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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:

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Discoveries - the print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

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Winners of 2013 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Donate Prize Winnings to CHF and Take The Lead February 5, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation and Take The Lead are pleased to announce they are the recipients of a $50,000 donation made by Milan Lint and Peggy Helming, two of the owners of GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse, a Portuguese Water Dog known as “Matisse.” Matisse is the Best in Show winner of the 2013 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. His owners received $50,000 in prize money which was split equally between the two organizations.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Continued Funding for Research into Health Implications of Early Spay and Neuter in Dogs January 30, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces additional funding for continuing research on the health implications of early spay and neuter in dogs. The funding was awarded to Dr. Benjamin L. Hart of the University of California, Davis to expand his earlier work and consider breed differences in vulnerability to joint disorders and risks of various cancers after early or late spay/neuter.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Earns 4 Star Rating from Charity Navigator January 14, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has received four out of a possible four stars from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, indicating that CHF adheres to sound governance, while consistently executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

Using Technology to Track Disease January 13, 2014

Leptospirosis, which is caused by a waterborne parasite, can infect both dogs and humans. Without effective treatment, it can cause serious kidney and liver damage. It can even lead to death. Researchers from the University of California-Davis have been investigating the spread of leptospirosis using specialized mapping programs.

New Treatment Goes After Notoriously Tough Cancer Stem Cells November 25, 2013

Canine hemangiosarcoma is relatively common in companion animals. It is also relatively difficult to treat, as they quickly become resistant to conventional forms of therapy. Scientists from the University of Minnesota wondered if targeted toxins might be an effective way of addressing cancers. The results were quite promising.

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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).

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

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

Genetic Testing for prcd-PRA Is Recommended Before Breeding January 1, 2010

Genetic testing recommendations for Progressive Retinal Atrophy and what the results mean to breeders.

Breeders Welcome New DNA Test for Primary Lens Luxation January 1, 2010

The discovery of the gene for Primary Lens Luxation and the resulting genetic test.

Selective Breeding Can Prevent Producing EIC-Affected Dogs September 1, 2009

The new genetic test available for Exercise Induced Collapse and how it can help breeders prevent the condition.

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Discoveries

The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

Discoveries Issue 34 November 1, 2010

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

Discoveries Issue 33 July 1, 2010

Article topics include gastric carcinoma research, canine travel tips, hyperuricosuria and more.

Discoveries Issue 32 April 1, 2010

Article topics include vaccines and vaccination protocols, bone cancer and the genetic test for cataracts in the Boston Terrier.

Discoveries Issue 31 January 1, 2010

Article topics include influenza, the 7th Biennial National Parent Club Canine Health Conference and more.

Discoveries Issue 30 October 1, 2009

Article topics include patella luxation, canine lymphoma, Meet the Breeds and more.

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CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Ovulation Timing

07/31/2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to bring you the sixth installment in a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians.

In this podcast we will be speaking with Dr. Scarlette Gotwals, of Country Companion Animal Hospital in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gotwals received her DVM from The Ohio State University in 1983. 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. In this podcast she will be discussing ovulation timing in the bitch as well as ways breeders can use data from heat cycles and whelping dates to understand more about ovulation timing.


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