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 biannually.
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter (published six times per year.)
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.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards New Grants to Improve Diagnostics for Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs July 25, 2016
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces a second round of new grants awarded through its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative. This comprehensive Initiative addresses important health concerns that include Lyme disease, bartonellosis, and ehrlichiosis, through much-needed research in diagnostics, disease pathogenesis and prevalence.
10 Tips for Improving the Bond with Your Dog June 20, 2016
These 10 tips will help you provide the very best mental, social and physical care for your dog.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards Three New Grants through its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative June 16, 2016
The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces the first round of new grants awarded through its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative.
In Memory of the September 11 Search & Rescue Dogs June 7, 2016
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Bretagne on June 6, 2016. Bretagne was the last known surviving search and rescue dog to have served following the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001. CHF is honored to have funded the long-term medical surveillance study since 2001, led by Dr. Cindy Otto of the University of Pennsylvania and founder of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. Ninety-five search and rescue dogs deployed at the World Trade Center, the Staten Island Landfill and the Pentagon, and 55 non-deployed control search and rescue dogs were enrolled in the study.
Canine Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promising Results June 1, 2008
How the canine melanoma vaccine works and how it is helping to increase the lifespan of dogs diagnosed with melanoma.
A list of signs to help recognize hypothyroidism and the tests used to diagnose the disease.
Cocker Spaniel breeders have collected samples from families of dogs that will aid researchers studying epilepsy.
The myostatin (MSTN) gene mutation that causes double muscling of whippets and the genetic test that is now available.
Translation Medicine June 1, 2008
This article explains what translation medicine is and how this approach can help the medical and scientific communities better understand diseases common to the dog and human.
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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