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
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.
Learn more about tick-borne diseases and what's being done to help us better understand how to protect our dogs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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