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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
CHF has approved $1.7 million in canine health research funding for 2013. These grants cover a wide range of health concerns affecting all dogs and will provide better treatments, more accurate diagnosis, and a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that cause canine disease.
Forty percent of the newly approved 2013 have a One Health - One Medicine component. By tapping into naturally occurring veterinary diseases that affect both canines and humans, CHF can use this to drive translational research faster and more cost-effectively than traditional animal models have in the past.
Beyond the genome, much progress has been made in our understanding of the regulation of health and disease. Developing a greater understanding of all of these mechanisms of disease development in the dog is critical and will likely help solve some of our most complex health problems – not just in dogs, but in humans too.
Part four of the four Series on Posture: Skull shape is one of the most biologically important variations in the dog, because changing the “default” cone-shaped head will change the size and shape of the brain case, the eyes, nose, teeth and airway. There are some health risks that are suspected to have associations with the size and shape of the dog’s head.
In the dog, supraspinatus tendinopathy is similar to rotator cuff injury in humans. The supraspinatus muscle is responsible for extension of the shoulder joint. Injury to the tendon of the supraspinatus muscle causes inflammation.
Research being done to better understand gastric carcinoma, or stomach cancer, and find improved therapies for the disease.
An update about ongoing clinical trials using stem cell transplantation therapy in dogs with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
The signs of hemangiosarcoma and the research efforts to create a DNA test and targeted therapies for the disease.
The progress toward identifying the genes that determine coat color and the connections between coat color and health of the dog.
Summary of presentation on cancer treatments made at the 2000 Dog Owners and Breeders Symposium at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
Article topics include determining the best age to spay or neuter, aspergillosis in dogs, the AKC Guide to Responsible Dog Ownership and more.
Article topics include Canine Pulmonary Fibrosis, Hemangiosarcoma, the genetic test for Primary Hyperparathyroidism in the Keeshond and more.
Article topics include the discovery of the gene for Familial Nephropathy in English Cocker Spaniels, the genetic test for Fucosidosis in the English Springer Spaniel, disaster preparedness and more.
Article topics include the CHIC DNA Bank, health weight for dogs, the genetic test for hemophilia and more.
Article topics include the discovery of the merle gene, canine dental problems, health surveys and more.
In continuation of our “What to Expect when you visit a Veterinary Specialist” series, in this podcast we bring you an interview with a veterinary oncologist, Dr. Rachel Reiman, of Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Dr. Reiman completed her DVM at Kansas State University and her oncology residence at Louisiana State University. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with a specialty in Oncology.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.