The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences was formed in 1997 through the merger of the Animal Science, Dairy Science and Poultry Science Departments. Animal science is the study of domesticated animals used for food, biomedical research and leisure. Our department fulfills a tripartite mission of research, teaching, and extension. Departmental research programs are focused in four areas:
Dr. Debabrata Biswas received $40,000 from MAES/UME for his proposal: "Ecological prevalence of major foodborne bacterial pathogens in Mixed Crop-Livestock in Maryland and control with feed supplement."
Students from the UMD's Block and Bridle Club placed 2nd of 46 collegiate teams at NESA, a regional livestock competition.
Committed to offering exemplary teaching programs.
Conducting internationally renowned research.
Coordinating outstanding extension/outreach efforts.
Engaging individuals, groups, and communities to improve quality of life in Maryland and beyond.