Collie Health Foundation

The Collie Health Foundation’s mission is to fund research medical projects that will benefit the future health of the Collie, and to educate the public and Collie breeders about health issues.

Collie Health Foundation Name

On December 17, 2002 the organization changed it’s name from the Collie Club of America Foundation to the Collie Health Foundation in order to give the Foundation a unique identity separate from the Collie Club of America and more clearly represent our mission.

Collie Health Foundation Logo

Our new logo was generously donated by Diana Hiesilieu. There is a story behind this new logo, a story about a Collie we bred and had the extreme privilege of knowing – A Collie by the name of Noah…Read More!

Other $198,334

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2016

  • 02264A: Role of E.Coli Biofilm in canine pyometria – $4000
  • 02107: Landmark Clinical Trial to Establish Evidence Based Medicine based on the use of Regenerative Medicine to treat tendon injury in dogs – $5000
  • 02210: Gene Therapy for Canine Degenerative Myelopathy – $5000
  • 02226: Pilot Clinical Trial-Efficacy of Mesenchymal stem cells if the over-expression IL-10 to treat Osteoarthritis – $1000
  • 02165: ID Biomarker and treatment Targets for Degenerative Myelopathy- the Search for the Cure – $2000
  • 02237A: Capturing Tumor Cells in Canine Blood – $1000
  • 02267A: Epidemiological Study of Brucella canis – $1000
  • 02138: Accurate Hypothyroid Test – $2000
  • 02234: A Novel Approach to preventing canine Hemangiosarcoma – $2000

2015

  • AKC CHF (02138): Development of Accurate Diagnostic Tests for Canine Hypothyroidism – $2,000
  • AKC CHF (01822): Beyond the Genome: The Intersection of Genes and the Environment in Canine Cancer – $1,000
  • AKC CHF (01849): Filling the Gaps in the Canine Genome – $3,000
  • AKC CHF (01840): Health Implications of Early Spay/Neuter on Canine Health – $3,500
  • AKC CHF (02118-A): Targeting the Mechanism of Bacterial Adherence during Pyometra to Develop an Effective, Non-Invasive Treatment for Disease – $2,000
  • AKC CHF (02107): Landmark Clinical Trial to Establish the Evidence-Based Use of Regenerative Medicine to Treat Tendon Injury in Dogs – $1,500
  • AKC CHF (01985): Defining Novel Drug Targets to Treat Chronic and Neuropathic Pain in the Dog – $2,000

2014

  • Defining the Genetic Basis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (AKC CHF) $3,000
  • Profiling the Metabolic and Lipid Imbalances that are Causitive of Gallbladder Disease in Dogs (AKC CHF) $4,000
  • Mapping of Genetic Risk Factors for Canine Hip Dysplasia (AKC CHF) $5,000
  • Defining Novel Drug Targets to Treat Chronic and Neuropathic Pain in the Dog (AKC CHF) $5,000
  • WSU Grant – To Develop a Cell Culture Based Method of Screening Drugs to Determine Whether or Not They are P-go Substrates $19,726

2013

  • Identification and Validation of the Genes that Define Abnormal Development of the Kidney in Dogs (AKC CHF) $7,500
  • Treatment of Urinary Incontinence with Multipotent Muscle Cells (AKC CHF) $5,000
  • Filling the Gaps in the Canine Genome (AKC CHF) $3,000
  • DLA Research Grant:  Investigation of Diversity at the Dog Leukocyte Antigen Class II Loci in American and International Collies $10,930

2012

  • Sequencing and Functional Analysis of the Canine Y Chromosomes (AKC CHF) $2,500
  • Urinary Incontinence Study:  Extension of Grant too Add More Dogs to the Study $3,600
  • Polyneuopathy Study – The Use of Skin Punch Biopsy to Diagnose Polyneuropathy $5,340
  • Plasma Cortisol Concentrations in Dogs with Pituitary Dependent Hyper-adrenalcorticism & Atypical Cushing Syndrome (AKC CHF) $1,000

2011

  • $14,820 GnRH Immunization for the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Spayed Bitches Researcher: Dr Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD, DACT and Dr Timothy Hazzard, DVM Ph Institution: Oregon State University

2010

  • $10,000 Identification of a VWD (von WIllebrands Disease) causal mutation & development of a direct DNA test – Dr. George Brewer & Robert H. Loechel, MS.

2008

  • $2,500 AKC/CHF Grant #1142 – Dr. Amara H. Estrada, DVM, DACVIM – Univ of FL – Cutting Balloon Valvuloplasty for Dogs with Subaortic Stenosis
    Amount: $38,433.60

2006

  • $10,000 Mandi J. Lopez, DVM, PhD, Louisiana State University • Quantification of osteoprotegerin (OPG) and receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand (Ranel) expression in normal and orteoarthritic canine coxofemoral articular cartilage.

2004

  • $20,000 Inclusion of Collies in the Canine Phenome Project, University of Missouri
  • $10,000 With AKC CHF, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center • Development of a New Resource for Positional Cloning of Hip Dysplasia Genes: A High Density SNP Map of Canine Chromosome One
  • $10,000 With AKC CHF, University of Alaska, Fairbanks • Genetic Determinants of Hypothyroid Disease in Dogs

2003

  • $2,600 With AKC/CHF Recombinant Thyrotropin (TSH) Standard — Immunoassay with Improved Sensitivity
  • $2,000 With AKC CHF • Role of Circulating Endothelial Progenitor Cells

2001

  • $2,750 With AKC CHF • Mechanisms for Hypercoagulatibility in Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia and Early Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (2 yr. study – $1,375 per year)

1995

  • $2,000 Drs. Breitschwerdt & Hegarty, No Carolina State • Erlichia
  • $2,000 James Baker Institute • Erythropoietin

1990

  • $1,000 Dog Owners Assn. Canine Defense League
  • $3,944 William Hammond, WA • Grey Collies
  • $2,000 Gary Johnson, MO • Collie Diseases

1989

  • $4,000 Patricia Olson, CO • Research Feeding Puppies
  • $1,200 Thomas Yang, CT • Grey Collies

1988

  • $600 Thomas Yang, CT • Grey Collies
  • $1,000 Hammond Research • Grey Collies

1987

  • $300 Janet Holbrook • Training Collies
  • $1,500 Dr. Wm. Hammond • Grey Collies