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Some topics on the LIBRARY page

  • IVIS Books
    Full-featured veterinary books, manuals and collections of state-of-the art reviews within specific areas of veterinary medicine

  • Proceedings
    Proceedings of veterinary meetings and symposia and other on-line proceedings

  • IVIS Reviews in Veterinary Medicine
    In-depth medical review articles in veterinary medicine

  • Continuing Education in Veterinary Education
    Autotutorial and continuing education websites, lecture notes and proceedings of short courses, short communications and web-based professional manuals

  • IVIS Newsletters
    Past and present numbers of the IVIS Newsletter

A baby hippopotamus, swept into the Indian Ocean by the recent tsunami, is finally coming out of his shell thanks to the love of a 120-year-old tortoise. Owen, a 300kg, one-year-old hippo, was swept down the Sabaki River, into the ocean and then back to the shore when the giant waves struck the Kenyan coast. The dehydrated hippo was found by wildlife rangers and taken to the Haller Park animal facility in the port city of Mombasa. Pining for his lost mother, Owen quickly befriended a male Aldabran tortoise named Mzee - Swahili for "old man". The pair are now inseparable, swimming, eating and sleeping together. If somebody approaches the tortoise, the hippo becomes aggressive, as if protecting its biological mother. Officials are hopeful Owen will befriend a female hippo called Cleo, also a resident of the park. -

Reuters Jan. 6, 2005 (

Newsletter of the Academic Information Service.

Service Unit: Veterinary Science

March 2005


This first issue of 2005 features

- new functions in the lending module of UPexPlore

- e-contents pages renewals

- useful workshops on databases

- the importance of the Library Committee

- additions to the e-book collection of UP

- a list of all electronic veterinary journals currently available.

We hope you will enjoy this issue of Infomania, keeping you up-to-date on the latest happenings in the animal health information world.

Tertia Coetsee (Editor)

Antoinette Lourens
I ) What is My Library Record?

My Library Record offers students and staff of the University of Pretoria different kinds of functions. (This service is only available to registered students/staff of the Academic Information Service.) These functions are the following:

Students / staff can view the records issued to them

Students / staff can view the records they reserved for themselves (Holds placed on books)

From their patron record students can search the Library's Catalogue

Students / staff can update their cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses

My Reading History offers a list of all material taken out by a patron. The patron can mark items in this list to be deleted, or delete the whole list at once.

The IVIS Website


Antoinette Lourens
The IVIS web site provides a convenient way to access information on Veterinary Medicine and is provided as a free service to clinicians, researchers, librarians, educators and veterinary students with the financial support of private, public and corporate sponsors.
The IVIS library includes the following sections: IVIS Veterinary Books, IVIS-Hosted Proceedings of Veterinary Organizations, Calendar of Veterinary Events and Meetings and the IVIS Continuing Education and Auto-tutorial Sections, as well as links to hundreds of useful veterinary websites.

IVIS Books include the IVIS Recent Advances Series and full-text books in several areas of veterinary medicine.

The IVIS Proceedings Section offers a place for a growing number of professional veterinary organizations to publish proceedings of annual meetings and special symposia on the Internet.
The IVIS Continuing Education Section offers manuals of past or future short courses and workshops, and links to educational and interactive websites.

The IVIS Calendar of Events lists nearly 500 meetings and events.

There is also a searchable database of veterinary positions and educational opportunities, with provision for listing or searching positions using a built in search engine and online submission form.
The section on External Links provides over 1000 pre-screened and pre-evaluated external links to veterinary organizations, institutions, courses, diagnostic laboratories, auto-tutorial and educational web sites, dictionaries, medical and veterinary databases and much more.
Registration to use IVIS is free

