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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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AKC Canine Health Foundation Celebrates Donors and Milestones in Canine Health at Canines & Cocktails Gala January 12, 2017

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) celebrated their donors and the many milestones made in canine health research this year at the 6th annual Canines & Cocktails gala on December 15, 2016 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL.

TRUE OR FALSE? 10 Common Canine Influenza Beliefs Explained January 6, 2017

Canine infectious disease expert, Dr. Jason Stull, provides the facts about canine influenza virus (CIV) and how to make the best choices to protect your dog.

Tick Borne-Disease Initiative January 1, 2017

Learn more about CHF's tick borne-disease initiative.

Discoveries Winter Newsletter December 22, 2016

Read CHF's award-winning Discoveries Newsletter

AKC Canine Health Foundation Receives More Than $35,000 Donation From Purina to Fund Canine Disease Research December 15, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), thanks to a more than $35,000 donation from Purina® and thousands of pet owners across the nation, will continue to invest in key canine health research initiatives.

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Breeders are Encouraged to Health Test Dogs & Participate in CHIC January 1, 2010

Bulldog breeders are encouraged to health test and register results with the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC).

Genetic Testing for prcd-PRA Is Recommended Before Breeding January 1, 2010

Genetic testing recommendations for Progressive Retinal Atrophy and what the results mean to breeders.

Cord1-PRA Genetic Testing Recommended for Miniature Dachshunds January 1, 2010

The genetic test available for Progressive Retinal Atrophy and the implications for breeders.

Breeders Welcome New DNA Test for Primary Lens Luxation January 1, 2010

The discovery of the gene for Primary Lens Luxation and the resulting genetic test.

Breeders Should Take Precautions to Prevent Canine Brucellosis January 1, 2010

Description of the devestating reproductive disease Canine Brucellosis including how it spreads, available tests and ongoing research.

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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 36 April 1, 2011

Article topics include dangerous mushrooms for canines, noise phobia, the "mean seeds" study, hereditary cataract in French Bulldogs and remembering Stephanie Katz BC-DMT.

Discoveries Issue 35 January 1, 2011

Article topics include Major Histocompatibility Complex and Autoimmune Disease, Pug Dog Encephalitis, the 2010 President's award winners: Dr. Bill and Tina Truesdale and more

Discoveries Issue 34 November 1, 2010

Article topics include autosomal recessive centronuclear myopathy in the Labrador Retriever and transitional cell carcinoma.

Discoveries Issue 33 July 1, 2010

Article topics include gastric carcinoma research, canine travel tips, hyperuricosuria and more.

Discoveries Issue 32 April 1, 2010

Article topics include vaccines and vaccination protocols, bone cancer and the genetic test for cataracts in the Boston Terrier.

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