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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 quarterly.

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Canine Health Articles

Blastomycosis in Dogs April 4, 2017

Learn more about blastomycosis and how to keep your dog safe.

Research Outcome: 02248: Identification of a Novel Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Gene and Its Underlying Disease Mechanism March 27, 2017

Researchers have identified a new gene linked to juvenile epilepsy in dogs. Finding this gene defect has important implications for understanding epilepsy, and could help treat epilepsy in both dogs and humans.

‘I feel it in my gut’ – an unexpected relationship between gut bacteria and brain disease in dogs March 20, 2017

Summary of a recent CHF-sponsored paper published in PLOS One: ‘The Association of Specific Constituents of the Fecal Microbiota with Immune-Mediated Brain Disease in Dogs’.

BIS BISS GCH Brywood Heluva Ride March 1, 2017

Meet Toodles, our March 2017 featured dog.

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Lyme Disease January 26, 2017

Learn more about Lyme disease and how your investment is making an impact for both dogs and people.

Living with Lymphoma May 30, 2014

Cachet, a Portuguese Water Dog, was 8 years old when she was diagnosed with lymphoma. Read Cachet's inspiring story about living with cancer.

Customizing Canine Care - Updates Presented at the 2013 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference November 5, 2013

Success stories in recent canine health research embrace an individual, or customized, approach to treating disease. Adult stem cells and platelet-rich plasma provide the rich healing properties needed for soft-tissue injuries, and gene expression profiling is leading us to the day when cancer treatment can be targeted to individuals.

A Practical Guide to Diagnostic Testing for Veterinary Cancer Patients August 16, 2013

There is considerable confusion regarding when, if, and what tests are appropriate or recommended for use to diagnose cancer in companion animals or whether any of these tests can be used to detect cancer in the early stages or predict if a healthy dog will develop cancer. This article is intended to provide pet owners with some basic understanding of the diagnostic process – why and when testing is necessary, what are some the benefits and what are some the pitfalls. It also is meant to encourage communication with primary care veterinarians and specialists in order to maximize the potential of a team approach to health care.

Alliances Between AKC Clubs and Veterinary Schools Prove to Have Great Rewards for Both July 21, 2010

This article is about The Atlanta Kennel Club's positive experience in partnering with the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine for over twenty years.

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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 38 October 1, 2011

Article topics include Blastomycosis, Acupuncture for Dogs and Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter in the Toy Fox Terrier and Rat Terrier.

Discoveries Issue 37 July 1, 2011

Article topics include Atopic Dermatitis and Pyruvate Dehyrogenase Phosphate 1 (PDP1) Deficiency.

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.

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