Research Initiatives

 

Hemangiosarcoma

Hemangiosarcoma is an aggressive and common cancer in dogs which can develop in any tissue or organ. While cutaneous masses are often treatable by tumor excision, tumors affecting internal organs are associated with poorer prognosis and are almost always incurable. The AKC Canine Health Foundation is committed to funding studies that work to find new prevention strategies, earlier diagnostics, and point of attack treatments for this devastating disease.

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Hemangiosarcoma Initiative
 

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is the most common medical neurological disorder in dogs. The term epilepsy refers to recurrent seizures resulting from an abnormality in brain function. The condition can be inherited (genetic epilepsy), caused by structural problems in the brain (symptomatic epilepsy), or may be of unknown cause (idiopathic epilepsy). The goal of the Initiative is to provide funds to support innovative research that will advance understanding of the mechanisms underlying epilepsy, leading to more effective treatments, as well as provide educational resources for dog owners and veterinarians.

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Epilepsy Initiative
 

Tick-Borne Disease

Tick-borne disease is a growing threat to canine and human health. Disease occurs when ticks infected with a pathogen bite a dog or human and transmit the pathogen into the body. Our research initiative aims to find better diagnostics, preventives, and treatments for tick-borne disease.

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Tick-borne Disease Initiative

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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