Tick-Borne Disease Grants
Through the Tick-Borne Disease Research Program Area, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has identified the need to tackle the growing problem of tick-borne diseases in dogs by funding critical research to find new ways to prevent infections, and to recognize, diagnose and treat tick-borne diseases before they become debilitating or fatal to dogs. Tick-borne diseases are of major concern to the AKC Canine Health Foundation and has prompted the establishment of a Tick-Borne Disease Research Initiative to uniquely address these diseases.
|02978-A||Babesia Species in Thrombocytopenic Dogs in the Upper Midwest, USA|
|02819||Identification of Bartonella henselae In Vivo Induced Antigens for Development of a Reliable Serodiagnostic Assay for Canine Bartonelloses|
|02831||Mechanisms of NK(T) Cell Mediated Inflammation during Canine Lyme Disease|
|02528||Developing a Next Generation Sequencing Diagnostic Platform for Tickborne Diseases|
|02519||Prevalence of Bartonella spp. Infection in Dogs with Cardiac and Splenic Hemangiosarcomas within and between Geographic Locations|
Previously Awarded Grants:
|02553||Targeted next generation sequencing panel for comprehensive testing of vector-borne pathogens|
|02386-A||Surveillance of Hepatozoon americanum In Populations of the Gulf Coast Tick Vector|
|02383||Identifying Cellular Mechanisms of Inflammation During Canine Tick‐Borne Diseases|
|1780||Defining the Mechanism by Which Ticks Locate Dogs in Order to Better Prevent Disease Transmission|
|02284-A||Lyme Disease in Dogs: Prevalence, Clinical Illness, and Prognosis|
|2287||Enhanced Testing for the Diagnosis of Bartonellosis in Dogs|
|2292||Broad-Range Detection of Canine Tick-Borne Disease and Improved Diagnostics Using Next-Generation Sequencing|
|02295-A||The Role of Lymphocytes in Canine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis|
|02285-A||Thrombocytopenia and Occult Vector-Borne Disease in Greyhound Dogs: Implications for Clinical Cases and Blood Donors|
|01894-A||Documentation of Disease-Causing Ticks in a Field Trial Environment for the Purpose of Developing Practical and Cost-Effective Strategies for Tick Control|
|01900-A||Prevalence of Vector Borne Disease in Dogs with Clinical Signs of Immune Mediated 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.
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.