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 biannually.
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter (published six times per year.)
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Meets Year I Fundraising Goal for Tick-Borne Disease Initiative; Launches Year II to Continue Progress in Research January 19, 2017
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce it has met the Year I fundraising goal of $250,000 for its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative, launched in February 2016. Funds raised were matched dollar-for-dollar by the American Kennel Club.
AKC Canine Health Foundation, Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and The International Partnership for Dogs Announce the “Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs” Initiative January 17, 2017
The ever-increasing emergence of new canine DNA tests and testing laboratories has made choosing quality DNA testing providers and the right DNA tests for health and breeding decisions increasingly challenging for many owners, breeders and veterinarians. Working with a wide-spectrum of stakeholders in dog health, the International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) "Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs" initiative will provide practical support to address these challenges.
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.
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.
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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