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.)
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Meets Year I Fundraising Goal for Tick-Borne Disease Initiative; Launches Year II to Continue Progress in Research January 19, 2017
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce it has met the Year I fundraising goal of $250,000 for its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative, launched in February 2016. Funds raised were matched dollar-for-dollar by the American Kennel Club.
AKC Canine Health Foundation, Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and The International Partnership for Dogs Announce the “Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs” Initiative January 17, 2017
The ever-increasing emergence of new canine DNA tests and testing laboratories has made choosing quality DNA testing providers and the right DNA tests for health and breeding decisions increasingly challenging for many owners, breeders and veterinarians. Working with a wide-spectrum of stakeholders in dog health, the International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) "Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs" initiative will provide practical support to address these challenges.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Celebrates Donors and Milestones in Canine Health at Canines & Cocktails Gala January 12, 2017
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) celebrated their donors and the many milestones made in canine health research this year at the 6th annual Canines & Cocktails gala on December 15, 2016 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL.
TRUE OR FALSE? 10 Common Canine Influenza Beliefs Explained January 6, 2017
Canine infectious disease expert, Dr. Jason Stull, provides the facts about canine influenza virus (CIV) and how to make the best choices to protect your dog.
Tick Borne-Disease Initiative January 1, 2017
Learn more about CHF's tick borne-disease initiative.
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.
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.
Cancer - We CAN Treat it! July 29, 2009
Summary of presentation on cancer treatments made at the 2000 Dog Owners and Breeders Symposium at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
Delegates’ Canine Health Committee June 28, 2009
This article describes some of the efforts and accomplishments of the Delegate Canine Health Committee.
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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