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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
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.
Author Caroline Coile provides a review of the presentations from the 2013 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.
Canines & Cocktails, CHF's annual fundraising event, recognizes the important contribution dogs make in our lives as companions and celebrates the advancements made in both human and canine health
A variety of eye diseases are common among dogs, and many lead to discomfort and vision impairment or loss. Proper eye care and recognition of symptoms are important to maintain your dog's overall eye health.
Success stories in recent canine health research embrace an individual, or customized, approach to treating disease. Adult stem cells and platelet-rich plasma provide the rich healing properties needed for soft-tissue injuries, and gene expression profiling is leading us to the day when cancer treatment can be targeted to individuals.
Epilepsy research involving over 100 breeds of dogs. Tips for managing seizures and treatment options are also included.
Overview of the Canine Influenza Virus, symptoms, how to stop and outbreak and the new preventative vaccine for the disease.
Summary of the research being done on megaesophagus, a condition where the esophagus fails to function correctly.
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 print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
Article topics include hip dysplasia, ground-breaking for the Purina Event Center, the mysteries of thyroid disease and more.
Article topics include epilepsy, hemangiosarcoma, and the genetic test for hereditary cataracts in the Australian Shepherd.
Article topics include growing smart puppies, the genetic test for Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), and more.
Article topics include parvovirus, the things dogs will eat, the genetic test for Degenerative Myelopathy and more.
Article topics include determining the best age to spay or neuter, aspergillosis in dogs, the AKC Guide to Responsible Dog Ownership and more.
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.