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OCQ(V) - UX (Ungulate Exports)

The OCQ(V) - UX (Ungulate Exports) qualification is for vets applying for training as an OV authorised to sign Export Health Certificates related to the export of ungulates. The course covers the export of domesticated (farm) and non-domesticated (zoo and laboratory) ungulates, including Equidae. OVs provide advice to their clients in compliance with the requirements of current legislation, professional guidelines and APHA/EU/third country procedures. 
 
Topics covered include:
  1. Procedures and requirements for the export of ungulates with particular reference to variation of procedural and documentary requirements related to country of destination, transit counties and species.
  2. Legal, professional and APHA requirements and procedures relevant to the OV undertaking export certification for ungulates, including detailed consideration of species-specific requirements.
  3. The legal and professional responsibilities of OVs relating to safeguarding the welfare of ungulates presented for export.
  4. The development of skills required for the resolution of queries/problems relevant to the export of ungulates.
  5. Familiarisation with the Defra, APHA, RCVS and other websites providing information to refresh knowledge.

Please note: before applying for OCQ(V) - UX training, you are required to have completed OCQ(V) - ES and OCQ(V) - EX, as these are both prerequisites for this qualification.


You are required to undergo revalidation for OCQ(V) - UX every 4 years.

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