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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 (CHF) continues to be on the cutting-edge of canine health research with the funding of Dr. Ben Hart’s landmark study which evaluates the health implications of early spay and neuter in dogs.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce that Dr. Lance Visser, DVM and Dr. Randolf Winter, DVM were recently recognized as 2014 ACVIM Resident Research Award Winners by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces the funding of a landmark clinical trial to establish the evidence-based use of regenerative medicine to treat tendon injury in dogs.
To help dog owners and event organizers better understand and prevent transmission of infectious diseases in dogs, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), in collaboration with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), announces a newly funded study that will provide practical guidelines to reduce the risk of disease spread in the canine population.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has taken a major step to better understand epilepsy in dogs with the launch of an Epilepsy Research Initiative. The goal of the Initiative is to provide dog owners and the veterinary community with improved methods for preventing and treating epilepsy in dogs.
Bulldog breeders are encouraged to health test and register results with the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC).
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.
The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
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.
Article topics include gastric carcinoma research, canine travel tips, hyperuricosuria and more.
Article topics include vaccines and vaccination protocols, bone cancer and the genetic test for cataracts in the Boston Terrier.
In this podcast we hear from Dr. Jan Bellows of All Pets Dental Clinic in Weston, Florida. Dr. Bellows is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College. Dr. Bellows received his DVM from Auburn University and completed a small animal internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. He is the current President of the American Veterinary Dental College and in this podcast he discusses periodontal disease and dental health in dogs.
For more information about maintaining healthy teeth and gums for your dogs as well as approved dental products, please visit the Veterinary Oral Health Council.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.