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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:

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Canine Health Articles

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.

Exploring Biomarkers for Atopic Dermatitis April 14, 2022

Measuring cell signaling proteins may be useful to monitor disease progression in dogs with atopic dermatitis.

The Role of Pollution in Canine Cancer February 7, 2022

Data suggest that air and water pollution influence the development of bladder cancer and lymphoma in dogs.

Lipid Profiles to Diagnose Atopy January 18, 2022

Fat levels in blood and skin may be helpful to diagnose atopy in dogs.

Genetics of Border Collie Collapse January 14, 2022

Border Collie Collapse is a moderately to highly heritable, complex disease that is influenced by many genetic mutations and environmental factors.

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

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

Idiopathic epilepsy research may advance treatments for affected Rottweilers.

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

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

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.

For the Ages April 7, 2022

The Dog Aging Project has One Key Goal: To Help Your Dog and You Live Longer, Healthier Lives

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Success Stories

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.

New Genetic Test Helps Breeders Manage Dwarfism in Great Pyrenees July 30, 2021

The Great Pyrenees Club of America collaborated with CHF to explore the genetics underlying dwarfism in their breed.

A Clinician-Scientist Success Story July 20, 2021

Read about Clinician-Scientist Fellow Dr. Gasson and how she collaborated with her mentor, Dr. Brian Saunders, and a team at Texas A&M University to develop regenerative therapies for challenging orthopedic conditions in dogs.

Effie's Tale July 1, 2021

Learn how one owner’s tragic loss of her dog to a killer cancer fueled her passion to help fund research into early detection—and hopefully, a cure.

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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 - 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.

Discoveries Summer 2021 July 14, 2021

Clinical trials for canine cancer research, an update on diet-related DCM, theriogenology residents, and more.

Discoveries - Spring 2021 April 14, 2021

TIck-borne infections, personalized medicine for lymphoma, Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program, and more

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