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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
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce funding for a unique and unprecedented study evaluating methods to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to animal shelters and rescue groups.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation's Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program recognizes five promising veterinary residents who are committed to the advancement of canine health.
You've probably had a friend, a close relative or you may even have been told you had hypertension. However, you might not realize that dogs can also be diagnosed with hypertension.
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.
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.
Cocker Spaniel breeders have collected samples from families of dogs that will aid researchers studying epilepsy.
The myostatin (MSTN) gene mutation that causes double muscling of whippets and the genetic test that is now available.
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.
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.
The signs of perianal fistula, research on the disease and advice for disease management.
The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
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 canine nutrition during and after pregnancy. This podcast features expert nutritionist, Dr. Emmanuel Fontaine, a veterinarian and scientific communicator with Royal Canin Canada. Dr. Fontaine received his DVM from the Toulouse Veterinary School and MSc at the Alfort Veterinary School (Paris) in the domestic carnivore unit of the Reproduction Department. He then worked at the Research Centre for Reproduction in Carnivores, a unit specializing in pet breeding assistance. He is a boarded specialist by the European College for Animal Reproduction (ECAR) and recently completed his PhD in 2012. He joined Royal Canin Canada’s PRO team in September 2011 as a reproductive nutrition specialist.