Hepatic Disease Grants
The AKC Canine Health Foundation supports basic science discovery and clinical research into the treatment of liver disease through the Hepatic Disease 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:
- Profiling the Metabolic and Lipid Imbalances that are Causative of Gallbladder Disease in Dogs
- Platelet Function in Dogs with Chronic Liver Disease
- Identifying the Genetic Cause of Fatal Neonatal Liver Disease
- Identification of Genes That Cause Liver Copper Toxicosis
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.