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The most recent AKC Canine Health Foundation grant to benefit sporting dogs investigates “mean seeds” and the role they play in grass awn migration disease. In the sporting dog world, there is a perception among owners that there has been a dramatic escalation in the incidence of grass awn migration disease in the last 20 years.
Approval of a grant request submitted by Professor William K. Lauenroth of the University of Wyoming for a study entitled “Assessment of CRP Plantings of Grasses with Barbed Seeds” constitutes a major step forward in addressing the escalation in recent years of illnesses (and sometimes fatalities) in dogs, generally viewed as attributable to infections resulting from barbed grass awns.
The Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) can best be described as the factory floor of the immune system. An autoimmune disease is basically a condition where something “goes haywire” with the codes produced by the MHC, and the body basically turns on itself.
How to recognize and handle canine aggression.
Canine Compulsive Disorder can be perplexing and frustrating for dog owners, but with some effort the behaviors can be prevented or treated.
Noise phobia is an excessive fear of a sound that results in the dog attempting to avoid or escape from the sound. There are ways you can ease your dogs fear and treat the condition.
Canine behavior and physical characteristics are endlessly fascinating for those who breed, show or trial dogs, but discoveries based on genetic research in individual breeds may ultimately have spin-off benefits for not only other dogs but their fellow mammals, too, including us humans.
Genetic tests can uncover problems before they arise, or prevent them altogether. They are of great importance to breeders and to pet owners alike.
Information about the steps you can take to make sure your new dog is healthy.
An overview of bone cancer, how it is diagnosed, options for treatment, expected outcomes, and new information that will help us improve strategies for prevention, control, and treatment of primary osteosarcoma in dogs and children alike.
In this podcast we hear from Dr. Natasha Olby, Professor of Neurology at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Olby received her veterinary degree and PhD from the University of Cambridge and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with a specialty in small animal neurology and neurosurgery. Dr. Olby recently received funding from CHF to develop a novel regenerative medicine treatment for spinal cord injury in dogs, and today we will discuss the innovative, comprehensive approach she is taking to address the needs of these injured patients.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.