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Previously, my job was only about one species of animal. I worked on a dairy farm for a year after graduating in zootechnics at the University of Life Sciences in Poznań. Working as an inspector was my second job. It was supposed to be temporary, but I liked it and did not look for another one. 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That makes my job as an inspector so much fun. I’ve been working here for eleven years since I graduated in Zootechnics at Poznań University of Life Sciences. I have a couple of responsibilities, such as cross compliance inspection and animal identification, registration and traceability inspection. I also work on disease control, e.g. African swine fever and Avian influenza. We also carry out inspections of biological materials. 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I graduated from the University of Life Sciences in Poznan with a major in zootechnics. After graduating, I wanted to find a job to gain experience and to find something with which I felt most comfortable. So I was also looking for an employer with good working conditions. Then I found a job offer for the position of inspector as a substitute. I applied because I wanted to explore whether working as a civil servant would suit me. 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I’m involved in the official confiscations of meat with sanitary problems, like pathological damage or signs of disease. In addition, I manage a team of eleven agents. We inspect the halls and, of \ncourse, animal welfare in slaughterhouses, in which I’m responsible for \norganising the schedules, reading and correcting reports written by the agents, and signing official documents concerning decisions of the inspection team.", "leadimage": { "source": "https://api.groenkennisnet.nl/upload_mm/0/a/f/635986_fullimage_inspector%20at%20work.jpg", "width": 1280, "height": 720, "focuspoint-x": 668, "focuspoint-y": 358, "alternative_text": "Inspector@Work", "photographer": "", "photographer_hyperlink": "", "photo_license": "", "photo_license_hyperlink": "", "source_info": "EURCAW-Pigs", "source_info_hyperlink": "", "keywords": [] }, "publication_date": "2022-07-20T17:18+02:00", "lastmodified_date": "2023-07-21T12:56+02:00", "expiration_date": "", "keywords": [ "Inspector@work", "gkn_eurcaw", "English" ], "item_metadata": { "contentsubtype": "Inspector@work", "theme": ["gkn_eurcaw"], "keywords": [], "author": { "title": "EURCAW-Pigs", "url": "/en/groenkennisnet/person/editors-eurcaw-pigs.htm" }, "contactperson": { "title": "EURCAW-Pigs", "url": "/en/groenkennisnet/person/editors-eurcaw-pigs.htm" }, "link_extra_image": "", "subject_abstract": "Slaughter, animal welfare", "target_audience_abstract": "Welfare inspectors", "region_abstract": "", "Jumplinktext": "More information" } }, { "identifier": "mediaitem_640755", "title": "‘Decent slaughtering is essential for public health’", "contenttype": "wmammodularcontent_gkn_other", "contenttype_title": "contenttype_wmammodularcontent_gkn_other", "link": { "type": "internal", "url": "/en/eurcaw-pigs/item/decent-slaughtering-is-essential-for-public-health-1.htm" }, "lead": "'As a student of Veterinary Medicine, I initially thought my future job would concern pets, principally cats and dogs, like many fellows were apt to choose. 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The legislation of the European Union is developing quickly, and on top of that, the Danish government has its own regulations. 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