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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:

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Finding Better Options for Joint Repair with Regenerative Medicine February 14, 2014

One of the most common injuries of the stifle is rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). Surgery can repair the ligament, but it does not necessarily help restore other damaged joint tissues. Fortunately, the emerging field of regenerative medicine gives hope that it might be possible to generate such replacement tissues in the lab.

The Big (and Small) Six February 12, 2014

Recently researchers determined that approximately half of the weight differences seen across dog breeds can be explained by variations in and around only six genes. Studies such as this one can provide insight into some of the size differences seen in humans as well as growth-related health concerns in dogs and humans.

Investigating Influenza February 10, 2014

In the middle of winter, it sometimes seems like everyone is down with the flu. However, humans aren’t the only species that can suffer from influenza. Dogs can get it too, and a few years back a novel strain of influenza began showing up in the canine population. With the support of the AKC Canine Health Foundation researchers set out to track the virus across the United States.

CHF Presents Bobby Christiansen with President’s Award February 6, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces that Mr. Bobby Christiansen of MB-F is the recipient of the 2013 President’s Award. This award, given annually to a person or organization that has made an exceptional contribution to advancing canine health, is selected by the Foundation’s Chairman, currently Dr. A. Duane Butherus.

Winners of 2013 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Donate Prize Winnings to CHF and Take The Lead February 5, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation and Take The Lead are pleased to announce they are the recipients of a $50,000 donation made by Milan Lint and Peggy Helming, two of the owners of GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse, a Portuguese Water Dog known as “Matisse.” Matisse is the Best in Show winner of the 2013 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. His owners received $50,000 in prize money which was split equally between the two organizations.

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Cocker Spaniel DNA Bank Begins with Epilepsy Research June 1, 2008

Cocker Spaniel breeders have collected samples from families of dogs that will aid researchers studying epilepsy.

Myostatin Deficiency Creates Double Muscling in Racing Whippets June 1, 2008

The myostatin (MSTN) gene mutation that causes double muscling of whippets and the genetic test that is now available.

Translation Medicine June 1, 2008

This article explains what translation medicine is and how this approach can help the medical and scientific communities better understand diseases common to the dog and human.

Researchers Study Genetic Basis of Canine Cancer June 1, 2008

An overview of canine cancer research being done by leaders in the field, Dr. Matthew Breen and Dr. Jaime Modiano. They are specifically investigating the genetics of cancer.

Research Focuses on Genetic Basis of Perianal Fistula June 1, 2008

The signs of perianal fistula, research on the disease and advice for disease management.

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Tips For Success With Fresh Chilled Semen Breedings, Part I: The Stud Dog

05/21/2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to bring you another installment in a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians.

In this podcast we discuss fresh chilled semen breeding, focusing on the stud dog. This podcast features Dr. Scarlette Gotwals, of Country Companion Animal Hospital in Morgantown Pennsylvania. Dr. Gotwals received her DVM from The Ohio State University in 1987. She has a special interest in canine reproduction and has been involved with canine reproduction and semen cryopreservation for 21 years. She is a nationally recognized authority in these areas and serves as a consultant to veterinarians through the Veterinarian Information Network. Dr. Gotwals is a consultant for the Canine Reproduction Division of Zoetis.

A transcript of this podcast is also available to read or download as a sharable PDF.

In June, part two of this podcast will be released, fresh chilled semen breeding, focusing on the bitch.


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