We are pleased to announce a brand-new series of seminars at BattLab, addressed to all veterinarians.

Unfortunately, due to the current situation, many of our seminars had to be cancelled. We are, however, delighted to present you a series of online web-seminars instead.

Web-seminars 2021 (free of charge):

The fever horse - Equine Coronavirus; a new emerging disease?

Date: Wednesday 3rd November 2021, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)
Speaker: Dr. Svenja Möller, LABOKLIN GmbH & Co. KG; Equine Medicine

Although Equine Coronavirus (ECoV) has been known to cause diarrhoea in foals for decades, it has increasingly been detected in adult horses (>2 years) in recent years. In this age group, the focus is mainly on febrile diseases, rarely accompanied by gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea or colic. Recent years show that a large proportion of infections with ECoV run subclinical or can result in asymptomatic shedding of the virus. Due to new findings, ECoV should be considered as a differential diagnosis, not only in foals, but also in adult horses showing fever of unknown origin with or without gastrointestinal symptoms. This web seminar illuminates the medical approach, such as clinical examination and the correct laboratory diagnostics in a patient presented with high fever as the main symptom, and gives some background information on Equine Coronavirus and its differential diagnoses.

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Most common Equine Endocrine Diseases – PPID and EMS

Date: Wednesday 6th October 2021, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)
Speaker: Dr. med. vet. Antje Wöckener

In this webseminar we will speak about definition, pathogenesis, haematology and biochemistry changes expected for each disorder, as well as diagnostic tests available.

Weight loss in a dog: from diagnosis to treatment

Date: Wednesday 1st September 2021, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)
Speaker: Daniela Enache
DVM, M.Sc., MRCVS, Resident ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine)

Weight loss is a clinical sign frequently observed in companion animals, although associated with numerous pathologies. We invite you to attend this web-seminar, where Daniela will have the pleasure of sharing an interesting clinical case with you of a dog presented with severe weight loss, as the main symptom. Together we will discover how urinalysis lead to the diagnosis, what the diagnosis was and how we treated this dog.

Anastasia, an Italian greyhound with fever of unknown origin

Date: Wednesday 4th August 2021, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)
Speaker: Francesco Rossi
Dr. med. vet., MRCVS, Resident ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine)

Fever is a mighty engine, which nature brings into the world for the conquest of her enemies”. Thomas Sydenham (1624-1689).
Fever may be as useful as harmful. In some cases, the cause of fever may be very challenging to find. In this web-seminar, we will together find the origin of the fever, although initially unknown.

A cat with ketoacidosis and diabetes mellitus

Date: Wednesday 7th July 2021, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)
Speaker: Kerstin Thoren Tolling

A cat with multiple symptoms, including liver damage and significant acid base disturbances, is discussed with focus on laboratory test results. Discussions will include the interpretation of results from both blood and urine samples.

Equine Piroplasmosis: Pathogenesis and diagnostic tools. How can the laboratory help you?

Date: Wednesday 9th June 2021, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)
Speaker: Roberto Rey Conejo

In this webseminar, Roberto Rey, DVM and head of LABOKLIN Spain equine department, will speak about pathogenesis, epidemiology and risks factors, as well as haematology and biochemistry changes for equine piroplasmosis (Theileria equi and Babesia caballi) and laboratory diagnostic tools.

Metronomic chemotherapy

Date: Wednesday 2nd June 2021, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)
Speaker: Daniela Simon Betz
Author & Translator | Speaker | Oncology Specialist

Metronomic chemotherapy is a special type of tumour treatment with cytostatic drugs. Due to its oral administration, this form of treatment is considered simple, as well as being a ‘more mild’ chemotherapy.
Nevertheless, metronomic therapy represents a highly potent treatment with chemotherapeutic drugs.
In this webinar, the principles, modes of actions, as well as “do’s” and “don’ts” of these special antineoplastic treatments are shown, discussed and exemplified by a case report.

Another dog with otitis: how to deal with it?

Date: Wednesday 5th May 2021, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)

Speaker: Carmen Lorente, DVM, PhD, DipECVD, LABOKLIN GmbH & Co. KG

EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology

Canine otitis is a frequent reason for consultation. Why do they reappear after, apparently, correct treatment? Why do they become chronic, and often challenging to manage? In this webseminar, we will discuss the main points of diagnosis and therapy of canine otitis externa, emphasising the importance of identifying and treating all participating factors.

