AKC Canine Heath Foundation News
AKC Canine Health Foundation Presents Dr. Kathryn Meurs with the Asa Mays Excellence in Canine Health Research Award August 8, 2013
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) will present Dr. Kathryn Meurs of North Carolina State University with the Asa Mays Excellence in Canine Health Research Award on August 10 at the National Parent Club Canine Health Conference. Dr. Meurs was selected to receive this biennial award based on her critical contributions to understanding inherited heart disease in dogs.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Launches Educational Series on Field and Hunting Dog Health Awareness August 7, 2013
The AKC Canine Foundation (CHF) today kicks off a public awareness campaign focused on Field and Hunting Dog Health Awareness. This six week series will highlight three main health issues of particular concern to field trial and hunting dog owners: Grass Awn Migration Disease, Leptospirosis, and Ehrlichiosis.
The latest research on cat and dog genetics—and its related impact on health and breeding—will be presented by more than a dozen world-renowned experts at a two-day conference on September 27-29 in Boston, Mass.
AVMA, AAHA & More Than 90 Veterinary Health Organizations Partner to Launch Direct to Consumer Campaign Urging Annual Checkups for Family Pets July 19, 2013
With reports of pet obesity, diabetes and cancer on the rise, officials of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the AmericanvAnimal Hospital Association (AAHA) and more than 90 organizations across all levels of the veterinary profession have joined together to form Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), in a public information campaign urging pet owners to schedule annual checkups for their cats and dogs.
AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) funded researcher, Benjamin L. Hart, has been honored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as the Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year.
CHF Partners on Safe Summer Pet Travel Campaign June 27, 2013
In an effort to bring pet travel safety to the forefront of pet owners’ minds this summer, TripsWithPets.com will be partnering with the AKC Canine Health Foundation to launch the Safe Summer Pet Travel Campaign.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Partners for Healthy Pets June 20, 2013
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an associate membership with Partners for Healthy Pets, an alliance of more than 20 leading veterinary associations and animal health companies. Partners for Health Pets strives to help pet owners understand the importance and value of preventive pet healthcare and to provide veterinary professionals with tools to enhance veterinary visits and communicate the value of routine care.
A record-high seven groups, includig the AKC Canine Health Foundation, will share in funds and national publicity provided via Scott Linden's Wingshooting USA television series in the third annual "TruckVault Cares ... for conservation, canines & kids" initiative.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Golden Retriever Foundation Jointly Fund Groundbreaking Canine Cancer Research Projects May 28, 2013
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and the Golden Retriever Foundation (GRF) embark on a new journey of finding answers to canine cancer by announcing the joint funding of nearly $1.5 million in canine cancer research. The Foundations have worked together to select two outstanding canine cancer research projects that will potentially make real progress in the fight against canine cancer. The research results are expected to significantly improve the understanding and diagnosis of canine cancer so that dogs live longer, healthier lives.
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Continues Long-Standing Commitment to Canine Health with Donations to the AKC Canine Health Foundation May 22, 2013
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company continues its long-standing support of canine health with recent donations to the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) for the seventeenth consecutive year. Combined, the 2013 donations represent over $1 million and make a significant impact on the health concerns of all dogs.
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.
Health Implications in Early Spay and Neuter in Dogs February 25, 2013
AKC Canine Health Foundation-funded research investigates health implications in early spay and neuter in dogs. A team of researchers led by Dr. Benjamin L. Hart at the University of California, Davis has completed the most detailed study performed to date, and recent results have the potential to significantly impact recommendations for spaying and neutering dogs in the United States.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Earns 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator February 15, 2013
The AKC Canine Health Foundation is proud to announce the achievement of a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This designation is bestowed on charities that adhere to the highest standards of fiscal management, accountability, and transparency.
CHF Funds Trial for Novel Brain Tumor Medication January 24, 2013
The AKC Canine Health Foundation has awarded the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Veterinary Medicine and Emory University a $119,000 grant over three years to test a newly developed experimental drug to treat dogs with naturally-occurring brain tumors, following partial surgical removal of those tumors.
CHF Fights Bloat in Dogs January 15, 2013
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.
2013 Clinician-Scientist Fellowships Awarded November 13, 2012
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.
Canine cancer patient biospecimens are now available for scientific use through the Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) and the Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository.
CHF Approves $1.7 Million in Canine Health Research Funding October 22, 2012
CHF has approved $1.7 million in canine health research funding for 2013. These grants cover a wide range of health concerns affecting all dogs and will provide better treatments, more accurate diagnosis, and a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that cause canine disease.
2013 Grants Focus on One Health - One Medicine October 22, 2012
Forty percent of the newly approved 2013 have a One Health - One Medicine component. By tapping into naturally occurring veterinary diseases that affect both canines and humans, CHF can use this to drive translational research faster and more cost-effectively than traditional animal models have in the past.
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