The Continued Threat of Leptospirosis May 17, 2019
Protect your family and dogs by staying informed about leptospirosis risks, symptoms, and research.
Canine Epigenetics and Aging May 1, 2019
Mapping of the human and canine genomes and continued advancements in genetic technology provide new areas of exploration into how we age and our susceptibility to diseases as we get older.
AKC Canine Health Foundation funded researchers at the University of California, Davis are working to improve the statistics for dogs with osteosarcoma through the exploration of immunotherapy.
Hair Coat Disorder in Schipperkes Resembles Alopecia X April 1, 2019
Researchers describe the clinical, histopathological (microscopic), and laboratory characteristics of a hair coat disorder in Schipperkes that resembles Alopecia X.
Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London explored owner use of dietary supplements in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy.
Steroid responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRMA) is a common inflammatory disease of the central nervous system in young dogs. Owners and researchers are collaborating with the AKC Canine Health Foundation to learn more about the disease in North American dogs.
Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension in Dogs February 27, 2019
With funding from CHF Grant 01982, researchers at the University of California, Davis examined the diagnostic value of quantitative indirect echocardiographic indices of pulmonary hypertension to predict pulmonary artery pressure in dogs.
An Update on the Health Effects of Spay/Neuter in Dogs February 20, 2019
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and its donors have invested in research to explore the effects that neutering can have on dogs’ health. Evidence-based, breed-specific information is needed so that caregivers can make the best decisions for the long-term health of their dog(s).
Read about the success of one AKC/AKC CHF/TF Theriogenology Residency Program graduate in her career as a canine reproductive specialist.
CHF-funded researchers investigate new and more accurate methods to diagnose canine hypothyroidism.
Help Future Generations of Dogs
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