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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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The Health Implications of Early Spay and Neuter May 6, 2013

Recently scientists from the University of California-Davis used a large veterinary database to determine what exactly the implications of neutering might be for a breed of dogs that is one of the most popular in the U.S. – the Golden Retriever. The results were fascinating: timing of spay and neuter did affect the risk of a dog developing serious health problems.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month with Public Awareness and Fundraising Campaign April 30, 2013

Pet Cancer Awareness Month is a public awareness and fundraising campaign May 1 - 31. Learn more about CHF-funded research, information on different types of canine cancer, care for dogs with cancer, and other cancer-related health resources.

CHF Releases Webinar on Regenerative Medicine Therapy to Treat Orthopedic Injuries in Dogs April 25, 2013

CHF's new webinar, “Regenerative Medicine for Canine Orthopedic Concerns” features internationally recognized veterinary orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sherman Canapp discussing the recent progress in the use of regenerative medicine to treat orthopedic injuries in dogs. This free, 40 minute webinar is part of CHF's HealthE-Barks webinar series.

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs April 22, 2013

CHF-funded researcher, Dr. Jeffery Biskup, discusses CCL rupture in dogs and the surgical treatment for this common orthopedic injury.

Dark Colored Dogs Highlight Cancer's Complexity April 17, 2013

Standard poodles are at risk of an aggressive type of cancer known as squamous cell carcinoma of the digit (SCDD). However, not all poodles are equally susceptible to SCDD. Dark colored poodles are at high risk of this cancer, while light colored dogs are almost never affected. Researchers recently found the genetic mutations that are likely responsible for the difference.

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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.

Breed Health Survey Aims to Identify Key Concerns June 1, 2008

The Labrador Retriever Club's Health Survey, the survey questions and the goals of the survey.

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CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Shipping Canine Semen

04/24/2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to bring you the fourth installment in a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians.

In this podcast Kim Hesler of Zoetis Reproductive Services discusses shipping canine semen and how it may be easier than you think. Ms. Hesler grew up on a Herford cow-calf and row crop operation in northern Missouri before attending the University of Missouri, where she majored in Animal Science. She interned with Select Sires, which entailed estrus timing and artificial insemination of cattle throughout the country. In 2007, she joined the Synbiotics Reproduction Services team in Kansas City, Missouri. Through a corporate merger she is now a Reproduction Service Specialist with Zoetis where she provides assistance to customers and Zoetis Freeze Centers regarding storage and international shipment of canine and equine frozen semen.


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