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.
e-Newsletter - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
Tick-Borne Disease Initiative Grants September 16, 2016
Learn more about the grants awarded through the AKC Canine Health Foundation's Tick-Borne Disease Initiative.
Hyposensitizing Dogs to Atopic Dermatitis July 26, 2016
Up to 10 percent of dogs are affected by atopic dermatitis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease caused by an inappropriate immune reaction to environmental allergens that are mainly absorbed through the skin, orally or from breathing.
Cracking the code to successfully manage the environmental allergens that ailed “Henry,” a gentle, loving chocolate Labrador Retriever, turned into a strategic operation against a plethora of pollens, molds, dust mites, and dander to which he was sensitized.
Collaboration Advances Canine Reproductive Health May 19, 2016
The American Kennel Club, the AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Theriogenology Foundation have teamed up to support training the next generation in the field of small animal theriogenology.
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.
Fighting Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs April 13, 2016
Help support the AKC Canine Health Foundation's Tick-Borne Disease Initiative.
The breakthrough discovery of the gene mutation that causes arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in Boxers and the genetic test now available to breeders. ARVC is a heart disease that can cause sudden death without any warning.
The pros and cons of early spay and neuter of rottweilers.
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.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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.
Discoveries Issue 20 April 1, 2006
Article topics include the discovery of the merle gene, canine dental problems, health surveys and more.
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