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Papers from the 44th International Congress, South Africa


MEDUNSA: The rise and demise of South Africa’s second veterinary faculty

Dr Neville Owen

Former Dean of Medunsa, South Africa


Keynote: Bloodlines and Bloodlies – The Equine Experiment in Africa

Prof. Sandra Swart

University of Stellenbosch, South Africa


Regulating Rumensin: Defining Antibiotic Feeds in the U.S. in the Wake of Resistance

Ms Nicole Welk-Joerger

University of Pennsylvania, USA


Jenner’s Zoological Perspective

Prof. Abigail Woods

King's College London, United Kingdom


The Swiss Connection - A. Theiler and colleagues as an example of successful international veterinary cooperation

Prof. Andreas Pospischil

Retired Veterinary Surgeon, Switzerland


Jaundice in sheep in South Africa – confusion and resolution

Prof. Gareth Bath

Veterinary History Society, South Africa

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Request to cancel an appointment for the Civil Veterinary Service in the Dutch East Indies in 1890

Dr Jons Straatman

VHG, Netherlands


The historical collections of the faculty of veterinary medicine in Munich: lost and hidden treasures

Dr Veronika Goebel

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany


South African Veterinary Bacteriologists


Dr Maryke Henton

IDEXX, South Africa

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Eradicating Foot and Mouth Disease in North America, 1946-1954

Dr Rebecca Kaplan

Science History Institute, USA


Puzriš-Dagan: Organization of an animal concentration centre during UR III period


Silvia Nicolas Alonso

Biblical and Oriental Institute of León, Spain


Notable veterinary parasitologists of South Africa

Ms Heloise Heyne

Retired Technologist, South Africa

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Making Plague a Tropical Disease

Dr Susan Jones

University of Minnesota, USA


Keynote: A brief historical overview of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and its historical relationship with countries in southern Africa


Dr Gideon Brückner

Retired Veterinary Surgeon, South Africa


Reduction of antibiotic use in farm animal and aquaculture production in Norway over the last 30 years

Dr Halvor Hektoen

Head of R&D Department, Åkerblå AS

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A study of the ecology of anthrax in the Kruger National Park, South Africa

Dr Valerius de Vos

South Africa


Collaboration between the veterinary schools of Utrecht and Onderstepoort -

A political history

Dr Peter Koolmees

Utrecht University, Netherlands


Eminent South African Veterinary Virologists


Dr Daan Verwoerd

Retired Veterinary Surgeon, South Africa

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Heartwater: a simple disease with a peculiar distribution that has exasperated farmers and scientists for eons

Prof. Ken Pettey

University of Pretoria, South Africa

Preserving South Africa’s veterinary history: a collaborative approach

Mr David Swanepoel

Agricultural Research Centre, South Africa

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The history of East Coast fever in southern Africa

Dr Ben Mans

Agricultural Research Centre, South Africa


Animal disease in iron-age and early medieval Western Europe: Knowledge, understanding and management

Mr Patrick O’Reilly

Retired Veterinary Surgeon, Ireland

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