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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

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Discoveries - the print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

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Canine Health Articles

Customizing Canine Care - Updates Presented at the 2013 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference November 5, 2013

Success stories in recent canine health research embrace an individual, or customized, approach to treating disease. Adult stem cells and platelet-rich plasma provide the rich healing properties needed for soft-tissue injuries, and gene expression profiling is leading us to the day when cancer treatment can be targeted to individuals.

Field Awareness November 1, 2013

The sound of crinkling leaves underfoot signals the start of upland bird hunting and fall field trials, a favorite time of year for many sporting dog enthusiasts. Lurking in the grouse woods or along the edges of a prairie where bobwhite quail can be found are unseen dangers to dogs.

Pet Therapy Programs: Tapping Into A Dog’s Natural Instincts October 21, 2013

CHF is committed to more than just the physical health of our four-legged companions. CHF understands how important it is that dogs are happy and healthy socially. While there are many activities that dogs and their owners can engage in that will provide mental and physical challenges, pet therapy programs provide the added benefit of helping someone else and tapping into a dog’s natural instincts.

Partners for Healthy Pets Leads Drive to Remind Pet Owners of the Importance of Preventive Healthcare October 14, 2013

America’s veterinarians are taking aim at reducing the rate of preventable diseases among cats and dogs by urging pet owners to schedule veterinary checkups at least once per year. Many practicing veterinarians are seeing increases in pet obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, arthritis, and heart disease among America’s pets – conditions that can shorten our pets’ lives. That is why pet health experts have partnered in a comprehensive effort to convince pet owners that annual checkups can help ensure that their pets live happier, healthier lives.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Takes Significant First Step in Preventing Bloat in Dogs October 7, 2013

CHF has taken a significant step toward the eventual prevention of the devastating condition commonly known as bloat. CHF is pleased to announce the approval of two research grants which will work to establish the causes and pre-dispositions for gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), or bloat. These studies will provide the insight necessary to one day prevent the condition.

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation Process of Obtaining, Reviewing and Selecting Grants December 1, 2008

This article is about the AKC Canine Health Foundation's grant process and how the Foundation finds the highest quality grants that will benefit canines and ultimately humans.

The Challenge of Canadian Rye and Other "Mean Seeds" September 1, 2008

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.

BRUCELLA CANIS — Infection Emerging as a Reproductive Disease Across the U.S. September 1, 2008

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.

Researcher Looks for Genetic Mutations Causing Canine Liver Shunts June 1, 2008

Signs of liver shunts, the mode of inheritance, management of the disease and current research.

Research Focuses on Lupoid Dermatosis in German Shorthaired Pointers June 1, 2008

Research being done to uncover the genetic cause of the skin disease Lupoid Dermatosis in German Shorthaired Pointers.

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An Interview with Susan Lilly, New CEO of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

12/18/2014

In this podcast we hear from Susan Lilly, the new CEO of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. A native of Michigan, Susan boasts a strong fundraising background. After holding development positions at Central Michigan University, she served as Director of Development at Michigan State University and, most recently, was Executive Director of the North Carolina State University Veterinary Health Foundation. In this podcast Susan discusses her passion for helping animals, her enthusiasm about being a part of CHF and its mission, and her desire to connect with you and the many supporters of CHF.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.


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