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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.

HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter 

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Canine Health Articles

New Treatment Strategies for Canine Mammary Tumors October 15, 2018

AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and its donors are currently funding two studies aimed at new treatment strategies for canine mammary tumors.

Update on the AKC Canine Health Foundation Epilepsy Initiative October 15, 2018

Read the latest on CHF epilepsy research.

Flat-Coated Retriever Foundation and Golden Retriever Foundation Add Matching Funds for Canine Hemangiosarcoma Research September 19, 2018

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has extended their matched funding opportunity for the 2018 Hemangiosarcoma Research Initiative with a gift from the Flat-Coated Retriever Foundation.

Understanding the Role of E. coli Biofilm in Canine Pyometra September 19, 2018

Read about this pilot study which confirms the ability of E. coli to create biofilm in canine pyometra.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Earns Coveted Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator September 6, 2018

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This acknowledges that CHF exceeds industry standards for fiscal responsibility and outperforms most charities in its category.

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Canine Morphology: Hunting for Genes and Tracking Mutations March 1, 2010

Recent advances in canine genomics have made exploration of genetic mechanisms controlling breedspecific differences possible.

Researchers Seek Genetic Marker for Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease January 1, 2010

The research being done on Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease as well as the surgical options for the disease.

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.

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 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.

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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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