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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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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.

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.

Research Spotlight: Lyme Disease January 26, 2017

Learn more about Lyme disease and how your support of CHF is making an impact.

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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency May Have Complex Inheritance Pattern May 1, 2010

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency and ongoing research on the genetic cause of the disease.

Poodle Breeders Are Instrumental in Advancing Epilepsy Research April 1, 2010

The story of how poodle breeders have helped to advance canine epilepsy research.

Proactive Breeders Improve Outcomes for Dogs with Ocular Diseases April 1, 2010

What dog owners can do for dogs with some types of eye disease.

Getting Smart About Cancer: How to Achieve an Accurate Diagnosis April 1, 2010

How cancer is diagnosed and what a dog owner can expect if you find a lump on your dog.

Breeders Are Encouraged to Health Test for Patellar Luxation April 1, 2010

A description of patellar luxation and the available health tests for the orthopedic disease.

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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 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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