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02950-A: Late-onset Hereditary Cataract in the Boston Terrier: A Whole Genome Sequencing Approach University of Kentucky Research Foundation Kathryn T. Graves, PhD Closed Ophthalmology
02948-A: Effect of Glycemic Control on the Onset of Cataract Development in Diabetic Dogs The Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Michal Mazaki-Tovi, DVM Closed Ophthalmology, Endocrinology
02943-MOU: Identification of Genetic Risk Factors in Degenerative Myelopathy in German Shepherd Dogs Broad Institute Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, PhD Open Neurology
02851-A: Development of Regional Anesthesia Techniques to Treat Chronic Painful Conditions of the Stifle and Elbow in Dogs University of Florida Diego A. Portela, DVM, PhD Open Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease
02880: Enhanced Surgical Margin Imaging with Polarization-sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography in Canine Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Mammary Tumors The Ohio State University Laura Selmic, BVetMed, MPH Open Oncology
02900: Optimizing Storage Conditions of Canine Feces for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation University of Illinois Arnon Gal, DVM, PhD Closed Gastrointestinal Disease
02907: Ultrasound-guided Histotripsy Ablation of Canine Brain Tumors through an Acoustically Transparent Cranial Window Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine John Rossmeisl, DVM, MS Closed Oncology
02849-A: Development and Validation of a New Body Condition Scoring System for use in Canine Athletes University of Alaska, Fairbanks Cristina Hansen, DVM, PhD Closed Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease
02945-MOU: Understanding the Genetic Basis of Addison’s Disease in Portuguese Water Dogs University of Minnesota Steven G Friedenberg, DVM, PhD Open Endocrinology
02930: A Dose Finding Study of Cannabidiol in Dogs with Idiopathic Epilepsy Colorado State University Stephanie McGrath, DVM, MS Open Epilepsy Initiative
02936: Validating Genetic Variants Underlying Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy and Exploring Their Functional Roles in the Belgian Sheepdog and Tervuren University of California, Davis Anita M. Oberbauer, PhD Closed Epilepsy Initiative
02940: Investigating Neuronal Network Connectivity in Dogs with Idiopathic Epilepsy using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging North Carolina State University Karen R. Muñana, DVM, MS Open Epilepsy Initiative
02838: Standardization of rLiNTPDase2 and Derived Chimeras as Antigens on Immunochromatographic Assay for Diagnosis of Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis Federal University of Viçosa Juliana Fietto, PhD Closed Immunology and Infectious Disease
02875: Canine Pituitary Adenoma Organoids (CaPitO) as an in vitro Model for Canine Cushing's Disease Utrecht University Karin Sanders, DVM, PhD Closed Endocrinology
02899: How do Maternal, Environmental, and Genetic Factors Contribute to Acquisition and Evolution of the Enteric Microbiome in Dogs? University of Illinois David Williams, PhD Open Gastrointestinal Disease
02921-MOU: Transcriptome Profiling of Canine Familial Dermatomyositis Skin Lesions and Treatment with a JAK Inhibitor to Identify Novel Pathways Involved in Pathogenesis University of Georgia Frane Banovic, DVM, PhD Closed Dermatology and Allergic Disease
02910: Open-Label, Phase-2 Clinical Trial of Chlorambucil and Toceranib for Canine Mast Cell Tumors Colorado State University Kristen Weishaar, DVM, MS Closed Oncology
02885: Exposure to Environmental Chemicals in Boxers with Lymphoma University of Wisconsin, Madison Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Lymphoma
02879: Use of CRISPR-based Genome-wide Approach for Identification of Vulnerabilities in Canine Oral Melanoma R(D)SVS and Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh Maciej Parys, DVM, PhD Closed Oncology
02920: Continued Investigation into Tumor-permissive Collagen Signatures in Canine Mammary Gland Tumors: Development of Prognostic Markers and Targeted Therapies for Improved Outcomes University of Pennsylvania Susan W. Volk, VMD, PhD Closed Oncology
02858-A: Investigation of Mechanisms of Resistance to Immunotherapy in Dogs with Spontaneous High-grade Glioma University of Minnesota Susan Arnold, DVM Closed Oncology
02890: Characterizing the LINE-1 Transcriptome in Canine High-grade Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma by RNAseq to Gain Insight into Mechanisms of Drug and Immune Resistance North Carolina State University Paul Hess, DVM, PhD Closed Oncology - Lymphoma
02855-A: Repurposing Drugs to Modulate Myeloid-derived Suppressor Cells (MDSCs) in Canine Soft Tissue Sarcomas Louisiana State University Sita Withers, BVSc, PhD Closed Oncology
02868-A: Characterization of Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Properties of Canine Culture-expanded Articular Chondrocytes Colorado State University John Kisiday, PhD Closed Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease
