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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.

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Breeders Are Encouraged to Health Test for Patellar Luxation April 1, 2010

A description of patellar luxation and the available health tests for the orthopedic disease.

Parent Club Urges Participation in CHIC Blood Draw Clinics April 1, 2010

The Dalmatian Club of America requirements for the Canine Health Information Center database and the benefits of participation.

ARVC Gene Mutation Discovery Gives Breeders Another Testing Tool April 1, 2010

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.

Weighing In on the Risks & Benefits of Early Sterilization in Rottweilers April 1, 2010

The pros and cons of early spay and neuter of rottweilers.

Canine Morphology: Hunting for Genes and Tracking Mutations March 1, 2010

Recent advances in canine genomics have made exploration of genetic mechanisms controlling breedspecific differences possible.

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