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 compilation image of Ag students swimming, in chemistry lab and diving.

    Agriculture student-athletes

    June 18, 2024 | Written by Nya Wynn
    From the laboratory to the farm and from the track field to the swimming pool, CANR student-athletes are starring in their courses and in the athletic arena.
  • Swinging into scientific success

    June 13, 2024 | Written by Nya Wynn | Photos Courtesy of Oihana Etxezarreta Hernandez
    International student-athlete Oihana Etxezarreta Hernandez excels in Women’s Golf and as an animal biosciences major.
  • Reader's Digest claims this is the best ice cream in Delaware. Have you tried it?

    June 10, 2024 | Written by Krys'tal Griffin, Delaware News Journal
    UDairy Creamery was named the best ice cream in Delaware by Reader's Digest, which came out with a list of the best ice cream in each state.

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