Gastrointestinal Disease Grants
The AKC Canine Health Foundation supports basic science discovery and clinical research into the treatment of gastrointestinal disease through the Gastrointestinal Research Program. 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.
Recently funded grant titles:
- Use of Probiotic to Reduce the Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Study of PLE/PLN (Protein-losing Enteropathy/Nephropathy) in Soft-coated Wheaten Terriers
- Improving Diagnosis and Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Granulomatous Colitis In Boxer Dogs: Genetic Analysis of Disease and Functional Analysis of Bacterial Killing
- Evaluation of a Novel Technique for Gastric Decompression in Dogs with Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus
- Evaluating the Complex Genetic Basis of Bloat
- Development of Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery as a Definitive Diagnostic Tool for Gastrointestinal Obstruction
- Abnormalities in the Stomach's Ability to Contract Predisposes Large-Breed Dogs to Bloat
The AKC Canine Health Foundation funds research in 18 different Research Program Areas. 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.
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.