- Development of farm management practices that improve the health and welfare of horses while safeguarding the environment.
- Understanding and reducing the incidence of obesity in horses.
- Effects of grazing muzzles on horse welfare.
- Forage utilization in horses.
Dr. Amy Burk is a Professor and the Coordinator for the Equine Studies Program in the Animal and Avian Sciences Department at the University of Maryland. She teaches horse management, equine science, and equine reproduction and advises the Maryland Equestrian Club and Eventing Team. She’s given over 100 invited talks on equine nutrition, pasture management, and equine health at the local, regional, and national level. Her novel 5.5 acre Equine Rotational Grazing Demonstration site has been used to educate over 900 members of the horse industry. Dr. Burk has received National awards for her work in educating the horse owning public including Educator of the Year from the Equine Science Society. Dr. Burk sits on the Boards of the National Association of Equine Affiliated Academics, Equine Science Society, and Maryland Horse Industry. She completed her graduate work in equine nutrition as a Pratt Fellow at Virginia Tech having earned an MS in 1998 and a PhD in 2001. Please read more about Dr. Burk here.