Animal Health & Nutrition Consortium
To promote innovation and advances in production and companion animal health and welfare, with a special focus on gut health, nutrition, using precision technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) big data analytics.
Strong Partnerships — Strong Futures
The Animal Health & Nutrition Consortium (AHNC) is a public/private partnership covering the combined areas of food animal technologies (digital technologies as in sensors, monitors, AI decision support systems), health (control of infectious diseases, vaccination, diagnostics) and nutrition (feed-induced animal health, microbiome modulators).
We are a foundational constituent of the NC State Animal Academy and the CALS Food Animal Initiative. We invite you to join us as an industry member of NC State’s Animal Health & Nutrition Consortium.
The Animal Health and Nutrition Consortium (AHNC) changed its name in 2020. It was previously the Animal Food and Nutrition Consortium (AFNC). The change reflects our broadened scope, to include animal health and precision technologies.
Dr. Zohreh Mehdipour join AHNC as Research Project Coordinator
Dr. Mehdipour will manage research projects within AHNC. She can answer questions about submitting grant proposals and upcoming events
Sophie Chance, a December 2021 NC State graduate. She is the 1st Place winner of Food Animal Innovation Summit Poster Contest. Here is her story with NC state and experiences with poultry science.
Pivot was the 2020 buzzword. That same flexibility drives professionals’ decisions today as they navigate the current terrain. That’s why Food Animal Innovation Summit organizers got creative when designing this year’s event.
Get to know Sean Chen. The newest addition to the PDPS and CALS faculty, he's a vet with deep research expertise, a range of hobbies and a desire to collaborate while taking on the Research Project Coordinator with the AHNC.
THE PARTNER OF CHOICE
Poultry and Swine Strength
NC State is the only US university with strengths in poultry, swine and companion animals.
Public/private partnerships will give us access to grant opportunities otherwise out of reach.
Research Triangle Location
The Research Triangle boasts three R-1 universities and many corporations and start-ups.
Exchange of Ideas
We remove barriers to multi-institutional alliances.
A pipeline of future talent eager to participate in research and other opportunities.
Access to emerging technology as it is developed from the university.