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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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Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published quarterly.

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Canine Health Articles

New Research into Spontaneously Occurring Cancer in Dogs Helping to Inform Human Disease September 24, 2015

AKC Canine Health Foundation, NIH, and others contribute funding to research linked to discovering new treatment options for lymphoma that may impact dogs and their human companions.

Veterinary Students, Canine Health Professionals Gather in St. Louis for Insight on Medical and Scientific Advances September 23, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization celebrating 20 years of preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs, hosted a successful 2015 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference August 7-9 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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.

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AKC and the Veterinary Community March 1, 2006

This article is about the AKC and veterinarians are working together to improve the health and well being of animals.

Dog Genome Sequence and Analysis Published in Nature March 1, 2006

This article discusses the comparison of dog and human DNA and what the structure of genetic variation among breeds reveals.

Cloning and Stem Cells December 1, 2005

This article shares an understanding of cloning. It also describes how stem cells can be cloned and have the ability to differentiate into other cell types.

Canine Influenza Update December 1, 2005

This article is about how to properly diagnose and treat canine influenza and where the latest updates can be found.

2005 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference Summary Slides October 21, 2005

Slides to accompany the presentation summaries for the 2005 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.

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