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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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Understanding the Role of E. coli Biofilm in Canine Pyometra September 19, 2018

Read about this pilot study which confirms the ability of E. coli to create biofilm in canine pyometra.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Earns Coveted Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator September 6, 2018

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This acknowledges that CHF exceeds industry standards for fiscal responsibility and outperforms most charities in its category.

Joint Collaboration to Fight Aggressive Form of Canine Cancer August 3, 2018

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an ongoing matched funding opportunity for their Hemangiosarcoma Research Initiative.

Responsible Use of DNA Testing July 30, 2018

AKC Canine Health Foundation Partners with IPFD in their Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative to Support Responsible Use of DNA Testing for Dog Health and Breeding

Funding Announced for 2019 Theriogenology Residency Programs July 30, 2018

AKC and CHF, and their partners at the TF announce that the University of Pennsylvania and Auburn University have been selected through a competitive grant application process to receive residency program funding in 2019.

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Breeders Are Encouraged to Health Test for Patellar Luxation April 1, 2010

A description of patellar luxation and the available health tests for the orthopedic disease.

Parent Club Urges Participation in CHIC Blood Draw Clinics April 1, 2010

The Dalmatian Club of America requirements for the Canine Health Information Center database and the benefits of participation.

ARVC Gene Mutation Discovery Gives Breeders Another Testing Tool April 1, 2010

The breakthrough discovery of the gene mutation that causes arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in Boxers and the genetic test now available to breeders. ARVC is a heart disease that can cause sudden death without any warning.

Weighing In on the Risks & Benefits of Early Sterilization in Rottweilers April 1, 2010

The pros and cons of early spay and neuter of rottweilers.

Canine Morphology: Hunting for Genes and Tracking Mutations March 1, 2010

Recent advances in canine genomics have made exploration of genetic mechanisms controlling breedspecific differences possible.

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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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