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.
e-Newsletter - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
‘I feel it in my gut’ – an unexpected relationship between gut bacteria and brain disease in dogs March 20, 2017
Summary of a recent CHF-sponsored paper published in PLOS One: ‘The Association of Specific Constituents of the Fecal Microbiota with Immune-Mediated Brain Disease in Dogs’.
BIS BISS GCH Brywood Heluva Ride March 1, 2017
Meet Toodles, our March 2017 featured dog.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards First Research Grant Through the Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium with the National Cancer Institute February 27, 2017
The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded the first research grant through the Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium (CBTC). The CBTC was launched at the National Institutes of Health by a group of clinicians and investigators in the fields of veterinary and human neuro-oncology, clinical trials, neuropathology, and drug development.
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.
There is considerable confusion regarding when, if, and what tests are appropriate or recommended for use to diagnose cancer in companion animals or whether any of these tests can be used to detect cancer in the early stages or predict if a healthy dog will develop cancer. This article is intended to provide pet owners with some basic understanding of the diagnostic process – why and when testing is necessary, what are some the benefits and what are some the pitfalls. It also is meant to encourage communication with primary care veterinarians and specialists in order to maximize the potential of a team approach to health care.
Alliances Between AKC Clubs and Veterinary Schools Prove to Have Great Rewards for Both July 21, 2010
This article is about The Atlanta Kennel Club's positive experience in partnering with the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine for over twenty years.
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency and ongoing research on the genetic cause of the disease.
The story of how poodle breeders have helped to advance canine epilepsy research.
What dog owners can do for dogs with some types of eye disease.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Issue 29 July 1, 2009
Article topics include hip dysplasia, ground-breaking for the Purina Event Center, the mysteries of thyroid disease and more.
Discoveries Issue 28B April 1, 2009
Article topics include epilepsy, hemangiosarcoma, and the genetic test for hereditary cataracts in the Australian Shepherd.
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.
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