Current students

I am currently collaborating with postgraduate students from the University of Pretoria

Lizette Bekker (PhD student). Assessment of urine samples for the measurement of chemical and physiological indicators in the Nile crocodile. 2015, 2016, 2017

Lasya C. Bekker, L., Laver, P., van Niekerk, M., Goddard, A., Myburgh, J. Under revision. Urine and plasma concentrations of routine biochemical analytes in healthy captive pre-slaughter Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus). Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation

Ester Botha (PhD student). Chemical reduction in testis volume in the horse to facilitate safer castration practices. 2015, 2016, 2017

Botha, A., Birrell, J., Schulman, M., du Plessis, L., Laver, P., Soley, J., and Bertschinger, H. 2016. Effects of the GnRH vaccine Improvac on testicular tissue of young stallions. Animal Production Science 169:97. Http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anireprosci.2016.03.015

Botha A., Birrell J., Schulman M., du Plessis L., Laver P., Soley J., and Bertschinger H. 2016. Effects of the GnRH vaccine Improvac on testicular tissue of young stallions. In the 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology, Tours, France.

Ruan de Bruin (PhD student). Bat-eared fox physiological ecology. 2015, 2016, 2017

de Bruin, R., Ganswindt, A., Laver, P., le Roux, A. Under review. Friendly foxes: steroid hormones and social behaviour in a small African canid. Frontiers in Zoology.

Bernard van Loggerenberg (MSc student). Liver trace element concentration determination by energy dispersive handheld X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. 2016, 2017