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Published on May 1, 2022
  • Processing times for rabies samples
    Due to the crisis-related increase in samples for the determination of antibodies against rabies virus, there are currently delays in the processing of submissions. We finish all samples as soon as possible. Please refrain from telephone / email inquiries on this topic, as this ties up additional capacities. Many Thanks.

  • War in Ukraine: rabies titer regulations for animals from refugees
    According to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, pet owners with their pets can initially enter the country from Ukraine without having to apply for a permit in accordance with Regulation (EU) 576/2013 in advance.
    However, the test for antibodies against the rabies virus must be made up for after entry. Until further notice, we are giving a 50% discount on the cost of the examination under the following conditions:
    A copy of the pet owner's details page and the entry stamp page of the passport must be attached to the order form

  • Prices
Dear customers,  
you have certainly already been confronted with supply bottlenecks and price increases in some areas of life. Unfortunately, this development does not pass us by without a trace. So far, we have been able to maintain our services in the usual form despite scarce materials. However, the increased prices of consumables force us to adjust our prices, which have been stable for years, from 01.01.2022 (see price list)

We ask for your understanding and hope for a continued good cooperation.  
Your Viro Vet Diagnostics Team 

  • EU Tax Regulations
Since 01.07.21 the import regulations of the EU have changed. The exemption limit of EUR 22,- for VAT has been abolished. Every import of sample specimen is now subject to VAT. The amount due depends on the German tax rate of 19%. The transportation costs are also considered to the customs amount and taxed. Therefore we recommend the incoterm "Delivery at Place" (DAP).
Please note that we cannot bear any additional costs and therefore must refuse to accept shipments.
To ensure the handling of your samples, please note the following points:
1. the content must be correctly labelled/declared: "Blood samples (serum) of dogs/cats/ferrets for rabies antibody determination (duty-exempt) for import into the EU"
2. select DTP service from your carrier (Duty, Taxes paid by shipper).
3. For more information: LINK 

  • Sending of certificates
    • As a result of the SARS-2 CoVD pandemic, postal traffic with many countries is restricted or suspended. Certificates are therefore mostly sent by email. Please inform yourself about ways to get a certificate sent to you. 

  • Detection of SARS-CoV2 in pets
    • We have set up a test for SARS_CoV2 RNA in samples from pets. We can test swabs (nasal- or pharyngeal swabs), blood samples (EDTA blood), faeces and organ samples.

  • SARS-CoV2 / COVID-19
    • Due to the SARS-CoV2 pandemic, operations at Justus-Liebig-University are severely restricted. Viro Vet Diagnostics is currently not affected. We ensure patient care in the field of veterinary medicine. However, there may be problems or delays in sample transmission and sending reports. We will inform you as soon as there are new developments.This is a test excerpt.