Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease Grants

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease Research Program Area supports research aimed at improving the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system and its component tissues.

Active Grants:

 03227 Genetic Testing for Cruciate Ligament Rupture Using Polygenic Risk Score (PRS) Prediction
 03181-A Characterization of Canine CD39 and CD73 for Use in Regenerative Medicine
 03076 The Effect of Overweight and Obesity on Adult Stem Cell Function for Regenerative Therapies in Dogs
 03068-A AGILE (AGility Innovations Leveraging Electronics) - An Initial Study of Technology for Quantifying Canine Agility-specific Activity
 02851-A Development of Regional Anesthesia Techniques to Treat Chronic Painful Conditions of the Stifle and Elbow in Dogs

Previously Awarded Grants:

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 02849-A Development and Validation of a New Body Condition Scoring System for use in Canine Athletes
 02682-A The Effect of a Modified Approach on Early Weight Bearing in Dogs Following a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture
 02107 Landmark Clinical Trial to Establish the Evidence-Based Use of Regenerative Medicine to Treat Tendon Injury in Dogs
 02624 Embracing Polygenicity of Common Complex Disease in Dogs: Genome-wide Association of Cruciate Ligament Rupture
 02868-A Characterization of Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Properties of Canine Culture-expanded Articular Chondrocytes
 02610-A The Role of Motilin Signaling in Canine Osteoarthritis
 02400-MOU Basis of Dwarfism in Great Pyrenees
 2646 Effect of Hyperthermia on Skeletal Muscle Energy Efficiency
 02275 Disease Risks Associated with Spay and Neuter: A Breed-Specific, Gender-Specific Perspective
 02229-A TPLO Surgery and Recovery: A Comparison of Arthroscopy and Arthrotomy
 02078 Development of a Regenerative Medicine Technique to Treat Cartilage Disorders in Dogs
 01828 Mapping of Genetic Risk Factors for Canine Hip Dysplasia
 02226-A Pilot Clinical Trial to Test the Efficacy of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Over-Expressing IL-10 to Treat Osteoarthritis in Elbows of Senior Dogs
 02142-A Development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a Non-Invasive Tool to Accurately Evaluate Elbow Dysplasia
 2109 Studying Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (HOD) In Irish Setter Dogs
 2120 Investigating Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy in Weimaraner Dogs
 01782 Defining the Elements of Successful Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair
 01762 Use of Plasma-Derived Growth Factors to Heal Cruciate Rupture
 01893-A A Novel, Practical, and Cost-Effective Treatment for Canine Arthritis
 01584 Creation of a Conformation Score to Evaluate Susceptibility to Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease
 1311 Genome-wide association mapping study of hypertrophic osteodystrophy in Irish Setters
 01901-A Identifying the Gene Responsible for Dwarfism in Malamutes
 01892-A Development of Novel Knee Braces As an Alternative to Surgical Intervention in Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease
 01856-A Identifying the Best Source of Stem Cells for Treatment of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease
 01869-A Addendum to 1584: Creation of a Conformation Score To Evaluate Susceptibility to Cranial Cruciate Ligament 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.

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