One Health

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One Health is an initiative to improve animal and human health globally through collaboration between veterinarians, physicians, osteopaths, dentists, nurses, and other scientific-health professionals. It recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment. The study of emerging infectious diseases, the effects of pollution and antibiotic resistance, the value of the human-animal bond, and more are critical to ensuring optimal health and well-being for all species. To promote One Health, the AKC Canine Health Foundation recognizes and supports research that improves the health of dogs while simultaneously advancing knowledge for human medicine.

CHF-funded studies with a One Health impact are denoted with the following symbol on our website and in our Research Grants Portfolio:

One Health

Click here to learn more about the One Health Commission.

Explore the November 2021 issue of Human Genetics - a special issue on companion animal genetics which highlights research by several AKC Canine Health Foundation funded investigators.


Resources

One Health Articles

One Health: A Shortcourse

(courtesy of the Canine Chronicle, June 2021)

Exploring New Treatments for Bone Cancer November 15, 2021

Histotripsy shows promise as a non-invasive treatment method for canine osteosarcoma.

Promising Drug Treatment for Brain Tumors September 10, 2021

A novel drug that activates programmed cell death in many cancer cells was well tolerated in dogs and may be effective against meningioma – cancer of the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

Granulomatous Colitis in Boxers and French Bulldogs February 2, 2021

CHF-funded researchers at Cornell University have been studying this disease to identify the underlying genetic mutations and explore the molecular processes involved.

Exploring Risk Factors for Canine Lymphoma September 8, 2020

CHF-funded investigators at the University of Wisconsin, Madison set out to learn more about the combinations of genetic mutations and toxin exposures that contribute to canine lymphoma.

A One Health Approach to Beating Cancer August 27, 2020

Recent discoveries by AKC Canine Health Foundation funded researchers demonstrate the power of a One Health approach in fighting cancer, a devastating disease found in humans and dogs.

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One Health Research Grants

Research Program Area
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 02983 Enhanced Detection and Characterization of Spotted Fever Group Rickettsia Species in Dogs and Ticks with Focus on a Novel Rickettsia Species Infecting Clinically Ill Dogs in the U.S.
 02987 It’s All In The Genes: The Mutational Landscape of Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Dogs
 02946 Towards Curative Outcomes in Canine Hemangiosarcoma
 02952 Genetics of X-linked Progressive Retinal Atrophy in Greyhounds
 02978-A Babesia Species in Thrombocytopenic Dogs in the Upper Midwest, USA
 02912 Adoptive Natural Killer (NK) Cell Immunotherapy for Canine Lymphoma
 02931 Assessment of Frequency of Seizures and Antiseizure Drug (ASD) Efficacy by Electroencephalography (EEG) for Dogs with Epilepsy
 02948-A Effect of Glycemic Control on the Onset of Cataract Development in Diabetic Dogs
 02907 Ultrasound-guided Histotripsy Ablation of Canine Brain Tumors through an Acoustically Transparent Cranial Window
 02900 Optimizing Storage Conditions of Canine Feces for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
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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.

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