthalmology, lameness and imaging. After to October 8-10 the Scientific Program with over 50 speakers in different areas around the world. If… Continue Reading