|Director:||Univ.-Prof. Dr. Reinhard Fries|
|Phone:||+49 30 838 52790|
Conventional microbiological as well as molecular biological methods are carried out (data on the prevalence of zoonotic agents are collected, isolates go into the molecularbiological analysis for further epidemiological insight). In addition, data on circumstances on the farms of origin, on lesions from meat inspection are collected, helping to understand interrelations.
From stages in the meat food chain, data are collected being meaningful for potential risks to human and animal health, aspects of animal welfare, aspects of meat quality, and of worker's safety.
Animal stocking techniques have improved, so preventive measures must change too. Such developments are an important field of scientific considerations, they are one major issue of the scientific work at the Institute. Studies are carried out mainly in the field of poultry and pork.