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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

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Discoveries - the print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

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Canine Health Articles

Hypertension in Dogs March 10, 2014

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.

Finding Better Options for Joint Repair with Regenerative Medicine February 14, 2014

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.

The Big (and Small) Six February 12, 2014

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.

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.

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 Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

 

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.

Proactive Breeders Improve Outcomes for Dogs with Ocular Diseases April 1, 2010

What dog owners can do for dogs with some types of eye disease.

Canine Morphology: Hunting for Genes and Tracking Mutations March 1, 2010

Recent advances in canine genomics have made exploration of genetic mechanisms controlling breedspecific differences possible.

Breeders Should Take Precautions to Prevent Canine Brucellosis January 1, 2010

Description of the devestating reproductive disease Canine Brucellosis including how it spreads, available tests and ongoing research.

Researchers Seek Genetic Marker for Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease January 1, 2010

The research being done on Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease as well as the surgical options for the disease.

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Discoveries

The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

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.

Discoveries Issue 38 October 1, 2011

Includes Articles on Blastomycosis, Acupuncture for Dogs, Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter in Toy Fox Terrier and Rat Terrier, and Terence E. Block receives President's Award.

Discoveries Issue 37 July 1, 2011

Article topics include Atopic Dermatitis and Pyruvate Dehyrogenase Phosphate 1 (PDP1) Deficiency.

Discoveries Issue 36 April 1, 2011

Article topics include dangerous mushrooms for canines, noise phobia, the "mean seeds" study, hereditary cataract in French Bulldogs and remembering Stephanie Katz BC-DMT.

Discoveries Issue 35 January 1, 2011

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

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CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Infertility In The Bitch

07/17/2014

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

In this podcast we are discussing infertility in the bitch, with reproductive specialist Dr. Cheryl Lopate of Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic in Wilsonville, Oregon. Dr. Lopate received her Master’s degree in reproductive physiology and DVM from The Ohio State University. She completed a residency in comparative theriogenology (reproduction) at Purdue University and is boarded in theriogenology. She has worked in a variety of practice settings including general mixed practice, referral practice and academia. She believes strongly in providing client education and speaks at breed group meetings regularly. She also speaks at many veterinary conferences and has written many journal articles on a variety of reproductive topics.


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