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.)
Research Spotlight: Degenerative Myelopathy February 22, 2017
Learn how your investment is making an impact on Degenerative Myelopathy.
A Dog Breeding Roundtable with Veterinary Theriogenology Residents February 16, 2017
Breeding dogs can be complicated. To help increase the number of theriogenologists, veterinary specialists trained to help breeders with the reproductive health of their dogs, provide advice on breeding decisions and care for new litters of puppies, a newly funded Theriogenology Residency Program was introduced last fall.
Research Outcome: Grant 02128-A: Redefining the Recommendations for Prevention of Infectious Disease at Dog Shows and Other Areas Where Dogs Meet and Compete February 13, 2017
To help dog owners and event organizers better understand and prevent transmission of infectious diseases in dogs, the AKC Canine Health Foundation, in collaboration with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, funded a study in order to provide practical guidelines to reduce the risk of disease spread in the canine population. Learn about the recommendations and impact of this exciting study.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Launches Matched-funding Initiative to Better Understand and Treat Epilepsy in Dogs February 9, 2017
The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces a new Initiative to advance research into canine epilepsy. The goal of the Initiative is to provide funds to support innovative research that will advance understanding of the mechanisms underlying epilepsy, leading to more effective treatments, as well as provide educational resources for dog owners and veterinarians.
New Canine Genetic Testing Initiative February 9, 2017
The "IPFD Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs," initiative provides practical support to address the challenges associated with the often confusing world of canine DNA testing. It strives to support consumer confidence in DNA testing, educate consumers in the use of these tests as tools to reduce the incidence of inherited disease, and reduce redundant international efforts.
Selective Breeding Can Prevent Producing EIC-Affected Dogs September 1, 2009
The new genetic test available for Exercise Induced Collapse and how it can help breeders prevent the condition.
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.
Vaccine for Canine Influenza Virus Expected to Help Prevent Outbreaks September 1, 2009
Overview of the Canine Influenza Virus, symptoms, how to stop and outbreak and the new preventative vaccine for the disease.
Researchers Reach Halfway Point in Coat-Color Gene Identification September 1, 2009
The progress toward identifying the genes that determine coat color and the connections between coat color and health of the dog.
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.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Issue 26 June 1, 2008
Article topics include parvovirus, the things dogs will eat, the genetic test for Degenerative Myelopathy and more.
Discoveries Issue 25 March 1, 2008
Article topics include determining the best age to spay or neuter, aspergillosis in dogs, the AKC Guide to Responsible Dog Ownership and more.
Discoveries Issue 24 December 1, 2007
Article topics include Canine Pulmonary Fibrosis, Hemangiosarcoma, the genetic test for Primary Hyperparathyroidism in the Keeshond and more.
Discoveries Issue 22 February 1, 2007
Article topics include the discovery of the gene for Familial Nephropathy in English Cocker Spaniels, the genetic test for Fucosidosis in the English Springer Spaniel, disaster preparedness and more.
Discoveries Issue 21 September 1, 2006
Article topics include the CHIC DNA Bank, health weight for dogs, the genetic test for hemophilia and more.
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