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The Foundation of the Cairn Terrier Club of America (the Foundation) is a national organization whose mission is to further the health and welfare of the Cairn Terrier.
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Research Projects

Perhaps our most important contribution to the health of the Cairn Terrier is our on-going funding of medical research that is fairly specific to the Cairn Terrier breed. These are studies that may get ignored by some as they simply don’t affect enough dogs in enough breeds. For us, it is everything and we applaud the researchers who take these studies on.

 

Since inception, the Foundation has distributed $200,000 in grants for medical research either directly to the medical/scientific institution with which the researchers are associated or through the American Kennel Club’s Canine Health Foundation. In many instances the studies are multi-year and/or multi-phased. As a result a particular study may not be funded on an annual basis.

 

We are continuing to support:

 

Continuing Research into Cairn Terrier Ocular Melanosis

Dr. Simon Petersen-Jones, DVM PhD, Michigan State University

Click here for Dr. Petersen-Jones’ most recent report

 

Renal Dysplasia in the Cairn Terrier Renal Dysplasia in the Cairn Terrier

Dr. Margret Casal, DVM PhD; University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Casal and Dr. Gentry's most recent report - July 2018

Present Research

2016 - Continuing Research into Cairn Terrier Ocular Melanosis

Dr. Simon M. Petersen-Jones, DVM PhD; Michigan State University 

2015 – Continuing Research into Cairn Terrier Ocular Melanosis

Dr. Simon M. Petersen-Jones, DVM PhD; Michigan State University

 

2014 – Continuing Research into Cairn Terrier Ocular Melanosis

Dr. Simon M. Petersen-Jones, DVM PhD; Michigan State University

 

2013 – Continuing Research into Cairn Terrier Ocular Melanosis

Dr. Simon M. Petersen-Jones, DVM PhD; Michigan State University

 

2012 – Continuing Research into Cairn Terrier Ocular Melanosis

Dr. Simon M. Petersen-Jones, DVM PhD; Michigan State University

 

2011 – Renal Dysplasia in the Cairn Terrier

Dr. Margret Casal, DVM PhD; University of Pennsylvania

 

2010 - 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

 

2009 - Eradication of Cairn Terrier Ocular Melanosis

Dr. Simon M. Petersen Jones, DVM PhD; Michigan State University

 

2009 - Genotyping Small Breed Dogs with Portosystemic Vascular Anomalies and Microvascular Dysplasia

Dr. Sharon A. Center, DVM; Cornell University

 

2008 - Eradication of Cairn Terrier Ocular Melanosis

Dr. Simon M. Petersen-Jones, DVM PhD; Michigan State University

 

2008 - Genotyping Small Breed Dogs with Portosystemic Vascular Anomalies and Microvascular Dysplasia

Dr. Sharon A. Center, DVM; Cornell University

 

2007 - Candidate Gene Investigation of Cairn Terrier Ocular Melanosis

Dr. Simon M. Peteresen-Jones, DVM PhD; Michigan State University

 

2006 – Linkage Analysis of Craniomandibular Osteopathy (CMO) in Terrier Breeds

Dr. Patrick Venta, PhD; Michigan State University

 

2001 – Development of DNA-Based Diagnostic Test for Craniomandibular Osteopathy of the Cairn Terrier, West Highland White Terrier and Scottish Terrier Breeds

Dr. Patrick Venta, PhD; Michigan State University

 

1999 – Development of DNA-Based Diagnostic Test for Craniomandibular Osteopathy of the Cairn Terrier, West Highland White Terrier and Scottish Terrier Breeds

Dr. Patrick Venta, PhD; Michigan State University

Past Research
 
 
For Researchers

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