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
Reducing the Risk of Dog Flu January 19, 2016
Learn more about canine influenza, or dog flu, and how you can keep your dog protected.
Your Impact: Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging Identifies Residual Cancer During Surgery to Remove Sarcomas May 29, 2015
Surgery is the most effective method to treat solid tumors. Local recurrences happen when tumor cells are left in the wound during surgery. Learn how near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging is being used to identify cancer and cancer cells remaining in surgical incisions.
Assembling a Simple, 20-Piece Canine First Aid Kit May 29, 2015
Accidents happen. Having a canine first aid kit will enable you to respond to and treat common canine injuries and ailments.
Even with aggressive therapy, the median survival time for canine melanoma is less than one year. Learn how your support is making a difference.
Tangible Outcomes in Canine Oncology Research May 19, 2015
Read more about the CHF-funded grants that show real progress in the understanding and treatment of canine cancer.
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.
Bulldog breeders are encouraged to health test and register results with the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC).
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.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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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