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.)
Tick-Borne Disease Initiative Grants September 16, 2016
Learn more about the grants awarded through the AKC Canine Health Foundation's Tick-Borne Disease Initiative.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Funding to Address Canine Thyroid Disease August 29, 2016
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an exciting new grant that aims to address thyroid disease in dogs. Funding for this grant is made possible by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), a long-time partner of CHF.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce that Bradford Brady has been hired as director of development for the Foundation. In this role, Mr. Brady will lead the Foundation’s fundraising efforts to further the mission of the organization.
Hyposensitizing Dogs to Atopic Dermatitis July 26, 2016
Up to 10 percent of dogs are affected by atopic dermatitis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease caused by an inappropriate immune reaction to environmental allergens that are mainly absorbed through the skin, orally or from breathing.
Cracking the code to successfully manage the environmental allergens that ailed “Henry,” a gentle, loving chocolate Labrador Retriever, turned into a strategic operation against a plethora of pollens, molds, dust mites, and dander to which he was sensitized.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards New Grants to Improve Diagnostics for Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs July 25, 2016
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces a second round of new grants awarded through its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative. This comprehensive Initiative addresses important health concerns that include Lyme disease, bartonellosis, and ehrlichiosis, through much-needed research in diagnostics, disease pathogenesis and prevalence.
Vaccine for Canine Influenza Virus Expected to Help Prevent Outbreaks September 1, 2009
Overview of the Canine Influenza Virus, symptoms, how to stop and outbreak and the new preventative vaccine for the disease.
Stem Cell Clinical Trials Begin for Treatment of Dilated Cardiomyopathy September 1, 2009
An update about ongoing clinical trials using stem cell transplantation therapy in dogs with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
Gastric Carcinoma Research Aims to Unravel Genetic Predisposition September 1, 2009
Research being done to better understand gastric carcinoma, or stomach cancer, and find improved therapies for the disease.
Researchers Reach Halfway Point in Coat-Color Gene Identification September 1, 2009
The progress toward identifying the genes that determine coat color and the connections between coat color and health of the dog.
Selective Breeding Can Prevent Producing EIC-Affected Dogs September 1, 2009
The new genetic test available for Exercise Induced Collapse and how it can help breeders prevent the condition.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Issue 31 January 1, 2010
Article topics include influenza, the 7th Biennial National Parent Club Canine Health Conference and more.
Discoveries Issue 30 October 1, 2009
Article topics include patella luxation, canine lymphoma, Meet the Breeds and more.
Discoveries Issue 29 July 1, 2009
Article topics include hip dysplasia, ground-breaking for the Purina Event Center, the mysteries of thyroid disease and more.
Discoveries Issue 28B April 1, 2009
Article topics include epilepsy, hemangiosarcoma, and the genetic test for hereditary cataracts in the Australian Shepherd.
Discoveries Issue 27 September 1, 2008
Article topics include growing smart puppies, the genetic test for Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), and more.
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