Tick-Borne Disease RFP

The AKC Canine Health Foundation continues its commitment to address tick-borne diseases by funding critical research to diagnose, prevent, and treat tick-borne diseases in dogs. Diseases of interest include ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, hepatozoonosis, babesiosis, bartonellosis, hemotropic mycoplasmosis, and Lyme disease. The Foundation supports a One Health and multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the health needs of all dogs and their people.

CHF is seeking innovative approaches to tick-borne diseases, including the study of co-infections.

Proposals may address any of the following areas:

  1. Generation of improved diagnostics (more sensitive, specific and broadly-applicable) for important tick-borne diseases of dogs
  2. Novel approaches to safe and effective preventives
  3. New treatments, including non-antimicrobial or immunotherapeutic approaches to infection/co-infections, and issues of resistance
  4. Documentation of treatment protocols and measured response for specific tick-borne diseases
  5. Pathophysiology and the role of persistent infection in chronic disease causation
  6. Surveillance and epidemiological studies, including those addressing public health, especially for newly-emerging tick-borne diseases, and for at-risk populations of dogs

Return to main RFP page >>

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.

Learn How to Help

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.

Learn How to Help

Make an Investment Today:

  • $50
  • $100
  • $250
  • $1000
  • Give Now
Connect With Us:
Get Canine Health News:
Please leave this field empty

© 2016 AKC Canine Health Foundation | Privacy Policy | Site Map

Site by Blackbaud, Inc.

Powered by Blackbaud
nonprofit software