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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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The Basics of Canine Massage and Chiropractic June 3, 2013

Both Americans and their pets are living longer lives than ever. This auspicious fact has helped bolster an increased interest in wellness maintenance and preventative care, leading to greater demand for alternative and complementary therapies. Long employed by people, massage and chiropractic have begun to enjoy greater popularity as part of a well-rounded wellness regimen for dogs of all ages.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Golden Retriever Foundation Jointly Fund Groundbreaking Canine Cancer Research Projects May 28, 2013

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and the Golden Retriever Foundation (GRF) embark on a new journey of finding answers to canine cancer by announcing the joint funding of nearly $1.5 million in canine cancer research. The Foundations have worked together to select two outstanding canine cancer research projects that will potentially make real progress in the fight against canine cancer. The research results are expected to significantly improve the understanding and diagnosis of canine cancer so that dogs live longer, healthier lives.

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Continues Long-Standing Commitment to Canine Health with Donations to the AKC Canine Health Foundation May 22, 2013

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company continues its long-standing support of canine health with recent donations to the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) for the seventeenth consecutive year. Combined, the 2013 donations represent over $1 million and make a significant impact on the health concerns of all dogs.

Expanding Our Understanding of Exercise-Induced Collapse May 16, 2013

Once the a genetic test was available for EIC, it quickly became clear that the existence of the DNM1 mutation didn’t explain all cases of EIC. Some Labrador Retrievers with EIC didn’t have both copies of the mutation, others didn’t have copies at all. Therefore, the scientists from the University of Minnesota and the University of Saskatchewan who had developed the test set out to determine if they could understand whether the EIC seen in dogs without the mutation was really the same condition.

The Health Implications of Early Spay and Neuter May 6, 2013

Recently scientists from the University of California-Davis used a large veterinary database to determine what exactly the implications of neutering might be for a breed of dogs that is one of the most popular in the U.S. – the Golden Retriever. The results were fascinating: timing of spay and neuter did affect the risk of a dog developing serious health problems.

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Breed Health Survey Aims to Identify Key Concerns June 1, 2008

The Labrador Retriever Club's Health Survey, the survey questions and the goals of the survey.

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.

Canine Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promising Results June 1, 2008

How the canine melanoma vaccine works and how it is helping to increase the lifespan of dogs diagnosed with melanoma.

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.

Researchers Seek Gene Mutation for Primary Glaucoma in Bouviers June 1, 2008

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.

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CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Ovulation Timing

07/31/2014

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

In this podcast we will be speaking with Dr. Scarlette Gotwals, of Country Companion Animal Hospital in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gotwals received her DVM from The Ohio State University in 1983. 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. In this podcast she will be discussing ovulation timing in the bitch as well as ways breeders can use data from heat cycles and whelping dates to understand more about ovulation timing.


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