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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
Hemangiosarcoma is a type of cancer that is quite common in dogs. It is aggressive and deadly; more than 50% of dogs with hemangiosarcoma die within four to six months of diagnosis. But thanks to you, two exciting, new studies from researchers at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities have begun to shed new light on where these tumors come from and how they grow.
Learn more about tick-borne disease in this infographic.
Hyperthermia, or overheating, is when the body temperature significantly exceeds the accepted normal temperature range of a healthy dog. Learn more about keeping your dog safe.
Current recommendations from experts in the field regarding the canine influenza virus (CIV) and how to best protect your dog.
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company continues its long-standing support of canine health with a donation of over $229,000 to the AKC Canine Health Foundation.
The Dalmatian Club of America requirements for the Canine Health Information Center database and the benefits of participation.
The pros and cons of early spay and neuter of rottweilers.
Recent advances in canine genomics have made exploration of genetic mechanisms controlling breedspecific differences possible.
The discovery of the gene for Primary Lens Luxation and the resulting genetic test.
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 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.
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.
Article topics include Hemangiosarcoma, Focus on Canine Cancer, The Flexible Neck, and Cerebellar Ataxia (CA) in the Italian Spinone.
Include articles on Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), Posture in your dog and why we should care, and Musladin-Leuke Syndrome in the Beagle.
Article topics include Blastomycosis, Acupuncture for Dogs and Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter in the Toy Fox Terrier and Rat Terrier.
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 fresh chilled semen breeding, focusing on the brood bitch. This podcast features Dr. Scarlette Gotwals, of Country Companion Animal Hospital in Morgantown Pennsylvania. Dr. Gotwals received her DVM from The Ohio State University in 1987. 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.
Listen to part one of this podcast: fresh chilled semen breeding, focusing on the stud dog.