Lung and Respiratory Disease Research Program Area
The Lung and Respiratory Research Program Area supports research that will enhance our understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of respiratory disease and of those conditions that compromise respiratory function in dogs. This program area will support research into the molecular mechanisms that contribute to acute and chronic respiratory morbidity, the pathophysiology of disease, the genetic/epigenetic basis of disease and identification of potential therapeutic drugs that will treat or diminish the symptoms associated with disease. Collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams of investigators who can approach discovery research from a multi-‘omics’ perspective are considered more competitive than single discovery research approaches.
Key canine health problems addressed by this research program area include, but are not limited to:
- Brachycephalic Syndrome
- Tracheal Collapse
- Lung Lobe Torsion
- Lymphoplasmacytic Rhinitis
- Laryngeal Paralysis (see also Neurology Research Program Area)
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.