Immunology and Infectious Disease Grants

The Immunology Research Program Area is combined with the Infectious Disease Research Program Area because there is substantial overlap in protection against and resolution of pathogenic infection and immunity against pathogens.  This research seeks to define unique and evolutionarily conserved features of canine immune response pathways and determine how these pathways initiate, sustain, moderate, and resolve immune responses in dogs. 

Active Grants:

 02633  Validation and Diagnostic Performance of a Novel Monoclonal Antibody based Histoplasma Urine Immunoassay in Dogs with Histoplasmosis
 02647-A  Investigation of Cytokine Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Canine Tuberculosis
 02532-A  Canine Influenza: Occurrence, Spatial and Temporal Trends and Identifying Modifiable Factors to Reduce Transmission at Events in the United States
 02407-A  In vitro Efficacy of Nano-sulfur Against Planktonic and Biofilm State of Resistant Bacteria
 02441  Evaluation of a New Vaccine for Canine Brucellosis
 2408  Predicting the Outcome of Coccidioidomycosis in Naturally Infected Dogs
 02458-A  A Laboratory Test for Detecting Drug Resistance in Canine Heartworm Disease
 2448  Canine Chagas Disease: Characterizing Cardiac Abnormalities, Vector Infection and Control Strategies, and Parasite Strains in Kennel Environments
 02461-A  Innate immune response to Leptospira in naturally exposed dogs
 2404-A  The Impact of Lidocaine Administration on Natural Killer Cell Populations in Canine Sepsis

Previously Awarded Grants:

 02245-MOU  Genetic Predisposition to Avian Tuberculosis in Miniature Schnauzers and Bassets Hounds
 02299-A  Investigating Recovery of the Skin Microbiota after Surgery
 1771  Defining the Unique Genetic Markers in Dogs That Define Immune Function, Disease Resistance and Tissue Transplantation
 1988  Identification of a Safe Storage Time for Canine Blood Used In the Treatment of Anemia
 2002  Defining the Genetic Basis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
 02180-A  Exploring the Canine Immune System for New Treatments
 02128-A  Redefining the Recommendations for Prevention of Infectious Disease at Dog Shows and Other Areas Where Dogs Meet and Compete
 02187-MOU  Investigating Symmetrical Lupoid Onychodystrophy in Bearded Collies
 02050  Defining the Genetic Susceptibility to Granulomatous Colitis, a Severe Form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
 02052  Defining the Mechanism of Severe, Life-Threatening Bleeding Disorders in Dogs
 02102-A  Stopping Tick Infestation to Prevent Human and Canine Disease
 2083-A  Stemming the Growing Epidemic of Drug Resistant Bacteria
 01857-A  Decreasing the Mortality Rate of Shock through Enhanced Monitoring of Tissue Oxygen Levels
 01895-A  Using a Novel Diagnostic Test to Guide the Treatment of a Common Fungal Pathogen Encountered by Field Trial and Hunting Dogs
 01894-A  Documentation of Disease-Causing Ticks in a Field Trial Environment for the Purpose of Developing Practical and Cost-Effective Strategies for Tick Control
 01900-A  Prevalence of Vector Borne Disease in Dogs with Clinical Signs of Immune Mediated Disease
 1480  Leptospirosis: An Emerging Health Concern for Field Trial and Hunting Dogs
 01860-A  Rapid and Accurate Diagnosis of Bacterial Peritonitis
 01712-A  Determining the Effect of Pain Medication on Immune Function: Part 2
 01505-A  Identification of Biological Marker of Idiopathic Immune-Mediated Polyarthropathy to Enable Non-Invasive Diagnosis and Prognosis
 01701-A  Determining the Effect of Pain Medication on Immune Function: Part 1
 1265  Understanding Mechanisms Involved in Canine Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disorders
 00457-A  Canine Idiopathic Rhinitis is Associated with Bartonellosis

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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