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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

The Joys of Adopting Senior Dogs September 23, 2014

Learn more about the joy a senior dog can provide a family.

Proper Conditioning Helps Active Older Dogs Stay Healthy & Well September 16, 2014

Senior dogs whose owners closely monitor their weight and keep them active and properly conditioned are shining examples of how growing older can be a healthy progression of life.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Susan M. Lilly as New CEO September 10, 2014

Susan M. Lilly has been appointed the new CEO of the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

Optimal Nutrition for Senior Dogs Starts with Avoiding Obesity September 9, 2014

From a dietary perspective, preventing obesity is the most important thing an owner can do to promote a dog’s health and well-being.

Senior Dog 101 September 2, 2014

Learn more about the unique health care needs of senior dogs.

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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 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:Tips For Success With Fresh Chilled Semen Breedings, Part II: The Brood Bitch

06/04/2015

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 brood bitch. 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.

Listen to part one of this podcast: fresh chilled semen breeding, focusing on the stud dog.


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