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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:

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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.

Your Impact: Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging Identifies Residual Cancer During Surgery to Remove Sarcomas May 29, 2015

Surgery is the most effective method to treat solid tumors. Local recurrences happen when tumor cells are left in the wound during surgery. Learn how near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging is being used to identify cancer and cancer cells remaining in surgical incisions.

Assembling a Simple, 20-Piece Canine First Aid Kit May 29, 2015

Accidents happen. Having a canine first aid kit will enable you to respond to and treat common canine injuries and ailments.

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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.

2006: A Banner Year For Canine Health Discoveries! December 1, 2006

This article is about the advances in canine genetic knowledge that have been discovered in the past year.

2006 Dog Owners and Breeders Symposium Summaries July 31, 2006

Summaries of the presenations made at the 2005 Dog Owners and Breeders Symposium at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

On Supporting Breed Specific Research June 1, 2006

This article is about why the AKC Canine Health Foundation supports breed specific research and how the phylogeny study shows clubs reasons sponsor research not specific to their breed.

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