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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

Articles Available for Download (PDF)

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

GCH Derby's Toast With Gusto February 1, 2017

Learn more about Gus, our featured dog in February!

Research Spotlight: Lyme Disease January 26, 2017

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

Research Spotlight: Hemangiosarcoma January 26, 2017

Learn how your investment is impacting hemangiosarcoma research.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Meets Year I Fundraising Goal for Tick-Borne Disease Initiative; Launches Year II to Continue Progress in Research January 19, 2017

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce it has met the Year I fundraising goal of $250,000 for its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative, launched in February 2016. Funds raised were matched dollar-for-dollar by the American Kennel Club.

AKC Canine Health Foundation, Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and The International Partnership for Dogs Announce the “Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs” Initiative January 17, 2017

The ever-increasing emergence of new canine DNA tests and testing laboratories has made choosing quality DNA testing providers and the right DNA tests for health and breeding decisions increasingly challenging for many owners, breeders and veterinarians. Working with a wide-spectrum of stakeholders in dog health, the International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) "Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs" initiative will provide practical support to address these challenges.

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 Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

 

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.

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.

Cancer - We CAN Treat it! July 29, 2009

Summary of presentation on cancer treatments made at the 2000 Dog Owners and Breeders Symposium at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

Delegates’ Canine Health Committee June 28, 2009

This article describes some of the efforts and accomplishments of the Delegate Canine Health Committee.

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.

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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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