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Library

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:

Canine Health Articles

Articles Available for Download (PDF)

Discoveries - the print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter

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Canine Health Articles

AKC Canine Health Foundation Takes Aim at Periodontal Disease in Dogs November 12, 2014

Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in adult dogs, and if left untreated could cause extreme gum damage, tooth loss and pain. By three years of age, most dogs have some evidence of periodontal disease and associated discomfort. In an effort to speed progress in prevention and effective treatment of canine periodontal disease, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has awarded two research grants to improve the oral health of dogs.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Commits $268,000 to Combat Epilepsy and Hypothyroidism in Dogs October 16, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces the funding of two grants for canine epilepsy and one grant for canine hypothyroidism. These grants, totaling over $268,000 in funding will ultimately equip veterinarians with more effective treatments and researchers with a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms that cause these diseases

Ebola: Understanding Viral Transmission, Pathogenesis and Why the Dog is Part of the Conversation October 16, 2014

To better understand why dogs are part of the conversation surrounding Ebola a better understanding of the virus is necessary.

Dogs + Ebola: What Every Owner Needs to Know From the American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation October 14, 2014

Statement by the American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation: What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know About the Ebola Virus

Addressing Anesthesia Concerns in Senior Dogs October 14, 2014

Senior dogs are more sensitive to anesthesia. These helpful tips provide information for a safe procedure.

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Vaccine for Canine Influenza Virus Expected to Help Prevent Outbreaks September 1, 2009

Overview of the Canine Influenza Virus, symptoms, how to stop and outbreak and the new preventative vaccine for the disease.

Stem Cell Clinical Trials Begin for Treatment of Dilated Cardiomyopathy September 1, 2009

An update about ongoing clinical trials using stem cell transplantation therapy in dogs with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.

Megaesophagus Research Focuses on Finding a Genetic Marker September 1, 2009

Summary of the research being done on megaesophagus, a condition where the esophagus fails to function correctly.

Epilepsy Research Targets Complex Genetic Pattern of Inheritance September 1, 2009

Epilepsy research involving over 100 breeds of dogs. Tips for managing seizures and treatment options are also included.

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 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.

Discoveries Issue 29 July 1, 2009

Article topics include hip dysplasia, ground-breaking for the Purina Event Center, the mysteries of thyroid disease and more.

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Tips For Success With Fresh Chilled Semen Breedings, Part I: The Stud Dog

05/21/2015

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 stud dog. 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.

A transcript of this podcast is also available to read or download as a sharable PDF.

In June, part two of this podcast will be released, fresh chilled semen breeding, focusing on the bitch.


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