Articles & Newsletters
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:
Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published quarterly.
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
Another MGR Spotted at CCR MX MXJ March 1, 2018
Meet Brooklyn. He is our featured dog for the month of March in the 2018 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.
GCH Kashmir’s Rising Star February 1, 2018
Meet Beau. He is our featured dog for the month of February in the 2018 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.
Canine Leptospirosis – On the Rise? December 19, 2017
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease; in both dogs and humans, leptospirosis can cause severe kidney or liver failure, meningitis, difficulty breathing, and in some cases, lead to death.
CH Summertime's Smooth Sailing CD RE JH AX AXJ CA December 1, 2017
Meet Felton. He is our featured dog for the month of December in the 2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.
New Research in Canine Semen Evaluation and Fertility Outcomes November 30, 2017
Artificial insemination (AI) is not an uncommon practice in canine reproduction, and in addition to the practice of AI, the use of chilled or frozen sperm has increased in popularity. But what are the effects of these storage methods on reproductive outcomes?
Living with Lymphoma May 30, 2014
Cachet, a Portuguese Water Dog, was 8 years old when she was diagnosed with lymphoma. Read Cachet's inspiring story about living with cancer.
Customizing Canine Care - Updates Presented at the 2013 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference November 5, 2013
Success stories in recent canine health research embrace an individual, or customized, approach to treating disease. Adult stem cells and platelet-rich plasma provide the rich healing properties needed for soft-tissue injuries, and gene expression profiling is leading us to the day when cancer treatment can be targeted to individuals.
There is considerable confusion regarding when, if, and what tests are appropriate or recommended for use to diagnose cancer in companion animals or whether any of these tests can be used to detect cancer in the early stages or predict if a healthy dog will develop cancer. This article is intended to provide pet owners with some basic understanding of the diagnostic process – why and when testing is necessary, what are some the benefits and what are some the pitfalls. It also is meant to encourage communication with primary care veterinarians and specialists in order to maximize the potential of a team approach to health care.
Alliances Between AKC Clubs and Veterinary Schools Prove to Have Great Rewards for Both July 21, 2010
This article is about The Atlanta Kennel Club's positive experience in partnering with the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine for over twenty years.
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency and ongoing research on the genetic cause of the disease.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Issue 46 November 1, 2013
Includes article topics such as New Canine Health Research funding, CHF received proceeds for the 2014 WKC Poster sales, Dr. Kathryn Meurs awarded Asa Mays Excellence in Canine Health Research award, and much more
Discoveries Issue 45 July 1, 2013
Includes topics on the importance of persistence in canine health research; update on our Bloat Initiative; and our recently released webinar on regenerative medicine.
Discoveries Issue 44 April 1, 2013
Includes topics on how your dog's participation in canine health research matters, regenerative medicine research, pet cancer awareness, and trial for novel brain tumor medication.
Discoveries Issue 43 January 1, 2013
Include topics on the CHF Bloat Initiative, Update on Golden Retriever Collaberative Cancer project, and recipients of the Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program.
Discoveries Issue 42 October 1, 2012
Article topics include the fourth-part series about the dog's bite and how it affects posture and balance, Supraspinatus Tendinopathy, Cleft Palate in the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, etc.
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