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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:

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Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published quarterly.

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AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces New Clinician-Scientist Fellowship to Honor the Life of GCHP Hill Country's Let's Get Ready To Rumble July 27, 2017

The families of beloved Pug, "Rumble", proudly announce the establishment of an annual Clinician-Scientist Fellowship with the AKC Canine Health Foundation

GCH Whitland One for the Money TD MH22 “Cash” July 1, 2017

Meet Cash. He is our featured dog for the month of July in the 2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.

Canine Brucellosis Update June 21, 2017

Canine brucellosis is a reproductive disease caused by the bacterium Brucella canis (B. canis), which can cause infertility, abortion, and severe spinal infections in dogs.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces New Research to Tackle Bloat in Dogs June 1, 2017

Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV, or bloat) is a serious problem for many canine breeds, but little is truly known about the causes of this deadly disease.

Am./Can. Ch. Indian Bend Too Hot To Handle "Rodney" June 1, 2017

Meet Rodney. He's our featured dog for the month of June in the 2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.

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Genetic Testing for prcd-PRA Is Recommended Before Breeding January 1, 2010

Genetic testing recommendations for Progressive Retinal Atrophy and what the results mean to breeders.

Cord1-PRA Genetic Testing Recommended for Miniature Dachshunds January 1, 2010

The genetic test available for Progressive Retinal Atrophy and the implications for breeders.

Breeders Should Take Precautions to Prevent Canine Brucellosis January 1, 2010

Description of the devestating reproductive disease Canine Brucellosis including how it spreads, available tests and ongoing research.

Breeders Welcome New DNA Test for Primary Lens Luxation January 1, 2010

The discovery of the gene for Primary Lens Luxation and the resulting genetic test.

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 27 September 1, 2008

Article topics include growing smart puppies, the genetic test for Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), and more.

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.

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