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AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Study of 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs Enters its Fourteenth Year November 24, 2015

A long-term medical surveillance study which has monitored the health and behavior of the search and rescue dogs deployed following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks enters its fourteenth year.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Study of 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs Enters its Fourteenth Year November 24, 2015

A long-term medical surveillance study which has followed the search and rescue dogs of 9/11 enters its fourteenth year. The study, conducted by Dr. Cindy Otto of the University of Pennsylvania Penn Vet Working Dog Center and funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation has followed the health and behavior of the 9/11 dogs since October 2001.

Three Promising Researchers Named 2016 AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellows November 11, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces the 2016 class of Clinician-Scientist Fellows. Learn more about these researchers who are committed to canine health research.

CHF Featured in WebMD Article on Canine Cancer November 5, 2015

Learn more about how your support of CHF is helping researchers better understand and treat cancer in dogs and humans.

Currently Funded Research October 1, 2015

Our research portfolio ranges from molecular research that may identify the genetic cause of disease or study the underlying mechanism of disease pathogenesis to clinical research that may test the efficacy of a drug.

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Researchers Begin to Study Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Poodles July 1, 2007

An overview of a congenital heart disease known as patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), how test for it and what it means for breeders.

Researchers Study Genetic Basis of Bloat in High-Risk Breeds July 1, 2007

An overview of Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), commonly called canine bloat, how to recognize the condition, and research being done on bloat.

Lymphangiectasia Is a Genetic Condition in Yorkshire Terriers July 1, 2007

How to recognize and treat lymphanagiectasia, a type of protein-losing enteropathy.

Researchers Study Treatment & Genetics of Canine Bladder Cancer July 1, 2007

Signs of bladder cancer as well as updates on research to improve bladder cancer treatment options.

Researchers Study MDR1 Gene Mutation in Controlling Seizures July 1, 2007

The genetic mutation that causes some dogs to be unresponsive to a variety of drugs, the test that is now available for that mutation, and what the mutation means to epileptic dogs.

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