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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:
Discoveries - the print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
Canine cancer patient biospecimens are now available for scientific use through the Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) and the Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository.
CHF has approved $1.7 million in canine health research funding for 2013. These grants cover a wide range of health concerns affecting all dogs and will provide better treatments, more accurate diagnosis, and a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that cause canine disease.
Forty percent of the newly approved 2013 have a One Health - One Medicine component. By tapping into naturally occurring veterinary diseases that affect both canines and humans, CHF can use this to drive translational research faster and more cost-effectively than traditional animal models have in the past.
Beyond the genome, much progress has been made in our understanding of the regulation of health and disease. Developing a greater understanding of all of these mechanisms of disease development in the dog is critical and will likely help solve some of our most complex health problems – not just in dogs, but in humans too.
Part four of the four Series on Posture: Skull shape is one of the most biologically important variations in the dog, because changing the “default” cone-shaped head will change the size and shape of the brain case, the eyes, nose, teeth and airway. There are some health risks that are suspected to have associations with the size and shape of the dog’s head.
The signs of perianal fistula, research on the disease and advice for disease management.
How the canine melanoma vaccine works and how it is helping to increase the lifespan of dogs diagnosed with melanoma.
Cocker Spaniel breeders have collected samples from families of dogs that will aid researchers studying epilepsy.
The types of glaucoma, the signs of glaucoma and research being done to find the genetic cause and develop a genetic test for the disease.
The importance of oral health, provides tips on how to brush your dog's teeth and provides information on the vaccine for periodontal disease.
The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
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.