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 quarterly.
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
Another MGR Spotted at CCR MX MXJ March 1, 2018
Meet Brooklyn. He is our featured dog for the month of March in the 2018 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.
GCH Kashmir’s Rising Star February 1, 2018
Meet Beau. He is our featured dog for the month of February in the 2018 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.
Canine Leptospirosis – On the Rise? December 19, 2017
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease; in both dogs and humans, leptospirosis can cause severe kidney or liver failure, meningitis, difficulty breathing, and in some cases, lead to death.
CH Summertime's Smooth Sailing CD RE JH AX AXJ CA December 1, 2017
Meet Felton. He is our featured dog for the month of December in the 2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.
New Research in Canine Semen Evaluation and Fertility Outcomes November 30, 2017
Artificial insemination (AI) is not an uncommon practice in canine reproduction, and in addition to the practice of AI, the use of chilled or frozen sperm has increased in popularity. But what are the effects of these storage methods on reproductive outcomes?
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.
What dog owners can do for dogs with some types of eye disease.
Recent advances in canine genomics have made exploration of genetic mechanisms controlling breedspecific differences possible.
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.
Bulldog breeders are encouraged to health test and register results with the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC).
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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.
Discoveries Issue 31 January 1, 2010
Article topics include influenza, the 7th Biennial National Parent Club Canine Health Conference and more.
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