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Diagnostics: Dog and cat

Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) carries out diagnostics on dogs and cats. Tests are carried out on sick animals, as well as for export purposes.

We test for various diseases, such as rabies (including titer testing) and brucella canis.

1. Complete the order form

If you have samples for testing, please complete the form below. Print and sign it, and include it with your samples.

Notify us first if you need diagnostic work for 50 or more animals. This will avoid any unnecessary delays in the diagnostic work.

Order form diagnostics

Order form rabies serology (titer testing)

Titer test: test if your dog or cat is protected against rabies

Want to take a dog or cat with you on you travels? When going abroad, it is usually necessary for a cat or dog to be vaccinated against rabies. Sometimes a titer test is also needed before departure, to show that antibodies have been formed after vaccination. Ask the vet and/or the embassy of the country you are travelling to for advice on this matter.

In the Netherlands, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) in Lelystad is officially recognised as EU laboratory that performs the titer test. This test determines the amount of antibodies in the blood (the titre). It shows whether the vaccination has been successful, i.e. whether the dog or cat is sufficiently protected against rabies. This test is called 'rabies serology'.

Longer turnaround time Babesia gibsoni IFAT

Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) is still experiencing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the supply of test materials. Therefore we are forced to outsource certain tests including the Babesia gibsoni IFAT to other laboratories with a similar quality system.

The turnaround time for the Babesia gibsoni IFAT has therefore been extended to 8-12 working days, with the possibility of it exceeding 12 working days in some cases. The expectation is that this outsourcing will last until at least the spring of 2022.

Brexit: bringing your pet to the UK

The rules for bringing a dog or cat to the UK and vice versa have not changed after Brexit

Read more about the rules of the British government

2. Send in the samples

Add the completed order form to the samples and send them in or drop them off. A collection service is also available.

3. Track your submission

You can use MyBVR to track your submission and see any partial or full results. Log in below using your customer number.