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Progress Continues in the Development of a New Treatment for Canine Bone Cancer November 14, 2022

Histotripsy appears to be a well-tolerated and effective treatment for canine bone cancer.

Epigenetic Biomarkers of B Cell Lymphoma October 31, 2022

Cancerous canine B cells show a distinct increase in overall methylation compared to normal canine B cells.

The Low Down on the Wipe Down for Working Dogs September 15, 2022

Commonly used veterinary cleansers are just as effective as FEMA recommended dish soap at removing a simulated contaminant from working dog coats, plus they provide the added benefit of antimicrobial activity.

The Genetics of Idiopathic Epilepsy in the Belgian Sheepdog and Belgian Tervuren September 1, 2022

Investigators have identified two genetic mutations that influence the development of idiopathic epilepsy in the Belgian Sheepdog and Belgian Tervuren.

Do vector-borne infections contribute to laboratory test abnormalities common in the Greyhound? August 15, 2022

CHF-funded investigators analyzed data to see what influence vector-borne infections have on the results of these common blood and urine tests

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

The World of Hurt August 5, 2022

Does your German Shepherd Dog feel pain differently than your neighbor’s Maltese? A groundbreaking study funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation may soon have the answer.

Dog Update - Spring 2022 - Research Insights April 13, 2022

Supraspinatous tendinopathy, kennel cough, and pain are focus of canine research.

Rottweiler Update - Spring 2022 - Idiopathic Epilepsy April 13, 2022

Idiopathic epilepsy research may advance treatments for affected Rottweilers.

Dachshund Update - Spring 2022 - Cushing's Syndrome April 13, 2022

Dachshunds with Cushing's Syndrome may benefit from research of targeted treatments.

Boxer Update - Spring 2022 - ARVC April 13, 2022

Discovery of second arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy gene variant in Boxers provides another testing tool.

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Success Stories

AKC Canine Health Foundation 2022 Summer Veterinary Student - Brooke Gallagher September 19, 2022

Learn more about Colorado State University veterinary student Brooke Gallagher's summer internship with CHF.

The Genetics of Idiopathic Epilepsy in the Belgian Sheepdog and Belgian Tervuren September 1, 2022

Investigators have identified two genetic mutations that influence the development of idiopathic epilepsy in the Belgian Sheepdog and Belgian Tervuren.

Novel Neurologic Disorder Characterized in Dalmatians June 20, 2022

The genetic mutation responsible for a unique neurologic disease in Dalmatian dogs was recently identified.

Genetic Test for Megaesophagus in German Shepherd Dogs May 16, 2022

The combination of a genetic mutation and sex can predict a German Shepherd Dog’s risk of being affected by CIM with 75% accuracy.

The Value of an Informed Dog Owner January 12, 2022

One owner's story about the challenges of diagnosing and treating her dog's fungal infection demonstrates why CHF places high importance on educational outreach.

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Discoveries

The award-winning print newsletter of the  AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.

Discoveries - Fall 2022 October 12, 2022

Cruciate ligament rupture test, research benefiting the canine athlete, end of year giving, and more.

Discoveries - Summer 2022 July 13, 2022

Lyme disease, new theriogenology residents, One Health, and more

Discoveries - Spring 2022 April 13, 2022

Breast cancer research, PPCP, and more

Discoveries Winter 2022 January 12, 2022

New technologies, 2022 Clinician-Scientist Fellows, and 2021 Awards.

Discoveries Fall 2021 October 13, 2021

2021 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference highlights, latest research grants, and more.

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