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Library

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:

Canine Health Articles

Articles Available for Download (PDF)

Discoveries - the print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter

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Canine Health Articles

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.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Continued Funding for Research into Health Implications of Early Spay and Neuter in Dogs January 30, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces additional funding for continuing research on the health implications of early spay and neuter in dogs. The funding was awarded to Dr. Benjamin L. Hart of the University of California, Davis to expand his earlier work and consider breed differences in vulnerability to joint disorders and risks of various cancers after early or late spay/neuter.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Earns 4 Star Rating from Charity Navigator January 14, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has received four out of a possible four stars from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, indicating that CHF adheres to sound governance, while consistently executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

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ARVC Gene Mutation Discovery Gives Breeders Another Testing Tool April 1, 2010

The breakthrough discovery of the gene mutation that causes arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in Boxers and the genetic test now available to breeders. ARVC is a heart disease that can cause sudden death without any warning.

Breeders Are Encouraged to Health Test for Patellar Luxation April 1, 2010

A description of patellar luxation and the available health tests for the orthopedic disease.

Poodle Breeders Are Instrumental in Advancing Epilepsy Research April 1, 2010

The story of how poodle breeders have helped to advance canine epilepsy research.

Parent Club Urges Participation in CHIC Blood Draw Clinics April 1, 2010

The Dalmatian Club of America requirements for the Canine Health Information Center database and the benefits of participation.

Weighing In on the Risks & Benefits of Early Sterilization in Rottweilers April 1, 2010

The pros and cons of early spay and neuter of rottweilers.

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Discoveries

The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

Discoveries Issue 42 October 1, 2012

Article topics include the fourth-part series about the dog's bite and how it affects posture and balance, Supraspinatus Tendinopathy, Cleft Palate in the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, etc.

Discoveries Issue 41 July 1, 2012

Topics include: Part 3 of four series about inproper nail length can effect posture, Pythiosis, Updatee on Exercise-Induced Collapse and Border Collie Collapse, etc.

Discoveries Issue 40 April 1, 2012

Article topics include Hemangiosarcoma, Focus on Canine Cancer, The Flexible Neck, and Cerebellar Ataxia (CA) in the Italian Spinone.

Discoveries Issue 39 January 2, 2012

Include articles on Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), Posture in your dog and why we should care, and Musladin-Leuke Syndrome in the Beagle.

Discoveries Issue 38 October 1, 2011

Article topics include Blastomycosis, Acupuncture for Dogs and Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter in the Toy Fox Terrier and Rat Terrier.

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CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Cryopreservation of Canine Semen

03/27/2014

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

In this podcast Dr. Kit Kampschmidt of Brittmoore Animal Hospital in Houston Texas, discusses cryopreservation of canine semen. Dr. Kampschmidt received his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 1983. He has developed a special interest in canine reproduction and semen cryopreservation. He is a nationally recognized authority in these areas and serves as a consultant to other veterinarians through the Veterinary Information Network. He has been an invited speaker for national veterinary meetings, state and local veterinary associations, and many breed clubs. He has trained veterinarians from all over the United States and the world in canine semen freezing and artificial insemination techniques. He is a member of the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and American Animal Hospital Association, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Society for Theriogenology.

A transcript of this podcast is also available for those who prefer to read the interview.

Visit the Zoetis canine reproduction webpage for more information and resources.


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