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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
Dr. Mark Oyama provides information on mitral valve disease and his on-going research to treat the condition.
Two dog owners share their personal experiences with dogs diagnosed with mitral valve disease including participating in research on the disease. Mitral valve disease is a condition where, over time, the mitral valve of the heart degrades.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation has awarded the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Veterinary Medicine and Emory University a $119,000 grant over three years to test a newly developed experimental drug to treat dogs with naturally-occurring brain tumors, following partial surgical removal of those tumors.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation today launches a research and education initiative on bloat. The Initiative will sponsor research grants designed to better understand the cause and predisposition of bloat in dogs. Educational resources will also be made available to dog owners and to veterinarians.
Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) is a major cause of severe anemia in American dogs. IMHA occurs when the immune system attacks and destroys oxygen-carrying red blood cells (RBC), leading to symptoms including exhaustion, weakness, and panting. However, although scientists have known for years that the immune system destroys the RBCs in dogs with IMHA, they still have no idea what prompts it to attack.
Description of the devestating reproductive disease Canine Brucellosis including how it spreads, available tests and ongoing research.
The research being done on Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease as well as the surgical options for the disease.
Bulldog breeders are encouraged to health test and register results with the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC).
The genetic test available for Progressive Retinal Atrophy and the implications for breeders.
Genetic testing recommendations for Progressive Retinal Atrophy and what the results mean to breeders.
The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
Article topics include Major Histocompatibility Complex and Autoimmune Disease, Pug Dog Encephalitis, the 2010 President's award winners: Dr. Bill and Tina Truesdale and more
Article topics include autosomal recessive centronuclear myopathy in the Labrador Retriever and transitional cell carcinoma.
Article topics include gastric carcinoma research, canine travel tips, hyperuricosuria and more.
Article topics include vaccines and vaccination protocols, bone cancer and the genetic test for cataracts in the Boston Terrier.
Article topics include influenza, the 7th Biennial National Parent Club Canine Health Conference and more.
In this podcast we bring you an interview with Dr. Tim O’Brien, professor of veterinary anatomic pathology at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. O’Brien was funded by CHF to establish a laboratory-based system for understanding cancer stem cell development.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.