Reproductive Conditions and Disease Grants
The AKC Canine Health Foundation supports basic science discovery and clinical research into the treatment of reproductive disorders through the Reproduction Research Program. This research program supports research into canine reproductive tract biology, physiology, endocrinology and neuroendocrinology as it relates to reproductive health and disease.
Current grant titles:
- Targeting the Mechanism of Bacterial Adherence during Pyometra to Develop an Effective, Non-Invasive Treatment for Disease
- Role of E. Coli Biofilm in Canine Pyometra
- Identifying the Genetic Basis of Fetal Anasarca in Bulldogs/Canines
- Identifying the Gene Responsible For Inherited Infertility and Sterility in 28 Breeds
- Identification of Enhanced Methods for Semen Preservation
- Health Implications of Early Spay/Neuter on Canine Health
- Development of a Low Cost, Non-Invasive Test to Determine Whether Females Have Been Spayed
- Development of a Brucellosis Vaccine for Dogs
- Determining the Characteristics of Sperm That Accurately Predict Fertility of Stud Dogs
- Combined Anti-Mullerian Hormone and Progesterone Testing for the Diagnosis of Canine Ovarian Remnant Syndrome
- An Epidemiological Study of Brucella canis
- Advanced Semen Analysis in Labrador Retrievers
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.