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 Area. This program supports research into the pathophysiology of hepatic diseases, as well as the molecular and genetic basis and identification of potential therapeutic drugs that reduce the pathology associated with such diseases.

Active Grants:

 02644-A Evaluation of Gallbladder Motility in Dogs with Hyperlipidemia
 02297-MOU Understanding the Genetics of Hepatic Copper Toxicosis in the Dalmatian
 01986 Profiling the Metabolic and Lipid Imbalances that are Causative of Gallbladder Disease in Dogs

Previously Awarded Grants:

 02363-A Platelet Function in Dogs with Chronic Liver Disease
 1601 Identifying the Genetic Cause of Fatal Neonatal Liver Disease
 960 Identification of Genes That Cause Liver Copper Toxicosis

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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