WELCOME TO ANIMAL AND FOOD SCIENCES

Our programs cover a wide range of scientific disciplines that support the safe and economical production of domestic livestock animals and quality foods, as well as the care, health, and use of companion animals. In the field of animal science, disciplines include virology, physiology, nutrition, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, engineering, biochemistry, genomics and animal management. In food science, we cover the disciplines of food safety (microbiology), chemistry and engineering, as well as the culinary aspects of food.

Our research addresses contemporary and future scientific challenges using cutting-edge technologies. Our goal is to assist and support stakeholders in the poultry, livestock and food industries.

Where high quality programs intersect with a dynamic living/learning laboratory — a 350-acre working farm!

Where high quality programs intersect with a dynamic living/learning laboratory — a 350-acre working farm!

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Featured video

 

UD alumna Michele Maughan conducts research with military working dogs: youtube.com/watch?v=ET8psP4EXr4

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Faculty Spotlight

Yihang Li Assistant Professor of Animal Nutrition and GI Physiology

Dr. Li evaluates gastrointestinal (GI) health by nutrient transport capacity and barrier integrity, which plays a critical role in modern animal industry that is centered in optimizing feed efficiency and enhancing disease prevention.

Latest news

  • Taking the reins

    September 15, 2022 | Written by Kate Zincone
    University of Delaware Club Equestrian members like Emma Rigaud, Seline Stoop and Paige Pierson built team unity and enjoyed success at nationals.
  • Corn silage is essential

    August 22, 2022 | Written by Haley Zynda of The Daily Record
    Dr. Limin Kung has described silage-making as a battle between good and bad microbes.
  • The science of food

    August 09, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    UD food science major Sydney Tankard spends summer in Chicago as a research and development intern with Kraft Heinz

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