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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 Launches Epilepsy Research Initiative June 11, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has taken a major step to better understand epilepsy in dogs with the launch of an Epilepsy Research Initiative. The goal of the Initiative is to provide dog owners and the veterinary community with improved methods for preventing and treating epilepsy in dogs.

Tangible Outcomes in Canine Oncology Research June 2, 2014

Read more about the CHF-funded grants that show real progress in the understanding and treatment of canine cancer.

AKC Canine Health Foundation-Funded Research on the Cutting Edge: Canine Osteosarcoma Patients Find Hope in Viral Therapy Treatment May 27, 2014

In research funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), Dr. Bruce Smith, VMD, PhD of Auburn University uses biotechnology to convert adenovirus, a common human and canine virus, into a treatment for canine osteosarcoma. Dr. Smith's research reprograms a canine adenovirus to attack tumor cells and was funded by CHF in 2012, nearly two years prior to the recent clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic for human myeloma patients using the measles virus.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Highlights Oncology Resources and Research Updates During Pet Cancer Awareness Month April 30, 2014

Pet Cancer Awareness Month begins May 1. Throughout the month of May the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) will provide news and information to help educate dog owners about the cutting-edge research and improved treatment options in the field of canine cancer.

AKC Canine Heath Foundation Awards Shelter- Medicine Grant to Reduce Dogs Surrendered to Shelters April 17, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce funding for a unique and unprecedented study evaluating methods to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to animal shelters and rescue groups.

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 Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

 

Hypothyroidism Testing Is Important in Making Breeding Decisions June 1, 2009

The symptoms, tests and breeding considerations for hypothyroidism.

Gene Mutation Linked to High Uric Acid Levels Identified in Dalmatians June 1, 2009

The research that lead to the discovery of the gene mutation that causes hyperuricosuria in Dalmatians.

Genetic Diseases Are Unique to Three Varieties of Poodle June 1, 2009

The differences in genetic diseases depending on the size variety of the poodle breed.

Breeders Should Select Against Cockers with Inherited Eye Diseases June 1, 2009

The tools that are available to help breeders reduce and prevent the inherited eye diseses glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and cataracts.

Hypoglycemia Requires Quick Intervention in Toy and Small Breeds June 1, 2009

The signs of hypoglycemia and how to react to hypoglycemic attack in dogs.

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Discoveries

The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

Discoveries Issue 20 April 1, 2006

Article topics include the discovery of the merle gene, canine dental problems, health surveys and more.

Discoveries 41 July 1, 2012

Article topics include Feet on the Ground, Pythiosis, and Update on Exercise-Induced Collapse and Border Collie Collapse

2013 Fall Discoveries - Issue 46 November 1, 2013

Includes topics such as: New 2014 Oak Grant Funding, Dr. Kathryn Meurs awarded the Asa Mays Excellence award, CHF to receive proceeds from the 2014 WKC poster and more!

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CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Whelping and Dystocia

04/23/2015

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 whelping and dystocia with Dr. Cindy O’Connor of Slade Veterinary Hospital in Framingham, MA. Dr. O’Connor received her DVM from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York. After her internship, she pursued specialty training in the area of veterinary medical genetics, pediatrics, and reproduction at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine and became a board certified specialist in veterinary reproduction.


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