The AKC Canine Health Foundation supports basic science discovery and clinical research into the treatment of neurological diseases through the Neurology Research Program. This program supports research into the molecular and genetic basis of disease, and the identification of potential therapeutics to treat neurologic disorders.
Recently funded grant titles:
- Development of a Novel Treatment for Intervertebral Disc Disease
- Development of a Neuromusculoskeletal Computer Simulation Gait Model to Characterize Functional Recovery in Dogs with Intervertebral Disk Herniation
- Describing the Kinetic and Kinematic Recovery of Dachshunds with Spinal Cord Injury
- Defining The Genetic Foundations of Chiari-Like Malformation and Syringomyelia as a Tool to Better Treat Neuropathic Pain in the Dog
- Defining the Genes That Cause Fatal Degeneration of the Nervous System
- Basis of Exercise-Induced Border Collie Collapse
- A Novel Technique to Reveal the Multiple Genes Associated with Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome
- A Novel Approach to Understanding How Meningoencephalomyelitis Develops In Dogs
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.