Lung and Respiratory Disease Grants

The Lung and Respiratory Disease Research Program Area 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.

Active Grants:

 2507  Characterizing Developmental Lung Disease as a Cause of Sudden Death in the Norwich Terrier

Previously Awarded Grants:

 02346-A  Blood Culture and Blood Microbiome as Minimally Invasive Diagnostics for Canine Bacterial Pneumonia
 02232-MOU  Characterization of Upper Airway Syndrome in Norwich Terriers
 1572  Development of a Novel Therapeutic For Neutrophil-Driven Inflammation

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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