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.
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
Leptospirosis Information for Dog Owners November 1, 2017
Learn more about this infectious disease
GCH Monamour JP First Kiss October 1, 2017
Meet Frosty. He is our featured dog for the month of October in the 2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.
The American Kennel Club Names 2017 Breeder Of The Year Group Honorees September 28, 2017
AKC Canine Health Foundation Board Member, Tina Truesdale, Honored as 2017 AKC Breeder of the Year in Working Group
CHF Announces Funding for Clinical Trial to Study Cannabidiol to Treat Drug Resistant Epilepsy in Dogs September 6, 2017
AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Funding for Clinical Trial to Study Cannabidiol to Treat Drug Resistant Epilepsy in Dogs
GCH Kellyglen's Twilight Affair September 1, 2017
Meet Ella. She is our featured dog for the month of September in the 2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.
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.
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.
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.
Hemangiosarcoma Studies Focus on DNA Test & Targeted Therapy September 1, 2009
The signs of hemangiosarcoma and the research efforts to create a DNA test and targeted therapies for the disease.
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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