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TB Testing Camelids CPD

Introduction

Although OVs who hold the OCQ(V) - TT (Tuberculin Testing) qualification can TB test camelids once they have received permission from APHA, this additional APHA-approved training course has been designed specifically to give OVs all the detailed information they require to complete both private and statutory TB testing of camelids. It may be used towards your CPD record but there is no formal examination and it is not an OCQ(V) qualification in itself.

This course gives three hours of CPD.

Aims

The aims of this course are to:

  • provide the background knowledge of the legal requirements and current policy related to TB testing camelids.
  • give theoretical and practical guidance on how the TB test must be performed in camelids.
  • describe the procedures which must be undertaken and the standards applied by the OV when undertaking TB testing in camelids.

Who should be completing this course?

There are no restrictions on who can enrol and complete this CPD course. However, you must hold the OCQ(V) - ES (Essential Skills) and the OCQ(V) - TT (Tuberculin Testing) to be approved to conduct TB tests in camelids or other non-bovine species. In addition you must always request approval from APHA before undertaking a camelid TB test. Whilst taking this training does not guarantee your approval from APHA, it is very likely that this course will be sufficient to demonstrate suitable experience to test camelids and this training is APHA endorsed.

Cost

The cost of the course is £99 plus VAT. Log in to enrol.

 


 

Notifiable Disease Outbreak Training (NDOT)

 

Introduction

These training courses have been prepared for APHA staff and veterinary surgeons temporarily appointed to assist APHA in the case of a notifiable disease outbreak situation. Those who access them will have been requested to do so by APHA and are either being deployed to work on an outbreak or are on standby to do so. APHA staff and vets who are asked to complete an NDOT course will be given a code by APHA to allow them to enrol.

Aims

The aims of these courses are to provide:

  • an outline of the roles and responsibilities of veterinary surgeons employed by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) and also those deployed to assist APHA in managing a notifiable disease emergency
  • clarification of the legal and professional responsibilities of all veterinary surgeons in relation to professional conduct, certification, animal welfare and notifiable diseases
  • background training related to statutory disease control procedures for exotic notifiable diseases
  • pre-deployment training in:
    • tasks that vets may be required to complete in the specific disease outbreak situation
    • what is required for correct completion of tasks
    • what is required for correct completion of paperwork
    • the need to clinically inspect and/or examine all susceptible stock – including carrying out post mortems where required – to form a veterinary opinion and to follow this up as appropriate

The objectives of this training are that by the end of an NDOT course candidates will be able to:

  • have a better understanding of the disease that has resulted in the emergency response and how it can be investigated
  • describe their roles and responsibilities in the overall disease control strategy
  • explain the escalation routes for issues and queries
  • explain the procedures they are expected to carry out and how
  • comply with APHA requirements for veterinary surgeons undertaking work on their behalf in relation to biosecurity, health and safety, and protection of animal welfare
  • identify available sources of information/guidance relating to exotic notifiable disease and animal welfare

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