The great pretender: a disease with many faces

Date: Wednesday April 7, 18:00-18:45 (GMT) 19:00-19:45 (CET)

Speaker: Dr Anne Jasensky, Lecturer, Clinical Pathology, Royal Veterinary College, London, UK

In this webinar, we will discuss a case of a 2-year old Labradoodle with diarrhoea and various laboratory changes, which do not quite seem to fit together. We will also be covering the pathophysiology, cause of symptoms, as well as the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to the disease.

The pruritic horse – is it always sweet itch?

Date: Wednesday March 24, 18:00-18:45 (GMT) 19:00-19:45 (CET)

Speaker: Dr. Regina WagnerLaboklin GmbH & Co. KG

Pruritus in horses can have many causes, one of which can be allergies. We consider on this talk that whilst sweet itch is well know, is this a common allergy?

Polyuria and polydypsia in a dog: how did I treat it?

Date: Wednesday March 03, 18:00-18:45 (GMT) 19:00-19:45 (CET)

Speaker: Daniela Enache, DVM, M.Sc., MRCVS, Resident ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine)
Anicura Istituto Veterinario Novara

This webinar will focus on an interesting case presentation of a 9-years old female dog with hypercalcemia. There will be an extensive discussion about causes, diagnosis and treatment of canine hypercalcemia. Join this webinar to find out what the diagnosis was and how did we manage this case!

The tense Cocker-Spaniel

Date: Wednesday February 3rd, 18:00-18:45 (BST)

Speaker: Dr. Corinna Weber, Laboklin GmbH & Co. KG

Dogs with abnormal behaviour are often a challenge in practice and laboratory values can often only help to a limited extent. In the case presented during this web-seminar, laboratory results have ensured that dog and owner can live together again in a relaxed manner.

A sick tortoise

Date: Wednesday January 13th, 18:00-18:45 (BST)

Speaker: PD Dr. Rachel E. Marschang, Laboklin GmbH & Co. KG

A disease outbreak with stomatitis, rhinitis, and skin lesions started in May 2020 in a group of Russian tortoises (Testudo horsfieldii). 60% of the animals in the group became ill and 40% died. It turned out the origin of the problem was likely 2 years earlier…

Is it cystitis? Urinary tract infections and how to choose the optimal antibiotic

Date: Wednesday December 2nd, 18:00-18:45 (BST)

Speaker: Dr. Marianne Schneider, Laboklin GmbH & Co. KG

A seven-year-old female dog is brought into the surgery with stranguria, uncleanliness and haematuria. This case focuses on problems of the lower urinary tract, with an emphasis on the selection of the antibiotic treatment based on antibiogram test results.

The Role of Cytology in Urinalysis

Date: Wednesday November 18, 20:15 (Login available from 7.45pm) (BST)

Speaker: Francesco Cian DVM DipECVCP FRCPath MRCVS

Do you want to know more about urinalysis in dogs and cats?


Due to popular demand we have assigned all of our complementary spaces for this event. If you would like to enquire about attending the event by becoming a member of the Warwickshire Veterinary Clinical Club please visit – #WarwickshireVeterinaryClinicalClub – WVCC on Facebook. We are looking to plan another event in November which will be free of charge, please check out our website, LinkedIn or Facebook where details will be released soon.


To register please email all of the information below to debbie.cox@battlab.com:
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Please complete all fields to ensure your registrations is complete. When joining the event please use the name you have registered with so WVCC can permit you into the event.


An email with the link to the event will be sent to you on the 18th November. Please contact warwickshirevetcc@btinternet.com if you need access and have not received an email prior to the start time.

What is your diagnosis? - An intestinal mass tumour in a 11-year-old Yorkshire Terrier

Date: Wednesday November 4, 18:00-18:45 (BST)

Speaker: Dr. Ksenia Lisitskaya, DVM, PhD, Laboklin Russia

A 11-year-old female Yorkshire Terrier was presented with vomiting, diarrhoea and anorexia. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed the presence of an intestinal mass, a fine-needle biopsy was performed. Additionally, moderate anaemia and marked neutrophilia were noted. With this case, Ksenia Lisitskaya will discuss rare types of intestinal tumours in dogs and paraneoplastic events that could be noted concurrently.

A Springer Spaniel that lost his spring

Date: Wednesday 16th September 2020, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)

Speaker: Kasia Purzycka, DVM, MVetMed, MRCVS, DipACVIM American Specialist in Veterinary Oncology, Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, UK

In this web-seminar we will approach an interesting case of insulinoma.

The Travelling Parasite

Date: Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)

Speaker: Dr. Pete Wedderburn
4-veterinarian companion animal practice in County Wicklow, Ireland

A seven year old Beagle arrived into Ireland from Poland and within three days he became very dull and stopped eating. His heart was racing at 200 beats per minute and his gums were pale. The answer to this case was a classic example of detailed history taking and simple laboratory work.

