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  • Oyewobi, Stephen S.; Hancke, Gerhard P. (Elsevier, 2017-11)
    Industrial wireless sensor network (IWSN) applications are mostly time-bound, mission-critical and highly delay sensitive applications therefore IWSN defines strict, stringent and unique QoS requirements such as timeliness, ...
  • Laleye, A. Tinuke; Joannis, Tony M.; Shittu, Aminu; Meseko, Clement A.; Zamperin, G.; Milani, A.; Zecchin, B.; Fusaro, A.; Monne, I.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies; National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Nigeria; Istituto Zooproflattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Legnaro, Italy (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2017-09-07)
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), characterize by sudden onset and excessively high mortality, was first reported in Nigeria in 2006 and again in 2015 to date with devastating economic consequences. The complete ...
  • Isa, Hamza Ibrahim; Ferreira, A.; Crafford, Jan Ernst; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2017-09-07)
    Poisoning by Moraea pallida Bak. (yellow tulp) is the most important of all cardiac glycoside induced toxicoses which collectively account for 33% and 10% of deaths in large and small stock due to plant poisoning, respectively, ...
  • Jenkins, Akinbowale Olajide; Michel, Anita Luise; Rutten, Victor P.M.G (Elsevier, 2017-05)
    The role of antigens shared between Mycobacteria in in-vivo cross-reactive immune responses in host animals, have been reported to be responsible for reduced BCG vaccination efficacy as well reduced specificity of ...
  • Alejano, L.R.; Arzua, J.; Castro-Filgueira, U.; Malan, D.F. (Francois) (Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2017-06)
    Pillar design for underground mining is typically done using empirical formulae or numerical modelling. Practical experience and recent literature, nevertheless, illustrate the shortcomings of these design approaches. ...
  • Wessels, Andries (Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Assosiasie, 2017)
    Michiel Heyns’s sixth novel, Invisible Furies (2012) is deeply inscribed in the author’s profound engagement in and knowledge of the grand modernist tradition. The article aims to illuminate and discuss this underrated ...
  • Izadi, Homa; Focke, Walter Wilhelm; Asaadi, Erfan; Maharaj, Rajendra; Pretorius, Jannie; Loots, Mattheus Theodor (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-08-31)
    Topical repellents play a key role in reducing the outdoor transmission of mosquito-borne diseases by reducing human-vector contact. Excellent repellents are available, but there is always room for improvement. This ...
  • Heyns, C.H. (Christof H.); Gravett, W.H. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017)
    The story of the founding of the United Nations reflects its complicated ideological foundations. Jan Smuts, who wrote the words “human rights” into the Charter, was also the premier of white-ruled South Africa. ...
  • Nganso, Beatrice T.; Fombong, Ayuka T.; Yusuf, Abdullahi Ahmed; Pirk, Christian Walter Werner; Stuhl, Charles; Torto, Baldwyn (Public Library of Science, 2017-06-16)
    Varroa destructor is an ectoparasitic pest of honeybees, and a threat to the survival of the apiculture industry. Several studies have shown that unlike European honeybees, African honeybee populations appear to be ...
  • Dewing, Jan; McCormack, Brendan (Wiley, 2017-09)
    The International Community of Practice for Person-centred Practice (PCP-ICoP) coordinated from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, recently wrote about the current state of person-centredness across several countries ...
  • Abubakar, R.H.; Madoroba, Evelyn; Kamutando, Casper N.; Valverde, Alexander; Cowan, Don A.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; Agricultural Research Council. Onderstepoort Veterinary Research. Bacteriology Section; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; University of Pretoria. Dept. of Genetics. Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genoics (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2017-09-07)
    Pathogenic Escherichia coli pathogens are responsible for acute profuse diarrhoea in growing pig with resultant high morbidity and mortality. Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) encoding STa, STb, EAST1 and LT enterotoxins and ...
  • De Villiers, Lourens; Quan, Melvyn; Troskie, Milana; Fosgate, Geoffrey T.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. Of Companion Animal Clinical Studies; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2017-09-07)
    Parasite quantification is crucial to understand disease pathogenesis. An automated method of determining parasite density would facilitate higher throughput and provide results that are more objective. The study objectives ...
  • Stauffer, Michael; Tschachtli, Thomas; Fischer, Andreas; Riesen, Kaspar (Springer, 2017-05)
    About ten years ago, a novel graph edit distance framework based on bipartite graph matching has been introduced. This particular framework allows the approximation of graph edit distance in cubic time. This, in turn, makes ...
  • Stauffer, Michael; Fischer, Andreas; Riesen, Kaspar (Springer, 2017-05)
    The present paper is concerned with a graph-based system for Keyword Spotting (KWS) in historical documents. This particular system operates on segmented words that are in turn represented as graphs. The basic KWS process ...
  • Stauffer, Michael; Fischer, Andreas; Riesen, Kaspar (Springer, 2016-11)
    For several decades graphs act as a powerful and flexible representation formalism in pattern recognition and related fields. For instance, graphs have been employed for specific tasks in image and video analysis, ...
  • Stauffer, Michael; Fischer, Andreas; Riesen, Kaspar (Springer, 2016-11)
    The amount of handwritten documents that is digitally available is rapidly increasing. However, we observe a certain lack of accessibility to these documents especially with respect to searching and browsing. This paper ...
  • Gado, Dorcas A.; Ahmed, Aroke Shahid; Botha, Francien Susanna; Ehlers, M.M. (Marthie Magdaleen); University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Health Sciences. Dept. of Medical Microbiology (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2017-09-07)
    Handling and consumption of contaminated foods (meat, milk and eggs) are considered a major source of infection in humans. This public health risk reinforces the need for close monitoring and collaboration between public ...
  • De Waal, Annari; Gupta, Rangan; Jooste, Charl (Routledge, 2017-08)
    We study the response of South African monetary policy decisions to foreign monetary policy shocks. We estimate the extent of foreign monetary policy pass through by augmenting standard Taylor rules and comparing the results ...
  • Omotoso, Kehinde; Koch, Steven F. (Routledge, 2017-08)
    Using population-weighted general household surveys (GHS) covering the years 2004–14, this study examines trends in medical aid coverage and healthcare facility utilisation across a spectrum of socio-demographic variables. ...
  • Van Staden, Werdie C.W. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2017)
    The South African Journal of Psychiatry (SAJP) is in its 24th year of publishing scholarly work in psychiatry. This is no small achievement. The archives of all the articles that have been published (all from 2002 are ...