AKC Canine Heath Foundation News
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.
OFA and ACVO Establish New Eye Registry and Database September 4, 2012
The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) have announced the establishment of a new joint Eye Certification Registry (ECR) and Clinical Database for Ophthalmic Diagnoses (CDOD) effective November 1, 2012. Together, the ECR and CDOD will be important tools to monitor canine inherited eye conditions and reduce their incidence.
Nestlé Purina PetCare Continues Support for CHF July 30, 2012
Nestlé Purina PetCare, a 17 year supporter of canine health, continues its support of CHF.
CHF Launches the Canine Athlete Initiative July 16, 2012
CHF launches the Canine Athlete Initiative to benefit the health of all dogs.
Pet Fire Safety July 13, 2012
Tips on keeping your pets safe in case of a fire.
CHF Attends 6th International Conference on “Advances in Canine and Feline Genomics and Inherited Diseases” June 29, 2012
The highly anticipated 6th International Conference on “Advances in Canine and Feline Genomics and Inherited Diseases” was held in Visby, Sweden from March 28-June 1 2012. CHF staff Dr. Terry Warren and Dr. Shila Nordone attended the conference.
Pfizer Animal Health Extends Support for CHF June 12, 2012
Pfizer Animal Health continues its support of the AKC Canine Health Foundation.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation and Golden Retriever Foundation have joined forces in the fight against canine cancer through a collaborative request for proposals.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) launches a public awareness and fundraising campaign to kick off Pet Cancer Awareness Month, May 1-31, 2012.
AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) funded researcher Cindy Otto, DVM, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania was presented with an American flag flown in Afghanistan in recognition of her commitment to the health of working dogs.
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