Health Research

Research Projects

BCOA provides a liaison to the CHF and Morris Animal foundation to review grant proposals from both organizations and make recommendations to support studies that will benefit the borzoi breed relative to  our top 3 health concerns. The current liaison for Health Research is Ginger Jones.

Current proposed research study on Sudden Death Cardiac Arrhythmia

Results of the Sudden Death Survey which closed December 31, 2018 will be published as soon as it is all compiled.

What Has BCOA Supported?

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The links listed here are research grants that BCOA has contributed funds to for approved grants managed by either the Canine Health Foundation or The Morris Animal Foundation. Through the generosity of our membership’s donations to Borzoi Health Research, we have assisted with advancements in many areas of research. Our contributions to CHF, combined with other breed clubs’ and private foundations’ listed under the "sponsors" section of the grant are matched with CHF funds to provide the required financials to see these valuable research grants to their fruition. Research is advancing by leaps and bounds and we can be proud to have played such an instrumental role. Enjoy reading the highlights of these!!



Active Grant No: 634: Malignant Melanoma

Grant 1760 - T: Use of Gene Therapy to Treat Dilated Cardiomyopathy 2013-2019

Grant 2215: A Cancer Vaccine for Canine Osteosarcoma 2016-2018

Grant 2242: Understanding the Genetics of Adverse Drug Reactions in Sighthounds 2016 - 2018

Grant 1937 - B: Evaluating the Complex Genetic Basis of Bloat 2014 - 2018

Grant 2233 - A: Evaluation of a Novel Technique for Gastric Decompression in Dogs with Gastric Dilation and Vovulus 2015 - 2017

Grant 1766: Identification and Validation of the Genes that Define Abnormal Development of the Kidney in Dogs 2013-2014

Grant 01151: Molecular Basis of Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia 2009-2014

Grant 01467: Understanding Laryngeal Paralysis to Provide Better Treatment 2011 - 2013

Grant 01542 - A: The Effects of Baicalein on Canine Osteosarcoma Cells 2011 - 2012

Grant 1354 - A: Heritability of Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis in Miniature Schnauzers 2009 - 2011

Grant 1241 - A: Detection of DNA damage in response to cooling storage in canine spermatozoa using single-cell gel electrophoresis (comet assay) 2009-2011

Grant 1232 - A: Investigation of NF-kB as a Therapeutic Target in Canine Lymphoma 2009 - 2010

Grant 1213 - A: Determination of Outcome Measures for Clinical Progression and Morphometric Studies of Spinal Cord Disease in Degenerative Myelopathy Dogs 2009 - 2010:

Grant 632: MicroRNAs and Canine Lymphoma 2005 - 2010

Grant 369 - A: Analysis of the Ultrastructure of the Canine Zona Pellucida 2004 - 2007

Grant 373A: Mapping Genes Associated with Osteosarcoma in Large Dog Breeds 2005-2006

Grant 2434: Recombinant Thyrotropin (TSH): Standard for the Next Generation of Canine TSH Immunoassays with Improved Sensitivity 2004-2006

Grant 305: Histocompatibility Alleles Conferring Susceptibility to Canine Diabetes, Immune-Mediated Thyroiditis and Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia 2004-2006

Grant 570 - A: Capping Chromosome Ends with de Novo Genetic Markers to Ensure Closure of the Canine Linkage Map 2005-2005:

Grant 2629: Clinical and Immunological Outcomes in Dogs with Osteosarcoma Treated with Intratumoral Interleukin-12 Microspheres 2004-2005