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AKC Canine Health Foundation to Celebrate Milestones in Canine Health at Canines & Cocktails Gala October 14, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) will celebrate the many milestones made in canine health research this year, and the donors who make this progress possible, at the 6th annual Canines & Cocktails gala on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL.

The American Kennel Club and The Theriogenology Foundation Announce 2016 Companion Animal Residents September 28, 2016

The American Kennel Club, the Theriogenology Foundation and the AKC Canine Health Foundation announce the 2016 residents of the American Kennel Club/Theriogenology Foundation Companion Animal Residencies in Theriogenology.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Makes Strides in Tick-Borne Disease Research to Benefit Dogs September 20, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce ongoing progress through its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative. Launched in February 2016, this comprehensive Initiative addresses important health concerns that include Lyme disease, bartonellosis, and ehrlichiosis, through much-needed research in diagnostics, disease pathogenesis and prevalence. Tick-Borne diseases are an important group of emerging infectious diseases that impact both dogs and their people.

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.

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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.

Megaesophagus Research Focuses on Finding a Genetic Marker September 1, 2009

Summary of the research being done on megaesophagus, a condition where the esophagus fails to function correctly.

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.

Hemangiosarcoma Studies Focus on DNA Test & Targeted Therapy September 1, 2009

The signs of hemangiosarcoma and the research efforts to create a DNA test and targeted therapies for the disease.

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.

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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 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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