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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)

  • 100 hours within at least 3 weeks, consecutive; cattle and pigs must be slaughtered at the operation;
  • if only one of these two animal species is slaughtered, the participant must shift to an additional operation that slaughters the other animal species, and must do so for a minimum of 30 hours

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 2 institutions

  • 1 slaughterhouse with cattle and pig slaughtering activities, or

  • 1 slaughterhouse with cattle slaughtering activities and 1 slaughterhouse with pig slaughtering activities


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 2 certificates pursuant to Annex 7 TAppV

Learning Objectives

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


Evaluation can be carried out paper based or online. Please submit completed evaluation-forms (paper based) to the Dean’s Office. 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”.