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Research Details

2018

PhD

Tersia Needham

Thesis title:  The effects of immunocastration and its application in ram lambs
Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisors: Dr H. Lambrechts
Thesis link: TBC

MSc

Dianca Du Plessis

Thesis title:  The effect of midazolam on blesbok behaviour and physiology
Supervisor: Dr H. Lambrechts
Co-Supervisors: Prof L. C. Hoffman
Thesis link: TBC

Caitlin Firth

Thesis title:  Temporal and inter-species variations in the proximate and contaminant compositions of farmed mussels, Choromytilus meridionalis and Mytilus galloprovincialis, from Saldanha Bay, South Africa  
Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisors: Dr. K. Salie, Dr. B. O’Neill
Thesis link: TBC

Zachary Jansen

Thesis title:  The nutritional potential of black soldier fly larvae for layer hens
Supervisor: Dr. E. Pieterse
Co-Supervisors: Prof L. C. Hoffman
Thesis link: TBC

Cornelia Kahl

Thesis title:  Enhancing animal welfare and improving production performance in a feedlot by introducing forms of environmental enrichment
Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisors: Prof P. Strydom
Thesis link: TBC

Mark Kirstein

Thesis title:  Phosphoric acid as an alternative phosphorus source
Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisors: Dr. E. Pieterse
Thesis link: TBC

Johan Laubser

Thesis title:  Meat quality characteristics of male and female common eland (Tragelaphus oryx
Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisors: Dr. R. Kortbra
Thesis link: TBC

Fundeka Ndjoki

Thesis title:  Physical, chemical and microbiological characteristics of black wildebeest (Connochaetes gnu) meat.
Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisors: Prof P. A. Gouws
Thesis link: TBC

Gerhard Niemann

Thesis title:  The evaluation of locally produced full-fat canola seed (Brassica napus) as an alternative protein source in the diets of slaughter ostriches (Struthio camelus var. domesticus)
Supervisor: Prof T. S. Brand
Co-Supervisors: Prof L. C. Hoffman
Thesis link: TBC

Alretha van Heerden

Thesis title:  Profiling the meat quality of blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus)
Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
Thesis link: TBC

2017

PhD

Gregory Chingala

Thesis title: Beef production and quality of Malawi Zebu steers fed diets containing rangeland-based protein sources under feedlot conditions
Supervisor: Dr. C. Mapiye
Co-Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman, Dr. E. Raffrenato, Prof K. Dzama
Thesis link: http://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/103333

2016

PhD

Sarah Erasmus

Thesis title:  The authentication of regionally unique South African lamb
Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Ms M. Muller
Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/101031

Maxine Jones

Thesis title:  Profiling traditional South African biltong for shelflife determination
Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Dr E. Arnaud
Co-Supervisor: Prof P. A. Gouws
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MSc

Leah Bessa

Thesis title:  The evaluation of the potential of Tenebrio molitor, Blatta lateralis, Blaptica dubia, Hermetia illucens and Naupheta cinerea for human consumption
Supervisor: Dr E. Pieterse
Co-Supervisor: Dr G. O. Sigge
Co-Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
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Carla Beyers

Thesis title:  Quantifying losses of biltong along the supply chain
Supervisor: Dr W. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
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Martin de Klerk

Thesis title:  The effect of the beta agonist Salbutamate on the growth, carcass characteristics and meat quality in feedlot lambs
Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Prof P. Strydom
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Raoul du Toit

Thesis title:  The use of R-Salbutamol as a growth agent in feedlot sheep rations
Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Prof P. Strydom
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Colette Engelbrecht

Thesis title:  The evaluation of lupins (Lupinus angustifolius) as alternative protein source in ostrich (Struthio camelus var. domesticus) diets
Supervisor: Prof T. S. Brand
Co-Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
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Zandré Germishuys

Thesis title:  The occurrence of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli in South African game species
Supervisor: Prof P. A. Gouws
Co-Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
Thesis link: http://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/101283

Mariska Liebenberg

Thesis title:  The effect of environmental enrichment on the meat quality and production of finishing lambs in a feedlot
Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: J. Nolte
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Xaviera Nel

Thesis title:  Effects of Nutrifen and Nutrifen Plus on production parameters and blood profiles in pigs
Supervisor: Dr E. Pieterse
Co-Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
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Davies Veli Nkosi

Thesis title:  Consumer exposure to meat safety risks from slaughter of communal farmed bovine in central Bushbuckridge
Supervisor: Dr J. L. Bekker
Co-Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
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Bertus van der Merwe

Thesis title: 
Supervisor: Dr E. Pieterse
Co-Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
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Anton van Schoor

Thesis title:  The assessment of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) pre-pupae, grown on human faecal waste, as a protein source in broiler and layer diets
Supervisor: Dr E. Pieterse
Co-Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
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Michael Woods

Thesis title:  The determination of nutrient requirements and development of artificial diets for the mass rearing of insects of economic importance
Supervisor: Dr E. Pieterse
Co-Supervisor: Prof L. C. Hoffman
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2015

PhD

Adina Bosch

Thesis title:  Mercury and other heavy metals in South African marine fish
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Prof G.O. Sigge
Thesis link: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/97964

Rufina Chukwumalume

Thesis title:  Assessment of persistent organic contaminants in selected marine fish species along South African coastline
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Prof U.L. Opara
Thesis link: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/98429

Jarred Knapp

Thesis title:  The effects that Ocean acidification and global warming will have on the West coast rock lobster (Jasus lalandii)
Supervisor: Prof L. Auerswald
Co-Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Thesis link: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/97802

