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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

Do Lipid Droplets Play a Role in Canine Pyometra? July 25, 2022

Lipid droplets in the uterine lining likely play a role in the development of pyometra, or uterine infection.

Novel Neurologic Disorder Characterized in Dalmatians June 20, 2022

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

Hope for the Diet-Related Dilated Cardiomyopathy Dilemma June 1, 2022

Sub-clinical heart damage in apparently health dogs appears to be reversible with a diet change.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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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 - 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.

Discoveries Summer 2021 July 14, 2021

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

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