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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.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Funding to Address Canine Thyroid Disease August 29, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an exciting new grant that aims to address thyroid disease in dogs. Funding for this grant is made possible by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), a long-time partner of CHF.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Hires Bradford Brady as Director of Development August 1, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce that Bradford Brady has been hired as director of development for the Foundation. In this role, Mr. Brady will lead the Foundation’s fundraising efforts to further the mission of the organization.

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.

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Researchers Hope to Identify Genetic Markers for Refractory Epilepsy June 1, 2008

Ongoing research on the genetic differences between epileptic dogs that respond to the medication phenobarbital and those dogs who do not.

Tracheal Hypoplasia Requires Proper Management June 1, 2008

The condition Tracheal Hypoplasia and how to manage it.

Researcher Looks for Genetic Mutations Causing Canine Liver Shunts June 1, 2008

Signs of liver shunts, the mode of inheritance, management of the disease and current research.

Researchers Hope to Identify Genetic Mutations for Cryptorchidism May 1, 2008

An overview of research being done on cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both testicles fail to descend and what to do when dogs hae the condition.

Development of a National Canine Cancer Biospecimen Repository March 1, 2008

This article is about the CCOGC's development of a biospecimen repository, collecting tissues and fluids dogs with specific cancer types that are major problems in the dog and human population.

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