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CCA Supported Health Research

AKC Canine Health Foundation Research Support History Chihuahua Club of America May 1, 2020

Grant and Research Program Area Fund

Commitment Date Support Amount
  • 02161-A: Comparison of benefit to treat early canine periodontal disease with closed root planing alone versus concurrent use of doxycycline hyclate gel or clindamycin hydrochloride hydrogel. Dr. Django Martel, DVM; The Animal Medical Center Program Area: General Canine Health Project Dates: 11/1/2014 to 10/31/2016; Grant Amount: $12,156.00
    DAF 11/18/2016 $2,500.00
  • 02131: MR Spectroscopy and Diffusion Tensor Tractography Coupled With Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Seizures in Dogs Dr. Sam Nicholas Long, BVSc, PhD; The University of Melbourne Program Area: Epilepsy Project Dates: 10/1/2014 to 6/30/2017; Grant Amount: $37,655.97
    DAF 11/18/2016 $2,500.00
  • 02128-A: Risk Assessment and Management Strategies to Prevent Transmission of Infectious Disease in Dogs Dr. Jason W Stull, VMD, PhD; The Ohio State University Program Area: Immunology and Infectious Disease Project Dates: 7/1/2014 to 8/31/2016; Grant Amount: $11,942.00
    DAF 11/18/2016 $2,500.00
  • 01771: Defining Canine MHC Haplotypes Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb, PhD; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Program Area: Immunology and Infectious Disease Project Dates: 1/1/2013 to 6/30/2018; Grant Amount: $178,196.82
    DAF 11/18/2016 $2,500.00
  • 01844: Regenerative Medicine Approaches to the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence Dr. Shelly Vaden, DVM, PhD; North Carolina State University Program Area: Kidney & Urological Disease Project Dates: 1/1/2013 to 12/31/2019; Grant Amount: $116,184.24
    DAF 11/18/2016 $2,500.00
  • 02128-A: Risk Assessment and Management Strategies to Prevent Transmission of Infectious Disease in Dogs Dr. Jason W Stull, VMD, PhD; The Ohio State University Program Area: Immunology and Infectious Disease Project Dates: 7/1/2014 to 8/31/2016; Grant Amount: $11,942.00
    DAF 12/8/2014 $2,000.00
  • 01312: Association mapping study of Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease in the West Highland White Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, and Cairn Terriers Dr. Alison Starr-Moss, PhD; Clemson University Program Area: Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease Project Dates: 1/1/2010 to 6/30/2013; Grant Amount: $78,688.00
    DAF 12/8/2014 $500.00
  • 02118-A: Identification of a Lipid Receptor in the Canine Endometrium to Support Non-Invasive Therapy in Pyometra
    Dr. Cordula Bartel, PhD; University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna Program Area: Reproductive Conditions and Disease Project Dates: 7/1/2014 to 11/30/2015; Grant Amount: $10,368.00
    DAF 12/8/2014 $1,000.00
  • 01827: High-throughput (metagenomic) sequencing for identification of bacteria associated with canine periodontitis and oral health. Dr. Marcello Pasquale Riggio, PhD; University of Glasgow Program Area: General Canine Health Project Dates: 1/1/2013 to 12/31/2014; Grant Amount: $31,000.00
    DAF 12/8/2014 $1,500.00
  • 01731: Potential association between altered gut microbiota and development of meningoencephalomyelitis of unknown etiology (MUE) in dogs Dr. Nick D Jeffery, BVSc, PhD; Iowa State University Program Area: Neurology Project Dates: 1/1/2013 to 6/30/2015; Grant Amount: $31,076.60
    DAF 12/8/2014 $2,000.00
  • 01994: Mitral Valve Leaflet Strain in Dog Breeds at Risk for Myxomatous Mitral Valve Degeneration Dr. Sydney N. Moise, DVM; Cornell University Program Area: Cardiology Project Dates: 1/1/2014 to 12/31/2014; Grant Amount: $29,501.81
    DAF 6/10/2014 $450.00
  • 00882-A: Genetics of Cryptorchidism in Dogs Dr. Alexander I. Agoulnik, PhD; Baylor College of Medicine Program Area: Reproductive Conditions and Disease Project Dates: 2/1/2007 to 1/30/2008; Grant Amount: $12,960.00
    DAF 8/13/2008 $2,500.00
  • 00759: Investigation of Antigenic Causes of VaccineAssociated Allergic Reactions in Dogs Dr. George E. Moore, DVM, PhD; Purdue University Program Area: Immunology and Infectious Disease Project Dates: 1/1/2007 to 12/31/2008; Grant Amount: $31,631.12
    Cash 8/30/2006 $2,500.00
  • 00580: Patella Luxation in Dogs: A Molecular Approach Dr. Herman A.W. Hazewinkel, DVM PhD; University of Utrecht Program Area: Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease Project Dates: 1/1/2006 to 12/31/2006; Grant Amount: $41,580.00
    Cash 8/28/2006 $2,500.00
    $27,450.00Total Chihuahua Club of America (14 items)

The CHRIF fund enables the club to provide educational opportunities, put on clinics and support relevant research beyond that available through the Canine Health Foundation (CHF). The Health Committee submits recommendations to the board for use of these funds.

Currently Funded Initiatives:

  • Tiny Dog Vaccine Pilot Study
    Dr. Jean Dodds is conducting a tiny dog vaccine study. The study is investigating whether canine distemper and parvovirus vaccines can be reduced to a half dose and still provide sufficient immunization. Twenty (20) dogs under  twelve (12) pounds will be recruited to participate in the study. The pilot is anticipated to last 6-12 months. If the pilot is successful, the next phase is to apply for larger grants through organizations such as the Morris Animal Foundation. The long range plan is to pursue legislative changes and changes in vaccine protocol for dogs under twelve (12) pounds. The funds are donated via the American Holistic Veterinary Foundation (AHVF).

    UPDATE 7/6/2016 –  Research Update: In 2014, CCA contributed $500 towards the Small Breed Vaccine Clinic Study in 2014. The purpose of the pilot study was to determine whether half doses of the canine distemper and canine parvovirus provided immunity. The results confirmed half doses provided immunity.  Attached is the copy of the published paper and press release.

  • Canine Health Foundation
    The Canine Health Foundation (CHF) raises money to support canine health research focusing on the causes of a disease, earlier and/or more accurate diagnosis, genetic tests for diseases and effective treatment.  When individuals or organizations make donations to CHF, they can specify what breed the research money should be spent on. This Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is then available for CCA to determine what CHF studies the club is interested in funding and what percentage of DAF funds to contribute.
  • DAF Funded Grants in 2013-2014
    Research grant 1994: Early and Accurate Prediction of Mitral Valve Disease Development. Per Dr. Moise, the principle investigator, the study is “investigating the changes in the mechanics of motion of the mitral valve within the heart of dogs at different ages and with different risk profiles for mitral valve disease. We are using specialized software developed in the Cornell bioengineering facility to evaluate the motion of valves based on echocardiography. Our hypothesis is that the structure/function relationship may be a major variable in the degeneration of the valve.