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:
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.
One Health Articles
(courtesy of the Canine Chronicle, June 2021)
One Health Research Grants
|02792-A||Do Dogs Get Temporal Lobe Epilepsy? Clinical Signs, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Pathological Findings in Epileptic Dogs|
|02694||Investigation on the Molecular Crosstalk between Canine Atopic Skin and Microbes: Unraveling Potential Pathomechanisms for Chronic Recurrent Skin Infections|
|02768||Defining the Functional Consequences and Therapeutic Vulnerability of Dystrophin Alterations in Canine Osteosarcoma|
|02700||Longitudinal Comparison of Cognitive and Emotional Development in Assistance Dog Puppies|
|02684-A||Evaluation of Serum Zonulin as a Non-invasive Biomarker and Therapeutic Target in Dogs with Chronic Canine Enteropathy|
|02773||Histotripsy for Treatment of Canine Appendicular Osteosarcoma|
|02783||Transcriptional Profiling of Canine Soft Tissue Sarcoma|
|02780||Bladder Carcinogen Exposures in Pet Dogs|
|02772||Identifying Early Stage Ultra-rare Mutations as Predictive Biomarkers of Lymphoma in High-risk versus Low-risk Breeds Within the Dog Aging Project|
|02696||Efficacy and Safety of Netarsudil for Canine Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy|
How to Help
Support CHF-funded research. The knowledge gained will help improve the health of dogs and humans.
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.