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!

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Animal and Food Sciences | College of Agriculture & Natural Resources | University of Delaware
Animal and Food Sciences | College of Agriculture & Natural Resources | University of Delaware
Animal and Food Sciences | College of Agriculture & Natural Resources | University of Delaware

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UD pre-veterinary medicine students practice real-life scenarios with Healthcare Theatre: youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=com.synechron.udel.models.functions.SubstrAfter

Faculty Spotlight

Amy Biddle
Associate Professor of Animal Science
 

Dr. Biddle investigates the equine microbiome and its role in health and disease. She leads UD's undergraduate minor in equine science.

Latest news

  • A man in a blue T-shirt reheats rice in the microwave.

    Food poisoning can occur if you're not cautious

    February 05, 2024 | Written by Rebecca Sohn of Mashable
    The internet is freaking out about reheated rice. Should you be worried? Mashable asked university faculty from around the country, including UD's Kali Kniel.
  • Could space salad jeopardize a mission to Mars?

    January 25, 2024 | Written by Robert Lea of Space.com
    UD research on space-grown plants and foodborne infections featured on Space.com
  • Problems with rocket salad

    January 18, 2024 | Written by Katie Peikes
    UD researchers grew lettuce under conditions that imitated the weightless environment aboard the International Space Station. Plants grown under manufactured microgravity were more prone to infections from a human pathogen, Salmonella.

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