Tick-Borne Disease Grants

Through the Tick-Borne Disease Research Program Area, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has identified the need to tackle the growing problem of tick-borne diseases in dogs by funding critical research to find new ways to prevent infections, and to recognize, diagnose and treat tick-borne diseases before they become debilitating or fatal to dogs.  Tick-borne Diseases are of major concern to the AKC Canine Health Foundation and has prompted the establishment of a Tick-borne Disease Research Initiative to uniquely address these diseases.

Learn about our Tick-Borne Disease Research Initiative!

Active Grants:

 02553 Targeted next generation sequencing panel for comprehensive testing of vector-borne pathogens
 2528 Developing a Next Generation Sequencing Diagnostic Platform for Tickborne Diseases
 02386-A Surveillance of Hepatozoon americanum In Populations of the Gulf Coast Tick Vector
 02383 Identifying Cellular Mechanisms of Inflammation During Canine Tick‐Borne Diseases
 1780 Defining the Mechanism by Which Ticks Locate Dogs in Order to Better Prevent Disease Transmission

Previously Awarded Grants:

 02284-A Lyme Disease in Dogs: Prevalence, Clinical Illness, and Prognosis
 2287 Enhanced Testing for the Diagnosis of Bartonellosis in Dogs
 2292 Broad-Range Detection of Canine Tick-Borne Disease and Improved Diagnostics Using Next-Generation Sequencing
 02295-A The Role of Lymphocytes in Canine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis
 02285-A Thrombocytopenia and Occult Vector-Borne Disease in Greyhound Dogs: Implications for Clinical Cases and Blood Donors
 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

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.

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.

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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.

Learn How to Help

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