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 biannually.
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter (published six times per year.)
AKC Canine Health Foundation Makes Strides in Tick-Borne Disease Research to Benefit Dogs September 20, 2016
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce ongoing progress through its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative. Launched in February 2016, this comprehensive Initiative addresses important health concerns that include Lyme disease, bartonellosis, and ehrlichiosis, through much-needed research in diagnostics, disease pathogenesis and prevalence. Tick-Borne diseases are an important group of emerging infectious diseases that impact both dogs and their people.
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.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Funding to Address Canine Thyroid Disease August 29, 2016
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an exciting new grant that aims to address thyroid disease in dogs. Funding for this grant is made possible by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), a long-time partner of CHF.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce that Bradford Brady has been hired as director of development for the Foundation. In this role, Mr. Brady will lead the Foundation’s fundraising efforts to further the mission of the organization.
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.
The differences in genetic diseases depending on the size variety of the poodle breed.
The types of canine brain tumors, research being done to find new therapies and the similarities to human brain tumors.
Common Household Toxins April 4, 2009
Slides from a presentation about common house hold toxins and their effect on dogs given by John Tegzes of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Science.
DNA Collection: Avoiding Sample Fatigue March 1, 2009
This article is about developing a better understanding of DNA, its uses, and knowing what questions to ask when asked to contribute samples to avoid sample fatigue.
Ultra Canine Athletes Adapt Rapidly to Ongoing Intense Exercise February 1, 2009
The results of Dr. Michael Davis' research on sled dogs.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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