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
Update on the AKC Canine Health Foundation Epilepsy Initiative October 15, 2018
Read the latest on CHF epilepsy research.
Understanding the Role of E. coli Biofilm in Canine Pyometra September 19, 2018
Read about this pilot study which confirms the ability of E. coli to create biofilm in canine pyometra.
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.
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?
Leptospirosis Information for Dog Owners November 1, 2017
Learn more about this infectious disease
Boxer Update - Spring 2018 July 24, 2018
A Nestle Purina publication dedicated to Boxer enthusiasts.
PPCP Program - DN Magazine February 9, 2018
Article in DN Magazine that describes the Purina PPCP Program.
Chagas Disease Information for Dog Owners January 11, 2018
Important information for dog owners about Chagas Disease created by Michelle Evason and Jason Stull.
Canine Influenza December 10, 2017
Important information for dog owners about canine influenza created by Michelle Evason and Jason Stull.
Genetic Causes of Glaucoma in Cocker Spaniels November 1, 2017
Fall 2017 issue of the Cocker Spaniel Update, courtesy of Purina Pro Plan
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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