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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

Hyperthermia in Dogs: Fast Facts April 20, 2015

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.

Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) April 16, 2015

Current recommendations from experts in the field regarding the canine influenza virus (CIV) and how to best protect your dog.

NestlĂ© Purina PetCare Company Donates Over $229,000 to the AKC Canine Health Foundation April 15, 2015

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.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces 2015 Clinician-Scientist Fellows February 11, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation announcea the 2015 class of Clinician-Scientist Fellows. Six promising veterinary post docs and students were selected by their colleges of veterinary medicine and will receive support from the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) for their training and research efforts.

Sporting Dog Health February 3, 2015

Learn more about keeping your dog safe in the field.

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 Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

 

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.

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 Welcome New DNA Test for Primary Lens Luxation January 1, 2010

The discovery of the gene for Primary Lens Luxation and the resulting genetic test.

Genetic Testing for prcd-PRA Is Recommended Before Breeding January 1, 2010

Genetic testing recommendations for Progressive Retinal Atrophy and what the results mean to breeders.

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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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Tips For Success With Fresh Chilled Semen Breedings, Part I: The Stud Dog

05/21/2015

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 stud dog. 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.

A transcript of this podcast is also available to read or download as a sharable PDF.

In June, part two of this podcast will be released, fresh chilled semen breeding, focusing on the bitch.


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