An interesting case of polyuria and polydipsia in a dog

Date: Wednesday 19th August 2020, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)

Speaker: Lucia Sanchini, DVM MSc DipECVCP FRCPath MRCVS
EBVS Specialist in Veterinary Clinical Pathology

This case reminds the general practitioners to not rule out the less frequent causes for PU/PD.

Pruritus: Allergy or not allergy - that is the question

Date: Wednesday 5th August 2020, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)

Speaker: Dr. Regina Wagner
Laboklin GmbH & Co. KG

During the case, Dr Regina Wagner will guide us through the diagnostic workup of an allergy patient, including the differential diagnosis.

Pancreatitis or Tumour? The benefits of pancreatic biopsy

Date: Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)

Speaker: Argiñe Cerezo Echevarría, DVM DipACVP
Laboklin GmbH & Co. KG

A 13-year-old dog is presented with jaundice. A 12-year-old cat has been inappetent, lethargic and weak for 2 days, clinically there is a prominent abdomen. Both cases are based on rare but relevant pancreatic diseases, the diagnosis of which can only be made using histopathology. Argine Cerezo (DVM, ACVP) will present these complex cases to you in a clinical-pathological context.

Non-inflammatory alopecia: A clinical case in a dog

Date: Wednesday 8th July 2020, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)

Speaker: Dr. Carmen Lorente, DVM, PhD, DipECV
Laboklin GmbH & Co. KG

In this Webinar, we will discuss the problem-oriented approach (POA) of a clinical case of non-inflammatory alopecia. Which differential diagnoses must be considered and which tests are needed to arrive at the diagnosis. Come to our Webinar and discover the disease of our patient.

The X-files of a dog: how chronic hepatitis was diagnosed?

Date: Wednesday 24th June 2020, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)

Speaker: Daniela Enache, DVM, M.Sc., MRCVS, Resident ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine)
Anicura Istituto Veterinario Novara

The webinar will focus on the challenging case of a senior dog presenting with chronic vomiting and diarrhoea, diagnosed with numerous concomitant conditions. There will be an extended discussion regarding the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of all pathologies described during the webinar.

Where have the blood cells gone?

Date: Wednesday 10th June 2020, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)

Speaker: Antonio Meléndez Lazo, DVM MSc PhD DipECVCP MRCVS, Director LABOKLIN España

In this webinar we will approach an interesting case of pancytopenia in a FeLV/FIV negative cat.

Polycythemia in a dog: diagnostic work up and management

Date: Wednesday 27th May 2020, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)

Speaker: Dr. med. vet. Francesco Rossi, MRCVS, Resident ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine)

Too many erythrocytes may be as harmful as too few. This webinar will show an interesting and peculiar case
of polycythemia in a Miniature Schnauzer dog.

Pancytopenia in a dog – interactive case study

Date: Wednesday 13th May 2020, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)

Speaker: Dr. Maciej Guzera, DVM PhD DipECVCP MRCVS

This webinar gives a great opportunity to learn how to approach an usual haematology case in a systematic manner. Poll questions that will be asked during this virtual meeting allow the participants to get actively involved in the diagnostic work-up and interact with the speaker.

What is hidden in the middle? Mediastinal masses in dogs.

Date: Wednesday 29th April 2020, 18:00-18:45 (BST) 19:00-19:45 (CET)

Speaker: Francesco Cian, DVM, DipECVCP, FRCPath, MRCVS

In this webinar our speaker Francesco Cian will present an interesting cytology case. He will also speak more generally on an approach to cytology examination and about lesions in the mediastinal area.

Should you have any question, please feel free to contact us by webseminar_int@laboklin.com.

After your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link for the web-seminar.

Please make sure to visit our website regularly or sign up for our newsletter to be informed about future online content.

BattLab/LABOKLIN sponsored online seminar series

“A comprehensive approach to canine mast cell tumours” webinar series

Date: 7th – 21st October 2021


Sara Verganti, Dip ECVIM-CA (Onc) MSc (Clin Onc) MRCVS

Francesco Cian, DVM DipECVCP FRCPath MRCVS

Roberta Rasotto, DVM PhD DipECVP MRCVS

BattLab are pleased to offer our colleagues a unique and comprehensive webinar series on canine mast cell tumours. We are working alongside Virbac to present this series of 3 complimentary bitesize webinars with eminent specialists in their respective fields.

Open a PDF for more information and registration links.

