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Practical training in ante-mortem and post-mortem meat inspection

Practical training in ante-mortem and post-mortem meat inspection
(in short: slaughterhouse internship (Schlachthofpraktikum) pursuant to sections 55 (2) and 56 (2) TAppV)

Duration 100 hours within a total duration of at least 3 weeks at one or two slaughterhouses slaughtering cattle and/or pigs, recommendation but no obligation to include cattle and pigs, division into two separate time periods/slaughterhouses possible, alternatively up to 30 hours at a poultry slaughterhouse can be recognised.

1 slaughterhouse with cattle and/or pig slaughtering or 1 slaughterhouse with cattle slaughtering and 1 slaughterhouse with pig slaughtering, alternatively additionally 1 slaughterhouse with poultry slaughtering.

Period of clinical rotations during the 9th and 10th semesters (October 1 through September 30 of the next year)


Period after completing the meat hygiene course at the Institute of Meat Hygiene and Technology during clinical rotation


1 to 3 institutions


Sections 55 (2) and (3) and 56 TAppV

This internship can only be completed at operations that hold EU approval and where full-time official veterinarians are responsible for control activities.


EU country, other country that is a signatory to the Treaty on the European Economic Area, Switzerland

Slaughterhouse in other countries with EU approval for imports to the EU


1 to 3 certificates pursuant to Annex 7 TAppV

Learning Objectives

For the learning objectives, please see the learning objective catalogue.


Please hand in the completed questionnaires together with your internship certificate in person at the Veterinary Medicine Library (Building 6, Oertzenweg 19 b, 14163 Berlin). Evaluation Forms can be found in the broschure "Extramurale Praktika im Studiengang Veterinärmedizin".

Further Information

For further information please see the broschure "Extramurale Praktika im Studiengang Veterinärmedizin" and the process description „Evaluation of extramural practicals”.