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.
e-Newsletter - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
New Canine Genetic Testing Initiative February 9, 2017
The "IPFD Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs," initiative provides practical support to address the challenges associated with the often confusing world of canine DNA testing. It strives to support consumer confidence in DNA testing, educate consumers in the use of these tests as tools to reduce the incidence of inherited disease, and reduce redundant international efforts.
Research Spotlight: Lyme Disease January 26, 2017
Learn more about Lyme disease and how your support of CHF is making an impact.
TRUE OR FALSE? 10 Common Canine Influenza Beliefs Explained January 6, 2017
Canine infectious disease expert, Dr. Jason Stull, provides the facts about canine influenza virus (CIV) and how to make the best choices to protect your dog.
Tick-Borne Disease Initiative Grants September 16, 2016
Learn more about the grants awarded through the AKC Canine Health Foundation's Tick-Borne Disease Initiative.
Hyposensitizing Dogs to Atopic Dermatitis July 26, 2016
Up to 10 percent of dogs are affected by atopic dermatitis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease caused by an inappropriate immune reaction to environmental allergens that are mainly absorbed through the skin, orally or from breathing.
Cracking the code to successfully manage the environmental allergens that ailed “Henry,” a gentle, loving chocolate Labrador Retriever, turned into a strategic operation against a plethora of pollens, molds, dust mites, and dander to which he was sensitized.
A description of patellar luxation and the available health tests for the orthopedic disease.
The Dalmatian Club of America requirements for the Canine Health Information Center database and the benefits of participation.
The breakthrough discovery of the gene mutation that causes arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in Boxers and the genetic test now available to breeders. ARVC is a heart disease that can cause sudden death without any warning.
The pros and cons of early spay and neuter of rottweilers.
Recent advances in canine genomics have made exploration of genetic mechanisms controlling breedspecific differences possible.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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