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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:

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

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.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) October 7, 2014

Learn more about how you can support research to help dogs diagnosed with IBD.

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 Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)


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.

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.

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.

Discovering Inherited Adult-Onset Deafness in Border Collies June 1, 2009

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.

Research May Provide New Insights About Cruciate Ligament Ruptures June 1, 2009

The sugerical options available for cruciate ligament ruptures and the research being done to find alternative medical treatments and the causes of the condition.

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The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

Discoveries Issue 22 February 1, 2007

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.

Discoveries Issue 21 September 1, 2006

Article topics include the CHIC DNA Bank, health weight for dogs, the genetic test for hemophilia and more.

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: Canine Semen Evaluation


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 canine semen evaluation, with reproductive specialist Dr. Cheryl Lopate of Reproductive Revolutions and Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic in Wilsonville, Oregon. Dr. Lopate received her Master’s degree in reproductive physiology and her DVM from The Ohio State University. She completed a residency in comparative theriogenology (reproduction) at Purdue University and has been board certified in theriogenology since 1997. She has worked in a variety of practice settings including general mixed practice, referral practice and academia. She believes strongly in providing client education and speaks at breed group meetings regularly. She also speaks at many veterinary conferences and has written many journal articles and book chapters on a variety of reproductive topics.


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