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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
The latest research on cat and dog genetics—and its related impact on health and breeding—will be presented by more than a dozen world-renowned experts at a two-day conference on September 27-29 in Boston, Mass.
With reports of pet obesity, diabetes and cancer on the rise, officials of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the AmericanvAnimal Hospital Association (AAHA) and more than 90 organizations across all levels of the veterinary profession have joined together to form Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), in a public information campaign urging pet owners to schedule annual checkups for their cats and dogs.
AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) funded researcher, Benjamin L. Hart, has been honored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as the Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year.
In response to the RFP, CHF received nine Letters of Intent from top researchers across the country. The five strongest proposals were chosen to submit full applications. These grants will delve deeply into the pathophysiology of bloat, including investigating the role of glucose levels and gastric emptying, the gastrointestinal microbiome and gastric dysrhythmia in the development of disease.
Over the last 18 years the AKC Canine Health Foundation has funded nearly $30 million dollars in canine health research. Our mission is to prevent, treat and cure canine disease, and we have been persistent in our efforts. The character trait of persistence is shared across research in general, from those of us who fund the research, to the investigators that do the research, to our donors who have invested in seeing our mission through to the end.
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 discovery of the gene for Primary Lens Luxation and the resulting genetic test.
The new genetic test available for Exercise Induced Collapse and how it can help breeders prevent the condition.
Epilepsy research involving over 100 breeds of dogs. Tips for managing seizures and treatment options are also included.
The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
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.
Article topics include patella luxation, canine lymphoma, Meet the Breeds and more.
Article topics include hip dysplasia, ground-breaking for the Purina Event Center, the mysteries of thyroid disease and more.
Article topics include epilepsy, hemangiosarcoma, and the genetic test for hereditary cataracts in the Australian Shepherd.
In this podcast we hear from Dr. Natasha Olby, Professor of Neurology at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Olby received her veterinary degree and PhD from the University of Cambridge and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with a specialty in small animal neurology and neurosurgery. Dr. Olby recently received funding from CHF to develop a novel regenerative medicine treatment for spinal cord injury in dogs, and today we will discuss the innovative, comprehensive approach she is taking to address the needs of these injured patients.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.