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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
A cleft palate is a birth defect whereby a hole (cleft) in the roof of the mouth (palate) develops in a puppy during gestation. There are multiple genetic causes of cleft palate within the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (NSDTR) breed; however, the most common form has been identified as CP1.
Recent research by Michael Davis, D.V.M., professor of physiological sciences and director of the Comparative Exercise Physiology Laboratory at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, showed that a dog’s body condition score has an even greater impact on thermoregulation, or the ability to maintain a steady body temperature, than does being a brachycephalic breed. The AKC Canine Health Foundation and several parent clubs helped to fund the research.
The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) have announced the establishment of a new joint Eye Certification Registry (ECR) and Clinical Database for Ophthalmic Diagnoses (CDOD) effective November 1, 2012. Together, the ECR and CDOD will be important tools to monitor canine inherited eye conditions and reduce their incidence.
Nestlé Purina PetCare, a 17 year supporter of canine health, continues its support of CHF.
CHF launches the Canine Athlete Initiative to benefit the health of all dogs.
This article describes some of the efforts and accomplishments of the Delegate Canine Health Committee.
The condition of adult-onset deafness in dogs and the work being done to find the genetic cause of the condition. Information on the BAER hearing test is also included.
The tools that are available to help breeders reduce and prevent the inherited eye diseses glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and cataracts.
The signs of hypoglycemia and how to react to hypoglycemic attack in dogs.
The research that lead to the discovery of the gene mutation that causes hyperuricosuria in Dalmatians.
The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
Article topics include Feet on the Ground, Pythiosis, and Update on Exercise-Induced Collapse and Border Collie Collapse
In this podcast we bring you an interview with Dr. Tim O’Brien, professor of veterinary anatomic pathology at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. O’Brien was funded by CHF to establish a laboratory-based system for understanding cancer stem cell development.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.