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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's Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program recognizes five promising veterinary residents who are committed to the advancement of canine health.
You've probably had a friend, a close relative or you may even have been told you had hypertension. However, you might not realize that dogs can also be diagnosed with hypertension.
One of the most common injuries of the stifle is rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). Surgery can repair the ligament, but it does not necessarily help restore other damaged joint tissues. Fortunately, the emerging field of regenerative medicine gives hope that it might be possible to generate such replacement tissues in the lab.
Recently researchers determined that approximately half of the weight differences seen across dog breeds can be explained by variations in and around only six genes. Studies such as this one can provide insight into some of the size differences seen in humans as well as growth-related health concerns in dogs and humans.
In the middle of winter, it sometimes seems like everyone is down with the flu. However, humans aren’t the only species that can suffer from influenza. Dogs can get it too, and a few years back a novel strain of influenza began showing up in the canine population. With the support of the AKC Canine Health Foundation researchers set out to track the virus across the United States.
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 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.
Article topics include influenza, the 7th Biennial National Parent Club Canine Health Conference and more.
In continuation of our “Old Dogs Rule” educational series, this podcast features Dr. Laurie McCauley, Medical Director of TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation in Grayslake, IL. Dr. McCauley is certified in veterinary rehabilitation by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, and is one of less than 100 veterinarians who is board certified in veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation. She is also certified in veterinary acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and in animal chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. In this podcast Dr. McCauley discusses the benefits of using rehabilitation medicine as a way to keep senior and geriatric dogs healthy and active.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.