AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Research Helps Labrador Retriever Breeders Manage a Devastating Disease February 21, 2020
Thanks to dedicated breeders like Dr. Fran Smith and research supported by the AKC Canine Health Foundation, Labrador Retriever breeders, owners, and veterinarians now have a better understanding of exercise-induced collapse and tools to manage it.
CHF-funded researchers concluded that priming of central nervous system immune cells, advancing age, and a mutation in the gene that codes for superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) are all risk factors for development of clinical signs of canine DM.
Coronavirus - Information for Dog Owners February 6, 2020
Coronavirus infection information for dog owners.
Diet-Related Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs January 15, 2020
Several research studies are underway to explore factors influencing the apparent increase in incidence of diet-related dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs, including a multi-institutional, prospective study supported by the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF).
Learn about research on this rare but devastating cancer in dogs and humans.
Summary of Canine Health Bytes Webinar: “Canine Degenerative Myelopathy: From Gene Mutation Discovery to Clinical Trials” November 20, 2019
A brief summary of the Canine Health Bytes webinar on canine degenerative myelopathy, presented by Dr. Joan Coates in October 2019.
Research to Improve Working Dog Success November 15, 2019
With research supported by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and its donors, investigators are exploring the temperamental traits and cognitive skills that determine a successful working dog.
Personalized Medicine for Dogs September 15, 2019
The field of personalized medicine is flourishing in human and veterinary healthcare and the AKC Canine Health Foundation and its donors are funding research to advance the health of all dogs, on a personal level.
An Update on Canine Leptospirosis September 4, 2019
The latest CHF-funded epidemiologic data on canine leptospirosis in North America is presented.
The Cattle Dog That Could August 27, 2019
Meet 11-year-old “Skoal,” an Australian Cattle Dog who has wowed crowds at national-level agility events, including the 2019 AKC Agility Cup presented by EEM, thanks to his trainer, owner…and great care.
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