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Dr. Amy O Burk

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Animal & Avian Sciences Room 1117 Animal Science Building 8127 Regents Drive College Park, Maryland 20742-2311

Expertise

  • Equine Science
  • Pasture Management
  • Rotational Grazing
  • Equine Nutrition

RESEARCH FOCUS

  • Characterizing the use of pasture and manure best management practices by horse farm operators and to gauge their farms’ potential environmental impact through a mailed survey and field
  • Issues related to feeding novel forages, feeding direct-fed microbial to enhance digestibility, and the effects of obesity on horse health

Dr. Amy Burk is an Associate Professor and Coordinator for the Equine Studies Program in the Animal and Avian Sciences Department at the University of Maryland.  She teaches courses in equine science and management, oversees the equine breeding program, and advises equine studies undergraduates as well as students in 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 600 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.