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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 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.
Learn more about keeping your dog safe in the field.
Scientific discoveries are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. They appear unshapely when viewed in isolation. Possible connections to other pieces (discoveries) jut out in many directions. At first, no clear connections can be seen. Slowly, though, when joined together, the pieces bring order, creating links, sharing connections, bridging knowledge, and deepening our view of a particular disease.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), in partnership with Zoetis Inc., is pleased to announce the funding of two grants that will help accelerate novel, emerging technology in canine chronic kidney disease and heart disease.
Tips to keep you dog happy and healthy.
Bulldog breeders are encouraged to health test and register results with the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC).
Description of the devestating reproductive disease Canine Brucellosis including how it spreads, available tests and ongoing research.
The genetic test available for Progressive Retinal Atrophy and the implications for breeders.
The research being done on Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease as well as the surgical options for the disease.
The signs of hemangiosarcoma and the research efforts to create a DNA test and targeted therapies for the disease.
The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
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.
Article topics include Atopic Dermatitis and Pyruvate Dehyrogenase Phosphate 1 (PDP1) Deficiency.
Article topics include dangerous mushrooms for canines, noise phobia, the "mean seeds" study, hereditary cataract in French Bulldogs and remembering Stephanie Katz BC-DMT.
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
Article topics include autosomal recessive centronuclear myopathy in the Labrador Retriever and transitional cell carcinoma.
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.