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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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

  • University of Delaware alumnus and Delaware Humane Association executive director Patrick Carroll holds Major, who was adopted by President Biden in 2018.

    Animal connections

    April 30, 2021 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    The Delaware Humane Association's One Health Clinic offers free veterinary clinic services to clients of the Henrietta Johnson Medical Center in the Southbridge neighborhood in Wilmington.
  • Creamery celebration

    April 23, 2021 | Written by Lia Hyman
    The UDairy Creamery is 10 years old. The end of April marks a decade of the Newark storefront, which serves premium ice cream produced by University of Delaware students.
  • Celebrate a Virtual Ag Day 2021

    April 16, 2021 | Written by Christy Mannering
    The 2021 Ag Day theme is "One World, One Health" and will highlight college-wide research pertaining to this concept. One Health is a research perspective that considers the health of animals, humans and the environment as a single, integrated whole.

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