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Cancer in Dogs Helps to Inform Human Disease September 18, 2015

AKC Canine Health Foundation contributes funding to research linked to discovering new treatment options to benefit both dogs and humans.

Researcher Profile: Dr. Cindy Otto September 9, 2015

Dr. Cindy Otto, DVM, PhD, DACVECC, DACVSMR, CCRT, has a long and diverse career studying the health of search and rescue dogs. Learn more about her CHF-funded research which follows the search and rescue dogs deployed during 9/11.

Douglas Thamm, VMD, DACVIM Receives Asa Mays, DVM Award for Excellence in Canine Health Research August 11, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is proud to announce that Douglas Thamm, VMD, DACVIM, Associate Professor of Oncology at the Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center is the recipient of the 2015 Asa Mays, DVM Award for Excellence in Canine Health Research.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Welcomes Diane Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP as Chief Scientific Officer August 7, 2015

Dr. Diane Brown joins the AKC Canine Health Foundation as Chief Scientici Officer (CSO)

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces 2015 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference August 7-9 July 28, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce it is hosting the 2015 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference August 7-9.

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DNA Suppressor Gene Accounts for Size Differences in Dogs July 1, 2007

Dogs are the only species to produce adults with such a wide range of sizes. This article discusses the DNA sequence responsible for breed size.

Researchers Study PPS Cataracts in Rottweilers July 1, 2007

Research looking for the mode of inheritance for cataracts.

Early Treatment for Corneal Ulcers Helps to Save Vision July 1, 2007

How to recognize and treat Corneal Ulcers.

Alopecia X Researchers Study "Mystery Skin Disease" July 1, 2007

The mystery skin disease Alopecia X and research done on the disease.

Veterinary Outreach for Kennel Clubs June 1, 2007

This article is about the AKC’s Veterinary Outreach program and why a strong relationship between the AKC andthe veterinary community is essential.

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