Lung and Respiratory Disease Grants

The Lung and Respiratory Disease Research Program Area supports research that will enhance our understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of respiratory disease and of those conditions that compromise respiratory function in dogs. This program area will support research into the molecular mechanisms that contribute to acute and chronic respiratory morbidity, the pathophysiology of disease, the genetic/epigenetic basis of disease and identification of potential therapeutic drugs that will treat or diminish the symptoms associated with disease.

Active Grants:

 03273 Characterizing Potential Novel CIRD Pathogen and CIRD Microbiome Perturbations
 03053-A Genome-wide Association Study to Investigate Genetic Markers for Antimicrobial Resistance in Mycoplasma cynos Associated with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease
 03059 Comparison of Sedated Respiratory-Gated Computed Tomography (CT) to Anesthetized Inspiratory:Expiratory Breath Hold CT in Dogs
 03048-A Thoracoscopic-Guided Autologous Blood Injection for Treatment of Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Previously Awarded Grants:

 02690-A Diagnostic Utility of Thoracoscopy for Localization of Pulmonary Bullae in Dogs with Spontaneous Pneumothorax
 02507 Characterizing Developmental Lung Disease as a Cause of Sudden Death in the Norwich Terrier
 02699 The Pathologic Link between Lung and Gut: Diagnosis of Aerodigestive Disorders in Dogs
 02680-A Assessment of Circulating Inflammatory Mediators in Dogs with Tracheal Collapse
 02804-MOU Searching for a Genetic Risk Factor for Idiopathic Chylothorax in Afghan Hounds
 02788-MOU Approach to Identification of a Genetic Risk Allele(s) Associated with the Development of Tracheal Collapse in the Pomeranian
 02346-A Blood Culture and Blood Microbiome as Minimally Invasive Diagnostics for Canine Bacterial Pneumonia
 02232-MOU Characterization of Upper Airway Syndrome in Norwich Terriers
 01572 Development of a Novel Therapeutic For Neutrophil-Driven Inflammation
 01188-A Capacity for Respiratory-Based Thermoregulation in Brachycephalic Breeds
 01056-A Determine the Effect of Stenotic Nares on the Development of the Brachycephalic Syndrome in Brachycephalic Dogs
 00389-A PCR-Based Detection of Micro-Organisms in Dogs with Lymphoplasmacytic Rhinitis
 2401 Characterization of the Clinical Features of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in the West Highland White Terrier

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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