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.)
GCH Teritails Loyal Knight May 1, 2017
Meet Percy, our May 2017 featured dog.
Research Outcome: 02148-A: The Prevalence of the Dal-Negative Blood Type and Its Mode of Inheritance in Doberman Pinschers and in Dalmatians April 19, 2017
Research outcome of grant 02148-A.
Blastomycosis in Dogs April 4, 2017
Learn more about blastomycosis and how to keep your dog safe.
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Supports Canine Health with $219,203 Donation to the AKC Canine Health Foundation March 28, 2017
The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce that $219,203 has been donated by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company to support canine health through the Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program.
Research Outcome: 02248: Identification of a Novel Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Gene and Its Underlying Disease Mechanism March 27, 2017
Researchers have identified a new gene linked to juvenile epilepsy in dogs. Finding this gene defect has important implications for understanding epilepsy, and could help treat epilepsy in both dogs and humans.
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.
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.
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.
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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