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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 biannually.

HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter (published six times per year.)

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Canine Health Articles

Blastomycosis in Dogs April 4, 2017

Learn more about blastomycosis and how to keep your dog safe.

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Supports Canine Health with $219,203 Donation to the AKC Canine Health Foundation March 28, 2017

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce that $219,203 has been donated by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company to support canine health through the Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program.

Research Outcome: 02248: Identification of a Novel Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Gene and Its Underlying Disease Mechanism March 27, 2017

Researchers have identified a new gene linked to juvenile epilepsy in dogs. Finding this gene defect has important implications for understanding epilepsy, and could help treat epilepsy in both dogs and humans.

‘I feel it in my gut’ – an unexpected relationship between gut bacteria and brain disease in dogs March 20, 2017

Summary of a recent CHF-sponsored paper published in PLOS One: ‘The Association of Specific Constituents of the Fecal Microbiota with Immune-Mediated Brain Disease in Dogs’.

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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency May Have Complex Inheritance Pattern May 1, 2010

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency and ongoing research on the genetic cause of the disease.

ARVC Gene Mutation Discovery Gives Breeders Another Testing Tool April 1, 2010

The breakthrough discovery of the gene mutation that causes arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in Boxers and the genetic test now available to breeders. ARVC is a heart disease that can cause sudden death without any warning.

Weighing In on the Risks & Benefits of Early Sterilization in Rottweilers April 1, 2010

The pros and cons of early spay and neuter of rottweilers.

Proactive Breeders Improve Outcomes for Dogs with Ocular Diseases April 1, 2010

What dog owners can do for dogs with some types of eye disease.

Getting Smart About Cancer: How to Achieve an Accurate Diagnosis April 1, 2010

How cancer is diagnosed and what a dog owner can expect if you find a lump on your dog.

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Discoveries

The award-winning print newsletter of the  AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.

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.

Discoveries Issue 41 July 1, 2012

Topics include: Part 3 of four series about inproper nail length can effect posture, Pythiosis, Updatee on Exercise-Induced Collapse and Border Collie Collapse, etc.

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