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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Certificate program 

Equine Therapeutics

Equine therapy is a treatment that includes equine activities and/or an equine environment in order to promote physical, occupational, and emotional growth in persons suffering from many different health problems. The University of Delaware is proud to offer a Certificate Program in Equine Therapeutics. 

Learn about the Certificate in Equine Therapeutics

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University of Delaware students learn hands-on animal handling: youtube.com/watch?v=ixX_3z6S7fg

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Faculty Spotlight

Limin Kung S. Hallock du Pont Professor of Animal Science

Dr. Kung studies the metabolic marvels that are ruminants. Ruminants have three forestomachs where bacteria and protozoa ferment feed. The interactions of microbes in their guts produce volatile fatty acids and microbial protein that are utilized as sources of energy and protein, respectively by the animal. 

Latest news

  • Goat meat with rosemary, garlic and vegetables ready for roasting!

    An Alternative Meat for the Holidays

    November 18, 2021 | Written by Dan Severson, Extension Agent - Agriculture & Animals
    Try something different this holiday season and introduce your family to this delicious and healthy alternative to your traditional menu!
  • Sustainability champions

    October 08, 2021 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    The UD Sustainability Council honoured Angelia Seyfferth, Thomas Benson and Larry Armstrong with 2021 Green Hen Awards for their efforts towards sustainability on campus.
  • Helping our dogs

    July 22, 2021 | Written by Diane Stopyra
    As workers move back into the office, dogs are left alone and anxious, but there are ways to ease the transition.

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