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Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs April 22, 2013

CHF-funded researcher, Dr. Jeffery Biskup, discusses CCL rupture in dogs and the surgical treatment for this common orthopedic injury.

CHF is Committed to Groundbreaking Regenerative Medicine Research April 1, 2013

Regenerative medicine is chaning the landscape of modern medicine. Diseases that were once thought to be incurable are no longer hopeless, and injuries that were once debilitating are now treatable.

Update on Mitral Valve Disease Research January 31, 2013

Dr. Mark Oyama provides information on mitral valve disease and his on-going research to treat the condition.

Vigilance Key in Overcoming Mitral Valve Disease January 31, 2013

Two dog owners share their personal experiences with dogs diagnosed with mitral valve disease including participating in research on the disease. Mitral valve disease is a condition where, over time, the mitral valve of the heart degrades.

Keeping Dogs' Paws Healthy November 19, 2012

Since dogs spend so much time running, jumping, fetching and generally romping indoors and outside, is it any wonder that having healthy paws is so important for a dog's well being? A few simple steps will keep your dog's paws in good shape and help you recognize common ailments of the foot.

Supraspinatus Tendinopathy October 1, 2012

In the dog, supraspinatus tendinopathy is similar to rotator cuff injury in humans. The supraspinatus muscle is responsible for extension of the shoulder joint. Injury to the tendon of the supraspinatus muscle causes inflammation.

Beyond the Genome October 1, 2012

Beyond the genome, much progress has been made in our understanding of the regulation of health and disease. Developing a greater understanding of all of these mechanisms of disease development in the dog is critical and will likely help solve some of our most complex health problems – not just in dogs, but in humans too.

It's More than Just Bite! October 1, 2012

Part four of the four Series on Posture: Skull shape is one of the most biologically important variations in the dog, because changing the “default” cone-shaped head will change the size and shape of the brain case, the eyes, nose, teeth and airway. There are some health risks that are suspected to have associations with the size and shape of the dog’s head.

Brachycephalic Research Shows Body Condition Is Key to Thermoregulation September 19, 2012

Recent research by Michael Davis, D.V.M., professor of physiological sciences and director of the Comparative Exercise Physiology Laboratory at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, showed that a dog’s body condition score has an even greater impact on thermoregulation, or the ability to maintain a steady body temperature, than does being a brachycephalic breed. The AKC Canine Health Foundation and several parent clubs helped to fund the research.

Pythiosis July 1, 2012

Sometimes referred to as "swamp cancer", Pyrhiosis is a relatively rare, but emerging infectious disease of domestic animals that is derived from an algae-like fungi that enters the body through the nose/ sinuses, esophagus or broken skin through contact with water.

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