Pig Farming 2002

Poultry and Dairy Industry Yearbook 1998 - 2000

Poultry World 2003 +

Preventive Veterinary Medicine 1995 +

Reproduction in domestic animals 1998 +

Research in Veterinary Science 1995 +

Reviews in Fisheries Science 2002 +

Revue Scientifique et Technique - Office International des Epizooties 2001 +

Situation and Outlook Report. Dairy 1991-1992

South African Journal of Animal Science 1996 +

South African Journal of Wildlife Research 1994 +

South African Journal of Zoology. 1994 - 1999

Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2002 +

Trends in parasitology 2001 +

Turk Zooloji Dergisi = Turkish journal of zoology 2002 +

Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences 2003 +

Update in Anaesthesia 1992 - 2002

Vector & zoonosis week 2002 +

Veterinaria Mexico 2000 +

Veterinarni medicina 2001 +

Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia 2000 +

Veterinary and comparative oncology 2003 +

Veterinary Clinical Pathology 2000 +

Veterinary dermatology 1995 +

Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 1995 +

Veterinary Journal 1999 +

Veterinary Microbiology 1995 +

Veterinary Ophthalmology 1998 +

Veterinary Parasitology 1995 +

Veterinary radiology and ultrasound 2004 +

Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association 2002 +

Veterinary Research 2000 -2005

Veterinary research communications 1997 - 2005

Veterinary Sciences Tomorrow 2001 +

Veterinary Surgery 2002 +

Wildlife Research 1999 +

World Anaesthesia News 2000 +

Zoo biology 1997 +

Zoologica Scripta 1999 +

Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 2003 +

Zoological science 2000 - 2003

Zoosystema 2000 +

II ) How to look at my own library record

Follow the next steps to view your loan books and own information

  • Select View & renew books from the Library Catalogue Page

  • At the next screen enter the following information:

    • Your surname

    • Your student/personnel number e.g. 2412345

    • Click on SUBMIT to display information about your patron record, loans, fines and holds.

  • Your name, address and telephone number will be displayed.

  • Depending on your status one or more of the following links will be available:

    • # Items currently checked out

      • Click on this link

      • The list that appears on the screen can be sorted as follows:

      • A list of items currently on loan to you will be displayed. The list contains the Title, Status (including the due date) and the call number of each item.

      • Renew these items by selecting the items in the checkboxes in the RENEW COLUMN then clicking on the RENEW SELECTED ITEMS or by clicking on the RENEW ALL button.

    • # Requests (holds) outstanding

      • Click on this link

      • A list of items currently on hold for you will be displayed. The list contains the Title, current status (including the due date), pickup location and cancel if not filled by.

      • Cancel this holds by selecting the items in the checkboxes in the CANCEL COLUMN then clicking on the CANCEL SELECTED ITEMS or by clicking on the CANCEL ALL button.

    • #R#.## in unpaid fines and bills the reason for the amount due will be displayed.


(5th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists)
Erica van der Westhuizen

Please take note of our Pre-Conference workshops, which will be held in the Computer Lab on level 5, Sir Arnold Theiler Building from 29 June till 2 July this year.

Experts from the companies who produce the most relevant information products in the veterinary or animal health field will be updating us on the latest enhancements and searching techniques.

Faculty members and postgraduate students are welcome to attend; the only fee charged will be for the refreshments (tea and lunch) which will be R60 per day.

29 June 08:30 – 16:00 CAB databases

(Robert Taylor, Head, Animal Health CABI, UK)

30 June 08:30-12:30 CAB Animal Health

13:30–15:00 Wildlife and Ecology worldwide (Margaret Crampton, NISC)

15:15-16:30 South African e-publications (SABINET)

1 July 08:30-10:30 Medline (OVID)

11:00-13:00 Zoological Record & Biological Abstracts


13:40-15:00 Blogs and blogging (Kenneth Firestein, University of California Davis, USA)

15:15-16:30 E-journals (EBSCO)

2 July Managing your references

08:30-10:30 EndNote (Vicki Kok, Virginia Tech, USA) 11:00-12:30 Reference Manager (Antoinette Lourens, UP)

13:15-16:00 Searching the Internet: tips & techniques (Vicki Croft, Washington State University, USA)
Please let us know if you wish to attend any of these sessions.

Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 2003 +

Journal of Fish Biology 2003 +

Journal of Fish Diseases 1978+_

Journal of Infectious Diseases : Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 1996+

Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy 1999 +

Journal of Mammalian Ova Research 2001 - 2003

Journal of mammalogy 1997 +

Journal of Small Animal Practice 2002 +

Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2000 +

Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 2000 +

Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 2002 +

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2005 +

Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 1997 +

Journal of Veterinary Medicine. Series A 1998 +

Journal of Veterinary Medicine. Series B 1998 +

Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 1997 +

Journal of Wildlife Diseases 1999 +

Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research = Zeitschrift fuer Zoologische Systematik und Evolutionsforschung 1998 +

Journal of Zoology:Proceedings of the Zool Society of London 1998 +

Korean Journal of Parasitology 1963 +

Lancet 1990 +

Lancet Infectious Diseases 2001 +

Lancet Neurology 2002 +

Lancet (North American Edition) 1990 +

Lancet Oncology 2000 +

Livestock Production Science 1995 +

Livestock Research for Rural Development 1989 +

Mammal Review 1998 +

Mammalian biology 2002 +

Marine Fisheries Review 1990 + 

Medical and veterinary entomology 1998 +

Medical mycology : official publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology 1996+

Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 1995 +

My Pet Cats 1997

National Fisherman 1991 +

National Wildlife 1990 +

National Wildlife; World edition 1998 - 2002

Netherlands Journal of Zoology 1999 - 2003

New England Journal of Medicine 1993 +

New Zealand veterinary journal 1952 +

North American Birds 2003 +

Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 1998 +

Parasitology International 1997 +

Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 1999 +

Current anaesthesia and critical care 1999 +

Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases 2000 - 2005

Dairy Farmer 2002 +

Dairy Foods 1989 +

Dairy Foods Newsletter 1991-2001

Dairy Industries International 1994 +

Dairy Industry Profile: Asia-Pacific 2004 +

Dog World; The Complete All-Breed Magazine 1998 +

Domestic Animal Endocrinology 1995 +

Ecology of Freshwater Fish 2000 +

Emerging Infectious Diseases 1995 +

European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases 1998 +

Experimental Animals 1995 +

Experimental Parasitology 1995 +

Fish and Fisheries 2000 +

Fish and Hunt Magazine 2002

Fish and Shellfish Immunology 1995 +

Fish Farming International 1991-1992

Fisheries Management and Ecology 1996 +

Fisheries Oceanography 1997 +

Fisheries Research 1995 +

Fisheries Science : FS 2000 +

Fishery Bulletin 1997 +

Fishing world 1994 - 1996

Human Dimensions of Wildlife 2001 +

In Practice 1995-1996, 2003 +

Infection, Genetics and Evolution: Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics and Infectious Diseases: MEEGID 2001 +

Infectious Diseases News Brief 2000 +

International Journal for Parasitology 1995 +

International Journal of Dairy Technology 2001 +

International Journal of Infectious Disease : IJID : Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases 1996 +

International Journal of Veterinary Medicine

International Wildlife 1990 - 2002

Internet journal of infectious diseases 2002 +

Internet Journal of Veterinary Medicine 2003 +

Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine 1998 +

Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology 2000 +

Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases 1999+

Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 1998 +

Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 1999 +

Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 1998 +

Journal of applied research in veterinary medicine 2003 +

Journal of Avian Biology 1998 +

Journal of Dairy Science 1990 +

Journal of Equine Science 1995 +

Marguerite Nel
The journal contents pages as well as the current awareness services of the AIS – Veterinary Science service unit, enable clients to stay up-to-date with new research in their field(s) of interest. Clients select a few titles from the journal list, and send them to their information specialist. They can also supply their information specialist with a list of subjects or fields of interest in which they want to be kept up-to-date. The information specialist will then update their profile, and the needed information will be sent to them by e-mail.
If you were subscribed to these services in the past, please renew your subscription (free to UP personnel), by contacting your information specialist. New users are also welcome to contact the library to enrol for this service.
With these services the information specialists want to support the research efforts of our clients. Please contact us with all your research and information needs.

Erica van der Westhuizen
The Faculty’s Library Committee focuses on facilitating communication between departments and the Academic Information Service in support of teaching, learning and research at the Faculty. The departments are represented as follows:
Anatomy & Physiology: Prof Roy Meintjies

Ms Dalene Meyer

Production Animal Studies: Dr Martin Schulman

Ms Heleen Els

Paraclinical Sciences: Dr June Williams

Veterinary Tropical Diseases: Dr Volker Schwan

Companion Animal Clinical Studies: Dr Mirinda Nel
Relevant library-related issues are discussed at meetings, which are held 5 times per year.

Regular items on the agenda include new information products or product enhancements, training needs, curriculum matters and library regulations.

Erica van der Westhuizen
We would like to digitise relevant older material, including books no longer subject to copyright (published before 1920).

Please send us your suggestions of relevant titles that could be considered for inclusion in our digital collection. This collection will be available worldwide in the same way that other university libraries have made their digital collections accessible to all.

Do visit the website of the University of Toronto, for instance, to see what we envisage:
The Academic Information Service is displaying its various digital collections on its UPspace page, where Veterinary Science is one of the first collections to be placed there.

Animal behaviour 1995 +

Animal Biology - Leiden 2003 +

Animal biotechnology 2001 +

Animal Feed Science and Technology 1995 +

Animal Genetics 1997 +

Animal Health Research Reviews 2000 +

Animal Law

Animal Reproduction Science 1995 +

Animal Science Journal 2002 +

Animal Science Papers and Reports 2000 +

Animals 1993 +

Animals Today 2000 +

Annales des sciences naturelles. zoologie et biologie animale 1998 - 2000

Annals of cardiac anaesthesia 1999 - 2002

Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology 1997 +

Antimicrobics and Infectious Diseases Newsletter 2002

Applied animal behaviour science 1995 +

Applied Entomology and Zoology 2000 +

Archiv fuer Tierernahrung 1997 +

Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria 1997 +

Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia 1999 +

Australian Journal of Zoology 1997 +

Australian Veterinary Journal 1996 +

Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A 1996 +

Birder's World 1997 +

BMC Infectious Diseases 2001 +

BMJ : British medical journal 1993 + 

BMJ : British medical journal (international ed.) 1991 +

Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases 2001 +

Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science 1998 - 2002

British Journal of Anaesthesia 1995 +

British Poultry Science 1998 +

Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 2000 +

Canadian Journal of Animal Science 2001 +

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences = Journal Canadien des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques 1998 +

Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research 2002-2003

Canadian Journal of Zoology 1998 +

Canadian Veterinary Journal

Canadian wildlife : the magazine of the Canadian Wildlife Federation 2001 +

Cats Magazine 1998 - 2001

Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 1997 +

Clinical Microbiology and Infection : The Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2000 +

Clinical techniques in small animal practice 2003 +

Clinical updates in infectious diseases 1996 +

Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 1995 +

Interesting websites
Antoinette Lourens
Zoos Worldwide :

Everyday Mysteries -

Project Gutenberg :

Specialty Dictionaries :

The WWW Virtual Library :

Tutorial: Finding Information on the Internet:

compiled by Antoinette Lourens
These journals can all be accessed from the Tyds@Tuks website.


Click on Alphabetical Lists and then in the Find window type the title of the journal.

This list will soon be available on Tyds@Tuks under the Subject heading, Veterinary Science.

Acta Agricultura Scandinavica. Section A, Animal Science 1998 +

Acta Protozoologica  

Acta Veterinaria 1999 +

Acta Zoologica 1920 +

Acta zoologica lituanica 2003 +

African zoology 2000 +

American Journal of Veterinary Research

American Zoologist 1998 - 2000

Anaesthesia 1997 +

Analecta Veterinaria 1998 +

Anatomia Histologia Embryologia Journal of Veterinary Medicine Series C

What a boon these digital collections will be to researchers who can now access documents, which used to be available only in individual libraries or in a few people’s private collections.

The full text of these books can be searched, and they are also listed in the library’s catalogue.

Historical anatomies on the Web (electronic resource). U.S.National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md 2003-
This is a digital project designed to give Internet access to high quality images from important anatomical atlases in the Library collection. The project offers selected images from NLM’s atlas collection of entire books, with an emphasis on images and not texts.

More examples

Game ranch management J du P Bothma

Case studies in small animal cardiovascular medicine Mark D. Kittleson

Controlling Newcastle disease in village chickens; a training manual Robyn Alders

Intensive buffalo farming; a wildlife management guide J.G.du Toit

Clinical neurology in small animals (it is free but requires online

registration to use it via IVIS)

International animal health code

Rhino ranching: management manual for owners of white rhinos: a wildlife management guide of the South African Veterinary Foundation / by J. G. du Toit.

Enter the above titles on the library catalogue, UPexPlore and click to access the collection.



Welcome to the Word of the Day from AskOxford:


[kur-WHIB-ble] a thingamajig, a whatchamacallit.
Source: Erin McKean's Weird and Wonderful Words:

Search the Compact Oxford English Dictionary:


(extract from an article by William R. Brody, president of The Johns Hopkins University)
"Then the light went on! Full of Google-envy, I suddenly realized that we already have the ultimate information search engine right here at Johns Hopkins. It's one that is readily accessible and highly trusted. And it can be used to locate important references from credible sources, without getting a lot of extraneous garbage. Just think of what this Hopkins search engine would command on the NASDAQ market.
What is this great technology, you ask? Well, JHUSL stands for the Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries. You see, our library has the most effective search engines yet invented — librarians who are highly skilled at ferreting out the uniquely useful references that you need. Rather than commercializing the library collections, why not export to the public market the most meaningful core of Hopkins' intellectual property — the ability to turn raw information into useful knowledge.
I hope by now you realize that any talk of taking our library public is simply to emphasize the point missing in all this Google mania: Massive information overload is placing librarians in an ever more important role as human search engines. They are trained and gifted at ferreting out and vetting the key resource material when you need it. Today's technology is spectacular — but it can't always trump a skilled human.
Have you hugged your librarian today?"

For the full article see:


(coming soon)

Erica van der Westhuizen
CABI Publishing is on the verge of launching

CAB Abstracts Archive.

Covering the literature from 1910 to 1972,

CAB Abstracts Archive will make over 1,860,000

records on every aspect of agricultural science,

veterinary medicine, nutrition and natural resources,

available electronically for the very first time.
The Archive will combine 17 printed abstract journals

(the equivalent of 600 volumes) into a single electronic

database, bringing to light important research that

has been ‘lost’. Previously only available in print, this

data has been effectively forgotten or ignored by all

but the most determined researcher.

CAB Abstracts Archive is set to change all that.

The Archive will enable librarians to provide their

users with immediate desktop access to this knowledge.

Users will be able to simultaneously search over

1.8 million records at the touch of a button.
Read the rest

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