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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Minor in equine science: youtube.com/watch?v=KB8VA_SufyM

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Faculty Spotlight

Limin Kung Animal Science

Dr. Kung calls ruminants (like cows, sheep and deer) "metabolic marvels" because of incredible interactions with microbes in their guts.

Latest News

  • Sit. Stay. Detect COVID-19.

    COVID Canines

    December 02, 2020 | Written by Lauren Bradford
    Working dogs are trained to perform a wide array of tasks and skills. Now, with the help of TADD — the Training Aid Delivery Device — they’re sniffing out coronavirus.
  • Therapeutic riding

    December 02, 2020 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    At Carousel Park and Equestrian Center, undergraduates gain hands-on experience to work with individuals with special needs and others with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges.
  • Plants feel stress, too

    November 17, 2020 | Written by Lauren Bradford
    Aditya Dutta, assistant professor in UD’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences, and other researchers recently identified a single gene that modulates responses against plant stress.

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