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Reptiles in Clinical Practice - common presentations and laboratory testing

Date: Wednesday 21st April 2021

Speaker: Rachel Marschang PD Dr. Med VetFTA Mikrobiologie, ZB Reptillien

EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Herpetological Medicine and Surgery

BattLab are proud to sponsor the next event at the Warwickshire Veterinary Clinical Club (WVCC), a division of the British Veterinary Association. Next Wednesday, 21st April 8.15pm, Dr Rachel Marschang will be discussing “Reptiles in Clinical Practice – common presentations and laboratory testing”.
BattLab have a limited number of complementary spaces available on a first come first served basis, please contact debbie.cox@battlab.com to register your interest

‘The Problem Mare’ – from Reprotraining, sponsored by Laboklin – Feb 14th- Feb 25th 2021

Our parent company LABOKLIN are proud to be sponsoring the next online series of BEVA approved seminars from Repro Training ‘The Problem Mare’. There are seven live seminars that will take place each Thursday at 12pm (GMT) from January 14th to February 25th 2021.

Seven internationally recognised specialists in equine reproduction and clinical research will present a 45 minute live online seminar in advanced gynaecology with lots of image, videos and clinical cases. Participants can subsequently join a 15 minute live Q&A session with the internationally recognised specialist.

The seminars are recorded and available to course participants on demand until March 31st 2021.

There is a 25% discount for association members (BEVA, SIVE, AAEP, AVA…) and 60% discount for students, interns and residents. More details can be found at The problem mare – live seminars and on demand – Reprotraining

Below are the details of the dates and speakers for each of the events:

Topics and speakers:

1. January 14th 2021 12pm (GMT)
Managing mares in transition
Karen Wolfsdorf, Hagyard, Kentucky, USA

2. January 21st 2021 12pm (GMT)
Management of AI with chilled and frozen semen in problem mares
Tom Stout, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

3. January 28th 2021 12pm (GMT)
Ovarian abnormalities in the mare
Jutta Sielhorst, ReproTraining, Germany

4. February 4th 2021 12pm (GMT)
Hysteroscopy in the barren mare
Marta De Rujter, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

5. February 11th 2021 12pm (GMT)
Clinical aspects of endometritis
James Crabtree, Equine Reproductive Services, UK

6. February 18th 2021 12pm (GMT)
Recent research in endometritis
Natali Krekeler, University of Melbourne, Australia

7. February 25th 2021 12pm (GMT)
Comparison of success rates in embryotransfer and OPU-ICSI
Anthony Claes, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Pregnant mare and foal – BEVA approved – Oct 15th- Dec 3rd 2020

BattLab, part of LABOKLIN, are proud to sponsor the BEVA approved online seminar series ‘Pregnant mare and foal’ running from Thursday October 15th until Thursday 3rd December. Seven internationally recognised specialists in equine reproduction and clinical research will present 45 min live online seminars starting at 1pm, subjects include advanced gynaecology and neonatology with lots of images, videos and clinical cases. Participants can subsequently join a 15 minute live Q&A session with internationally recognised specialists in equine reproduction. The first talk comes from Mandi de Mestre, Royal Veterinary College who will discuss Early pregnancy loss in mares.

World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology - 20-24th October 2020

Our colleagues from LABOKLIN will be attending the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology which will be held online from the 20-24th October. Our team will have a virtual stand and be presenting the following poster titles:

• Prevalence of immunoglobulin E (IgE) against cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants (CCD) and impact of CCD blocking in serum from cats

• Prevalence of horses suspect of atopic dermatitis could be higher than that of insect bite hypersensitivity

• Prevalence of high levels of specific IgE against mites in dogs and cats from non-Mediterranean Europe

• Prevalence of high levels of specific IgE against pollens in dogs and cats from non-Mediterranean Europe

We hope to see you there, more information can be found at https://wcvd-9.com/?v=04c19fa1e772

Following the event we will have an update featuring on our dermatology corner page – https://battlab.com/dermatology-corner/

Seminars 2019:

Urinalysis: a step by step approach!

Date: Tuesday 10th September 2019

Speaker: Francesco Cian, DVM, DipECVCP, FRCPath, MRCVS

A low T4 doesn’t necessarily mean your dog is hypothyroid! Canine Cushing’s: Should you just test until the result is positive?

Date: Tuesday 26th March 2019

Speaker: Markus Rick, DVM, PhD, Michigan State University, USA


19:15-19:45– Light refreshment
19:45-21:30 – Seminar

Additional Information

These seminars are open to all veterinarians and are free of charge.

First come, first served. We ask for your understanding that the number of participants is limited, there is a maximum of three Vets per practice at each event. Registration before the seminar is compulsory – to register click here.


The Venture Centre
University of Warwick Science Park
Sir William Lyons Road,
Coventry CV4 7EZ

There is free parking available


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