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Dr. Amy O. Burk - Department of Animal and Avian Sciences - The University of Maryland


Dr. Amy O. Burk - Equine Science and Management
Associate Professor
Extension Equine Specialist
  • B.S. - James Madison University, 1995
  • M.S. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1998
  • Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2001
Contact Information
Office Phone: 301-405-8337
Website: http://www.equinestudies....
Mailing Address:
Dept. of Animal and Avian Sciences
University of Maryland, College Park
Bldg 142
College Park, Maryland 20742

Attention Prospective Students
Dr. Burk is currently accepting graduate student applications!

Research - Equine Science and Management

Dr. Burk serves as an Extension Horse Specialist for the State of Maryland. Her main area of expertise is in equine nutrition with a particular emphasis on forages. She develops regional and statewide extension education programs and publications that aim to teach horse owners how to feed horses and manage their pastures for the betterment of both their horses and the environment. One of the most exciting projects she's developed recently is the Equine Rotational Grazing Demonstration Farm in Clarksville, MD, which houses 4 horses rotationally grazed through 5.5 acres. She also has a love of the equestrian sport, eventing, and has teamed up with faculty at Rutgers University to conduct research on the elite three-day event horse.

Dr. Burk stays highly involved in the horse industry as the Vice President of the Maryland Horse Council, member of the Maryland Department of Agriculture's Horse Outreach Workgroup, member of the Maryland Horse Industry Board's Equine Health Advisory Committee, and Board Member of the National Association of Equine Affiliated Academics.

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