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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Ryan Arsenault Assistant Professor Animal Science

Dr. Arsenault conducts research on animal biology from a kinome perspective, gut health, and immunometabolism and disease pathogenesis. 

Latest news

  • Rising stars, inspiring seniors

    May 19, 2023 | Written by Megan Maccherone
    UD Alumni Association honors two seniors for academic achievement, leadership, community service including Aniya Brown, an Honors pre-veterinary medicine major.
  • Alumni, faculty and staff honored during 2023 Celebrating Excellence event

    May 11, 2023 | Written by Dante LaPenta and Lauren Bradford
    University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) crossed the street to Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus this May to celebrate alumni, faculty and staff. Interim Dean Calvin Keeler oversaw the recognition of 2023 award winners at the appropriately dubbed Celebrating Excellence event.
  • Beyond the hybrid: Dietary factors in NDF digestibility

    May 08, 2023 | Written by Ken Griswold of Ag Proud
    The occurrence of wild spoilage yeasts in dairy rations received attention as researchers examined the causes of milkfat depression. The research group is led by Dr. Limin Kung Jr., cooperative extension at UD. They were able to show that even a moderate level can significantly reduce NDF digestion in the first 12 hours of exposure.


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