02859-A: Acute Gastrointestinal Injury in Dogs University of Minnesota Tracy Hill, DVM, PhD Open Gastrointestinal Disease
02850-A: Potential Reduction of Systemic and Pancreatic Inflammation using Fenofibrate in Diabetic Dogs University of Florida Chen Gilor, DVM, PhD Open Endocrinology
02864-A: Luteinizing Hormone Receptor Activation in Canine Hemangiosarcoma Cells Oregon State University Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD Closed Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
02829: Investigating the Potential of Phage Therapy to Tackle Staphylococcus pseudintermedius Infections in Dogs R(D)SVS and Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh Gavin Paterson, PhD Closed Dermatology and Allergic Disease
02861-A: Cardiovascular Complications of Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs Michigan State University Harry Cridge, MVB, MS Closed Gastrointestinal Disease
02819: Identification of Bartonella henselae In Vivo Induced Antigens for Development of a Reliable Serodiagnostic Assay for Canine Bartonelloses North Carolina State University Edward B Breitschwerdt, DVM Closed Tick-Borne Disease Initiative
02831: Mechanisms of NK(T) Cell Mediated Inflammation during Canine Lyme Disease University of Iowa Christine A Petersen, DVM, PhD Closed Tick-Borne Disease Initiative
02837: Duration of Antibiotic Therapy for Canine Superficial Pyoderma: Is the One-Week Post Resolution of Clinical Signs a Valid Rule-of-Thumb? University of Illinois Clarissa P. Souza, DVM, MS, PhD Open Dermatology and Allergic Disease
02841: Antigen Discovery for an Improved Serologic Diagnostic of Trypanosoma cruzi Infection in Dogs Tulane University Eric Dumonteil, PhD Closed Immunology and Infectious Disease
02809: Microbial and Cytokine Signatures of Periodontitis in Dogs Cornell University Santiago Peralta, DVM Open General Canine Health
02847-A: Assessment of Field Wipe-Down Procedure for Removal of Aerosolized Contaminants on Dogs Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Erin B. Perry, PhD Closed General Canine Health
02811: Prospective View Into the Use of Antimicrobials in Canine Pyometra and Prognostic Risk Factors for Postoperative Infection and Hospitalization University of Helsinki Sari Mölsä, DVM, PhD Open Reproductive Conditions
02821-A: Investigating the Role of Aedes aegypti in Dog Heartworm Transmission in Communities along the U.S.-Mexico Border Texas A&M AgriLife Research Gabriel Hamer, PhD Closed Immunology and Infectious Disease
02825-A: Effect(s) of Atopic Dermatitis-associated Cytokines on Staphylococcus pseudintermedius University of Florida Domenico Santoro, DVM, MS, DrSc, PhD Closed Dermatology and Allergic Disease
02806-MOU: Strategic Prevention of Canine Hemangiosarcoma: Lifetime Follow-Up University of Minnesota Jaime F Modiano, VMD PhD Open Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
02792-A: Do Dogs Get Temporal Lobe Epilepsy? Clinical Signs, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Pathological Findings in Epileptic Dogs University of Wisconsin, Madison Starr Cameron, BVetMed Closed Epilepsy Initiative
02759-T: Reprogramming the Tumor Immune Niche in Canine Hemangiosarcoma University of Florida Jong Hyuk Kim, DVM, PhD Closed Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
02699: The Pathologic Link between Lung and Gut: Diagnosis of Aerodigestive Disorders in Dogs University of Missouri Carol Reinero, DVM, PhD Closed Lung and Respiratory Disease
02723: Scientific and Clinical Assessment of Fecal Microbiota Transplant in Obese Dogs: SLIM Study Ohio State University Jenessa Winston, DVM, PhD Open General Canine Health
02807-MOU: Characterization of Renal Disease in Greyhound Dogs Texas A&M AgriLife Research Jessica Hokamp, DVM, PhD Open Kidney & Urological Disease
02808-MOU: Identification of a Second Genetic Risk Allele(s) Associated with the Development of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in the Boxer Dog North Carolina State University and University of Minnesota Kathryn M Meurs, DVM, PhD and Steven Friedenberg, DVM, PhD Closed Cardiology
02694: Investigation on the Molecular Crosstalk between Canine Atopic Skin and Microbes: Unraveling Potential Pathomechanisms for Chronic Recurrent Skin Infections University of Florida Domenico Santoro, DVM, MS, DrSc, PhD Closed Dermatology and Allergic Disease
02703: Resolving the Major Dyslipidemia Phenotypes and Genetic Risk Factors for Familial Hyperlipidemia in Miniature Schnauzers University of Minnesota Eva Furrow, VMD, PhD Open Blood Disorders
02768: Defining the Functional Consequences and Therapeutic Vulnerability of Dystrophin Alterations in Canine Osteosarcoma Tufts University Cheryl A. London, DVM, PhD Closed Oncology - Osteosarcoma
02790-A: Characterization of the Fecal Microbiome in Dogs with Spinal Cord Injury Secondary to Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) University of Illinois Kari Foss, DVM, MS Open Neurology
02700: Longitudinal Comparison of Cognitive and Emotional Development in Assistance Dog Puppies Duke University Brian Hare, PhD Open Behavior

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