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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:

Canine Health Articles

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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.)

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Canine Health Articles

In Memoriam: Monique Arrington May 19, 2016

Monique Arrington, a 17+ year staff member of the American Kennel Club (AKC), is remembered with a gift to CHF from the Sooner State Kennel Club.

Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion in Dogs May 10, 2016

Learn more about hyperthermia and heat stoke in dogs and how to keep your four-legged friends safe.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards Six New Grants to Study Epilepsy and Reproductive Diseases in Dogs May 9, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces six new grants awarded in the areas of canine epilepsy and canine reproductive disease.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month with Free Online Resources May 4, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month by providing free educational resources and research updates on canine cancer to dog lovers throughout the world.

Mya's Tale of Hope May 3, 2016

Canine osteosarcoma can be a death sentence. But Kahla Ennis' “heart dog,” Mya, showed that with the right treatment, there’s hope for a happy, active life for months or even longer after being diagnosed.

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Hypoglycemia Requires Quick Intervention in Toy and Small Breeds June 1, 2009

The signs of hypoglycemia and how to react to hypoglycemic attack in dogs.

Discovering Inherited Adult-Onset Deafness in Border Collies June 1, 2009

The condition of adult-onset deafness in dogs and the work being done to find the genetic cause of the condition. Information on the BAER hearing test is also included.

Hypothyroidism Testing Is Important in Making Breeding Decisions June 1, 2009

The symptoms, tests and breeding considerations for hypothyroidism.

Gene Mutation Linked to High Uric Acid Levels Identified in Dalmatians June 1, 2009

The research that lead to the discovery of the gene mutation that causes hyperuricosuria in Dalmatians.

Genetic Diseases Are Unique to Three Varieties of Poodle June 1, 2009

The differences in genetic diseases depending on the size variety of the poodle breed.

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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 20 April 1, 2006

Article topics include the discovery of the merle gene, canine dental problems, health surveys and more.

Discoveries 41 July 1, 2012

Article topics include Feet on the Ground, Pythiosis, and Update on Exercise-Induced Collapse and Border Collie Collapse

2013 Fall Discoveries - Issue 46 November 1, 2013

Includes topics such as: New 2014 Oak Grant Funding, Dr. Kathryn Meurs awarded the Asa Mays Excellence award, CHF to receive proceeds from the 2014 WKC poster and more!

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