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This practical lab focuses on the classic-manual microscopic evaluation of avian and reptilian blood films. It is based on a collection of more than 200 samples from about 100 pre-evaluated cases. Participants are invited to bring their own samples and to discuss them with the instructor.
Suitable for beginners as well as advanced practitioners.

Advanced booking required at time of registration. Tickets are £350.

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This practical lab focuses on the classic-manual microscopic evaluation of avian and reptilian blood films. It is based on a collection of more than 200 samples from about 100 pre-evaluated cases. Every slide is accompanied by a double-sided laminated sheet. The front page contains a series of photographs of the cytomorphologic characteristics of the slide. The back page contains the complete evaluation including haematologic diagnosis, comments, and critical report. The collection encompasses a large variety of species including Psittaciformes, Falconiformes, Strigiformes, Sphenisciformes, Gruiformes, Galliformes, Squamata, and Testudines. Beginners train to recognize the physiologic and pathologic characteristics of blood cells and should be able to perform a differential count afterwards. Advanced practitioners are invited to self-assess their knowledge in a quiz-like manner. Participants are invited to bring their own samples and to discuss them with the instructor. Specific topic working places can be set up for colleagues who express their special field of interest to the instructor in advance such as for example only haematozoa, only birds of prey, or similar.

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  • Dr Helene Pendl
    Dr Helene Pendl
    Dr. med. vet.
    Helene Pendl graduated from the veterinary faculty of the Ludwig-Maximilian-University (LMU) in Munich and completed her doctoral thesis on psittacine hematology at the Institute of Avian Diseases of the LMU. After postgraduate trainings in avian medicine in the U.S. and six years as a practitioner in small animal, avian, exotic pet, and laboratory animal medicine, she started her own business on diagnostic microscopy in 2002. Her registered company Pendl Lab exclusively focuses on avian and reptile hematology, cytology, pathology, and histopathology. Besides routine diagnostic workups and scientific collaborations, Pendl Lab provides international training and consulting programs tailored to the specific needs of veterinarians, biologists, and veterinary technicians working in different professional fields. Helene Pendl has published in standard textbooks and journals and has been a regular lecturer and instructor at international conferences and postgraduate programs for more than 25 years.
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London, UK