Epilepsy Grants

Epilepsy is the most common veterinary neurologic disease in purebred and mixed-breed dogs. Epilepsy is also a disease where animal and human health concerns intersect as canine epilepsy has been shown to offer a highly suitable model for human epilepsy, offering a On Health approach to addressing the health needs of dogs and their people.  These disorders have a wide range of severities, precipitating causes, comorbidities, and treatment outcomes. As such, epilepsy is of major concern to the AKC Canine Health Foundation and has prompted the establishment of an Epilepsy Research Initiative to uniquely address this disease.

Learn about our Epilepsy Research Initiative!

Active Grants:

 03255-MOU Clinical Characteristics and Heritability of Idiopathic Epilepsy in the Otterhound Breed: A Survey-based Study
 03243-A Comparison of Clorazepate and Levetiracetam as Pulse Therapy for the In-Home Management of Cluster Seizures in Dogs with Idiopathic Epilepsy: A Pilot Study
 03039 Prognostic Biomarkers for the Development of Drug Resistance in Dogs with Idiopathic Epilepsy
 03036-A Mapping Microstructural Myelin and Axonal Damage in Dogs with Idiopathic Epilepsy using Diffusion MRI and Tract-Based Spatial Statistics
 02931 Assessment of Frequency of Seizures and Antiseizure Drug (ASD) Efficacy by Electroencephalography (EEG) for Dogs with Epilepsy
 02930 A Dose Finding Study of Cannabidiol in Dogs with Idiopathic Epilepsy
 02940 Investigating Neuronal Network Connectivity in Dogs with Idiopathic Epilepsy using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Previously Awarded Grants:

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 02561 Is Gut Dysbiosis Associated with Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy?
 03040 Identification of Novel Epilepsy Genes in Dogs
 02936 Validating Genetic Variants Underlying Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy and Exploring Their Functional Roles in the Belgian Sheepdog and Tervuren
 02792-A Do Dogs Get Temporal Lobe Epilepsy? Clinical Signs, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Pathological Findings in Epileptic Dogs
 02323 Efficacy of Cannabidiol (CBD) for the Treatment of Canine Epilepsy
 02566 Genetics of Idiopathic Epilepsy in Labrador Retrievers
 02252 Investigating a Ketogenic Medium-Chain Triglyceride (MCT) Supplement for the Treatment of Drug-Resistant Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy and Its Behavioral Comorbidities
 02257 Identification of Genetic Risk Factors for Canine Epilepsy
 02249-A Studying the Role of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Canine Epilepsy
 2248 Identification of a Novel Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Gene and Its Underlying Disease Mechanism
 02131 Neurostimulation: A Groundbreaking New Treatment for Canine Epilepsy
 2133 Canine Epilepsy: Genetic Variants, Biomarkers, and New Therapies
 1615 Identifying the Genetic Cause of Epilepsy
 01896-A A Pilot Study: Establishing the Role of Melatonin in the Occurrence of Seizures in Dogs
 1425 Identification of Epilepsy-Causing Mutations from the Associated Loci by Next-Generation Resequencing
 748 SNP Association Mapping for Canine Epilepsy
 00762 The Mapping and Characterization of Canine Epilepsy Loci
 01005-A A Pilot Study of Intravenous Levetiracetam for Emergency Treatment of Seizures in Dogs
 917 Genetic Determinants of Canine Epilepsy in the Border Collie and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier
 00847-A Mapping and Identification of the Mutation Responsible for Epilepsy in the Chinook
 00906-A Development of Pharmacogenetic Markers for Refractoriness to Phenobarbital in Treatment of Canine Epilepsy
 00886-A Oral Pregabalin as an Add-on Therapy for Refractory Idopathic Epilepsy in Dogs
 598 Candidate Gene Markers for Epilepsy in Beagles and Other Breeds
 266 Canine Epilepsy: Mapping the Genes and Developing a Linkage Test (Continuing Studies)
 224 Characterizing Idiopathic Epilepsy in the Poodle, Giant Schnauzer, English Mastiff: An Assessment of Inheritance

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.

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