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.)
GCH Whitland One for the Money TD MH22 “Cash” July 1, 2017
Meet Cash. He is our featured dog for the month of July in the 2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.
Canine Brucellosis Update June 21, 2017
Canine brucellosis is a reproductive disease caused by the bacterium Brucella canis (B. canis), which can cause infertility, abortion, and severe spinal infections in dogs.
Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV, or bloat) is a serious problem for many canine breeds, but little is truly known about the causes of this deadly disease.
Am./Can. Ch. Indian Bend Too Hot To Handle "Rodney" June 1, 2017
Meet Rodney. He's our featured dog for the month of June in the 2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month with Research Outcomes and Educational Outreach May 3, 2017
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month by providing information on research outcomes and educational resources on canine cancer to dog lovers during the month of May.
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.
Researchers Seek Genetic Marker for Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease January 1, 2010
The research being done on Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease as well as the surgical options for the disease.
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.
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.
Epilepsy Research Targets Complex Genetic Pattern of Inheritance September 1, 2009
Epilepsy research involving over 100 breeds of dogs. Tips for managing seizures and treatment options are also included.
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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