Articles & Newsletters
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Library is a comprehensive list of all the canine health articles available on this website. You can search for an article by research area or breed. The information is divided into four sections:
Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published quarterly.
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
A One Health Approach to Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses July 15, 2019
CHF-funded researchers are studying a class of rare, fatal disorders of the nervous system called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL). The knowledge gained may help dogs and people affected by this devastating disease.
Thanks to AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) funding, researchers are exploring the effects of age and sperm characteristics on fertility.
Regenerative Medicine for Canine Cartilage Disorders June 3, 2019
Regenerative medicine uses the body’s own cells and proteins to promote healing and may be used to treat tendon and ligament injuries, spinal conditions, and osteoarthritis in dogs.
Gallbladder mucocele formation in dogs is an emerging and deadly disease. CHF and its donors remain committed to finding answers about this disease to inform better treatment and prevention strategies.
The Continued Threat of Leptospirosis May 17, 2019
Protect your family and dogs by staying informed about leptospirosis risks, symptoms, and research.
Kennels Contribute to Canine Chagas Disease Research July 15, 2019
Read about CHF-funded research on Chagas Disease in this article from Today's Breeder by Purina ProPlan.
Survival of the Friendliest? July 5, 2019
Two scientists are increasing our understanding of canine cognition, and of the dog's unique and special relationship to humans. Published in the July issue of The Canine Chronicle.
Dog Update - Tick-Borne Disease Summer 2019 June 4, 2019
Studies of Lyme Disease, Bartonellosis And American Canine Hepatozoonosis in Dogs Focus on Prevalence & Understanding
Dachshund Update - Hemangiosarcoma Spring 2019 May 22, 2019
Learn about CHF-funded research on hemangiosarcoma in this issue of Purina ProPlan's Dachshund Update.
Rottweiler Update - Hemangiosarcoma Spring 2019 May 10, 2019
Learn about CHF-funded research on hemangiosarcoma in this issue of Purina ProPlan's Rottweiler Update.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Summer 2019 July 15, 2019
Topics include the microbiome-gut-brain axis and epilepsy, canine atopy, Calming Care probiotic, and researcher spotlight on Dr. Karen Munana.
Discoveries Spring 2019 April 17, 2019
Topics include personalized medicine for canine mast cell tumor treatment, diagnosing tick-borne disease, the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program, and a donor spotlight featuring Carolyn and Gary Koch.
Discoveries Winter 2019 January 16, 2019
Topics include mitral valve disease, working dog cognition, and 2018 annual award winners
Discoveries Fall 2018 October 15, 2018
Topics include the 9/11 Medical Surveillance Study, CHF's Hemangiosarcoma Research Initiative, and researcher Dr. Cindy Otto.
Discoveries Summer 2018 July 16, 2018
Topics include degenerative myelopathy, Leptospirosis, 2018 theriogenology residents, and researcher Dr. Joan Coates.
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