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AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards First Research Grant Through the Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium with the National Cancer Institute February 27, 2017

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded the first research grant through the Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium (CBTC). The CBTC was launched at the National Institutes of Health by a group of clinicians and investigators in the fields of veterinary and human neuro-oncology, clinical trials, neuropathology, and drug development.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards First Research Grant Through the Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium with the National Cancer Institute February 27, 2017

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded the first research grant through the Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium (CBTC). The CBTC was launched at the National Institutes of Health by a group of clinicians and investigators in the fields of veterinary and human neuro-oncology, clinical trials, neuropathology, and drug development.

Research Spotlight: Degenerative Myelopathy February 22, 2017

Learn how your investment is making an impact on Degenerative Myelopathy.

A Dog Breeding Roundtable with Veterinary Theriogenology Residents February 16, 2017

Breeding dogs can be complicated. To help increase the number of theriogenologists, veterinary specialists trained to help breeders with the reproductive health of their dogs, provide advice on breeding decisions and care for new litters of puppies, a newly funded Theriogenology Residency Program was introduced last fall.

Research Outcome: Grant 02128-A: Redefining the Recommendations for Prevention of Infectious Disease at Dog Shows and Other Areas Where Dogs Meet and Compete February 13, 2017

To help dog owners and event organizers better understand and prevent transmission of infectious diseases in dogs, the AKC Canine Health Foundation, in collaboration with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, funded a study in order to provide practical guidelines to reduce the risk of disease spread in the canine population. Learn about the recommendations and impact of this exciting study.

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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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