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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
The AKC Canine Health Foundation today launches a research and education initiative on bloat. The Initiative will sponsor research grants designed to better understand the cause and predisposition of bloat in dogs. Educational resources will also be made available to dog owners and to veterinarians.
Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) is a major cause of severe anemia in American dogs. IMHA occurs when the immune system attacks and destroys oxygen-carrying red blood cells (RBC), leading to symptoms including exhaustion, weakness, and panting. However, although scientists have known for years that the immune system destroys the RBCs in dogs with IMHA, they still have no idea what prompts it to attack.
Search and Rescue teams perform incredibly important, and incredibly stressful, work. However, until recently, there has been little research on how the stresses of the job affect the mental health of the humans and dogs performing it. Researchers recently determined that a factor that significantly increased depression and PTSD symptoms in handlers was having a dog who became sick or died. Interestingly, shifting of the bond between dog and handler did not only affect the humans. Changes in the health of human handlers also affected the well-being of their dogs.
Since dogs spend so much time running, jumping, fetching and generally romping indoors and outside, is it any wonder that having healthy paws is so important for a dog's well being? A few simple steps will keep your dog's paws in good shape and help you recognize common ailments of the foot.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces today the establishment of the Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program. Five promising veterinary residents were selected by their colleges of veterinary medicine as the inaugural class of Fellows and will receive support from the AKC Canine Health Foundation for their training and research efforts.
Sadly, in recent years, the Springer Spaniel Field Trial world has become more aware of illnesses befalling some of our dogs - sometimes fatally - due to infections attributable to barbed grass awns.
This article is about the increasing prevalence of canine brucellosis, how to recognize it and testing needed in order to prevent further spread of this silent and serious disease.
Signs of liver shunts, the mode of inheritance, management of the disease and current research.
Research being done to uncover the genetic cause of the skin disease Lupoid Dermatosis in German Shorthaired Pointers.
The Labrador Retriever Club's Health Survey, the survey questions and the goals of the survey.
The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
In this podcast we hear from Dr. Natasha Olby, Professor of Neurology at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Olby received her veterinary degree and PhD from the University of Cambridge and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with a specialty in small animal neurology and neurosurgery. Dr. Olby recently received funding from CHF to develop a novel regenerative medicine treatment for spinal cord injury in dogs, and today we will discuss the innovative, comprehensive approach she is taking to address the needs of these injured patients.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.