Liesel Laubscher

Thesis title:  Quantifying the effects of tranquilization in wildlife in order to compare the efficacy of different tranquilizers
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Dr N. Pitts
Thesis link: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/97963

Jeannine Marais (Née Neethling)

Thesis title:  Factors influencing the flavour of the meat derived from South African game species
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Ms M. Muller
Thesis link: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/98493

Nikki Hogan (Née Neethling)

Thesis title:  Factors influencing colour variation and oxidative stability of South African game meat species
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisors: Dr G.O. Sigge; Prof S.P. Suman
Thesis link: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/98555

Monlee Swanepoel

Thesis title:  Distribution, management and utilization of the extra-limital common warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) in parts of the Northern Cape and Free State provinces, South Africa
Supervisor: Dr A.J. Leslie
Co-Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Thesis link: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/98561

MSc

Brett Fitzhenry

Thesis title:  Yields and meat-quality attributes of wild fallow deer (Dama Dama) in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Thesis link: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/98402

Thandeka Makasi

Thesis title:  Microbial quality of black wildebeest (Connochaetes gnou) meat as affected by ultimate pH
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Prof P.A. Gouws
Thesis link: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/97958

Cecil Mitchell

Thesis title:  The chemical, physical and sensory evaluation of blesbok cabanossi
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Ms M. Muller; Prof P.A. Gouws
Thesis link: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/98068

 

Pumi Shange

Thesis title:  The microbiology of game meat with reference to prevalent microbial growth found on carcasses in a commercial abattoir
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Dr G.O. Sigge; Prof P.A. Gouws
Thesis link: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/98112

Mathew Van Den Honert

Thesis title:  The use of acidulants in the development of game meat salami
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Dr G.O. Sigge
Thesis link: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/98071

Daniel van der Merwe

Thesis title:  The effect of dietary energy on the development of a model for Boergoat slaughter kid production, meat characteristics and composition
Supervisor: Prof T.S. Brand
Co-Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman; Dr E. Rafferenato
Thesis link: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/527/discover

Swys Viviers

Thesis title:  The effect of dietary energy, protein and amino acids on the production parameters of slaughter ostriches
Supervisor: Prof T.S. Brand
Co-Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Thesis link: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/98065

2014

PhD

Greta Geldenhuys

Thesis title: Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus): Sensory, biochemical and physical meat quality as affected by gender, diet and aging
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Ms N. Muller
Thesis link: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/95871

MSc

Altie Burger

Thesis title: Meat quality of indigenous fat-tail Namaqua Afrikaner, Dorper and the SA Mutton Merino breeds
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Prof S.W.P. Cloete, Dr J.J. Cloete & Ms N. Muller

Karla Bussmann

Thesis title: Chemical analysis of boar taint
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Ms N. Muller

Liesel van Emmenes

Thesis title: Development of a model for fat lamb production
Supervisor: Prof. T.S. Brand
Co-Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/86691

M.P Genis

Thesis title: Hunting as a Conservation Tool: Investigating the use of hunting in CBNRM programs; a case study of the Ntabethemba Community Reserve, South Africa
Supervisor: Dr A.J. Leslie
Co-Supervisor:  Prof L.C. Hoffman

Justin Gird

Thesis title: Hunting as a Conservation Tool: Investigating the use of hunting in CBNRM programs; a case study of the Ntabethemba Community Reserve, South Africa
Supervisor: Dr A.J. Leslie
Co-Supervisor:  Prof L.C. Hoffman

Walter Hildebrandt

Thesis title: Management and reproduction of the African savannah Buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer)
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Dr A.J. Leslie

Samantha Matjila

Thesis title: Microbial quality of Cape snoek (Thyrsites atun) as influenced by the current cold chain management
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman

Justin Moolman

Thesis title: Specialised feeding of lambs for optimized performance during the finishing phase
Supervisor: : Dr W.F.J. Van de Vyver
Co-Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/86257

Bernadette Mushinge

Thesis title: An evaluation of three different types of phytase on broiler production parameters, carcass characteristics and bone mineralisation
Supervisor: Dr E. Pieterse
Co-Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman

Tersia Needham

Thesis title: The effects of immunocastration on the carcass quality and nutrient responses of growing pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus)
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Dr E. Pieterse

Megan North

Thesis title: Conditioning springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) meat: changes in texture and the mechanisms involved
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman

J.A. Steenkamp

Thesis title: Influence of acid buff on stomach and gut health grower pigs
Supervisor: Dr E. Pieterse
Co-Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman

Russell Packard

Thesis title: Comparison of production parameters and meat quality characteristics of South African indigenous chickens
Supervisor: Dr E. Pieterse
Co-Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/86211

Le-Daan Rousseau

Thesis title: The effects of dietary lipids and antioxidants on growth performance, meat quality and moisture loss of the South African abalone, Haliotis midae
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Mr L.F. De Wet & Dr B. O’Neill

Omalara Tanimowo

Thesis title: Effects of salting and drying on the quality of snoek (Thyrsites atun)
Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Co-Supervisor: Dr G.O. Sigge & Prof L. Opara

Ger-Mari Tesselaar

Thesis title: Development of a mathematical optimization model for breeding ostriches: Identification of possible factors affecting feed intake and production
Supervisor: Prof T.S. Brand
Co-Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman

Nicole Teuchert

Thesis title: Comparison of production parameters, gut histology, organ weight, and portion yields of broilers supplemented with Ateli plus®
Supervisor: Dr E. Pieterse
Co-Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/86448

Tulimo Uushona

Thesis title: Black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae as a protein source for broiler production
Supervisor: Dr E. Pieterse
Co-Supervisor: Prof L.C. Hoffman
Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/8644