Training concept for standardised assessment of the ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection of pigs, cattle and broilers
Project code: MRI-FL-08-1070 Schulungsprogramm
Contract period: 01.10.2016 - 01.09.2019
Purpose of research: Inventory & Assessment
The evaluation of animals for slaughter, carcasses and offal is a central task of the official ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection. The data collected are of particular relevance to the food business operator, the competent authority, and the official meat inspection statistics. Consequently, a valid data collection by the competent authority requires quality control and quality assurance. The aim of this project is the development of an innovative training concept for the standardised assessment of the dominant animal species for slaughter, namely pigs, cattle and broilers. The primary target groups are official veterinarians and official auxiliaries, followed by students of veterinary medicine. The focus is on creating training material (videos and images), which are provided to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, other federal institutions, the federal states (state ministries, academies, etc.) and the universities/faculties of veterinary medicine for implementation into their own didactic structures. The training material is to enable the observer to recognise clinical findings, and to grade them as far as possible. Through the nationwide usage, a harmonised evaluation of findings is to be accelerated in Germany.