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.
e-Newsletter - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
An Update on the Health Effects of Spay/Neuter in Dogs February 20, 2019
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and its donors have invested in research to explore the effects that neutering can have on dogs’ health. Evidence-based, breed-specific information is needed so that caregivers can make the best decisions for the long-term health of their dog(s).
Read about the success of one AKC/AKC CHF/TF Theriogenology Residency Program graduate in her career as a canine reproductive specialist.
CHF-funded researchers investigate new and more accurate methods to diagnose canine hypothyroidism.
Breeding Soundness Examination of the Bitch November 15, 2018
Summary of an article written by AKC/AKC Canine Health Foundation/Theriogenology Foundation Theriogenology Residency recipient Dr. Carla Barstow on breeding soundness examination of the bitch.
Update on the AKC Canine Health Foundation Epilepsy Initiative October 15, 2018
Read the latest on CHF epilepsy research.
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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