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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:

Canine Health Articles

Articles Available for Download (PDF)

Discoveries - the print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

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Canine Health Articles

AKC Canine Health Foundation Partnering with VetVine to Present Educational Event May 27 May 5, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs, is partnering with VetVine to present a free educational webinar on canine cancer Wednesday, May 27 at 8 p.m. EDT.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Marking Pet Cancer Awareness Month with Free Online Resources May 1, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs is continuing to leverage the power of science and research by providing free online resources to mark Pet Cancer Awareness Month.

Reevaluating the Nature of Hemangiosarcoma April 24, 2015

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.

Tick Talk April 21, 2015

Learn more about tick-borne disease in this infographic.

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.

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 Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)


Breeders are Encouraged to Health Test Dogs & Participate in CHIC January 1, 2010

Bulldog breeders are encouraged to health test and register results with the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC).

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.

Cord1-PRA Genetic Testing Recommended for Miniature Dachshunds January 1, 2010

The genetic test available for Progressive Retinal Atrophy and the implications for breeders.

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.

Hemangiosarcoma Studies Focus on DNA Test & Targeted Therapy September 1, 2009

The signs of hemangiosarcoma and the research efforts to create a DNA test and targeted therapies for the disease.

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The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

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

Discoveries Issue 34 November 1, 2010

Article topics include autosomal recessive centronuclear myopathy in the Labrador Retriever and transitional cell carcinoma.

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CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Canine Semen Evaluation


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 canine semen evaluation, with reproductive specialist Dr. Cheryl Lopate of Reproductive Revolutions and Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic in Wilsonville, Oregon. Dr. Lopate received her Master’s degree in reproductive physiology and her DVM from The Ohio State University. She completed a residency in comparative theriogenology (reproduction) at Purdue University and has been board certified in theriogenology since 1997. 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 and book chapters on a variety of reproductive topics.


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