Gastrointestinal Disease Grants

The AKC Canine Health Foundation supports basic science discovery and clinical research into the treatment of gastrointestinal disease through the Gastrointestinal Disease Research Program Area. This program supports research into the pathophysiology of disease, molecular and genetic basis of disease and identification of potential therapeutic drugs that reduce the pathology associated with disease.

Active Grants:

 02523-MOU Identifying the Genetic Basis of Protein Losing Enteropathy in Yorkshire Terriers
 02338 The Genetics of Bloat in German Shepherd Dogs: The Roles of Immune System Genes and the Gut Microbiome
 01937-B Evaluating the Complex Genetic Basis of Bloat
 01935-B Abnormalities in the Stomach's Ability to Contract Predisposes Large-Breed Dogs to Bloat

Previously Awarded Grants:

 02233-A Evaluation of a Novel Technique for Gastric Decompression in Dogs with Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus
 01609 Use of Probiotic to Reduce the Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
 01930-A Development of Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery as a Definitive Diagnostic Tool for Gastrointestinal Obstruction
 01855-A Improving Diagnosis and Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
 1445 Granulomatous Colitis In Boxer Dogs: Genetic Analysis of Disease and Functional Analysis of Bacterial Killing
 1485 Study of PLE/PLN (Protein-losing Enteropathy/Nephropathy) in Soft-coated Wheaten Terriers
 454 Analysis of a Candidate Gene for Pancreatic Acinar Atrophy in the German Shepherd Dog

The AKC Canine Health Foundation funds research in 23 different Research Program Areas for the health of all dogs. These program areas enable the Foundation to create depth in our research portfolio and help us to be responsive to the health concerns of our constituents.

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