Lung and Respiratory Disease Grants
The Lung and Respiratory Research Program supports research that will enhance our understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of respiratory disease and of those conditions that compromise respiratory function in dogs. This program area will support research into the molecular mechanisms that contribute to acute and chronic respiratory morbidity, the pathophysiology of disease, the genetic/epigenetic basis of disease and identification of potential therapeutic drugs that will treat or diminish the symptoms associated with disease.
Recently funded grant titles:
- Development of a Novel Therapeutic For Neutrophil-Driven Inflammation
- Characterization of Upper Airway Syndrome in Norwich Terriers
- Blood Culture and Blood Microbiome as Minimally Invasive Diagnostics for Canine Bacterial Pneumonia
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.