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Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published quarterly.

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Bone Cancer is Highly Heritable in Irish Wolfhounds December 1, 2021

Bone cancer is highly heritable in the Irish Wolfhound. Research is underway to identify the specific mutations that influence its development in this breed.

Exploring New Treatments for Bone Cancer November 15, 2021

Histotripsy shows promise as a non-invasive treatment method for canine osteosarcoma.

Exploring New Tools for Degenerative Myelopathy Diagnosis November 8, 2021

Investigators at the University of Missouri explored ways to diagnose and monitor the progression of degenerative myelopathy that are repeatable and less invasive than current diagnostic tests.

Refining the Genetic Mutations That Cause SLO in Bearded Collies October 11, 2021

Investigators have refined our knowledge of genetic mutations associated with immune system function that predict the development of symmetrical lupoid onychodystrophy (SLO) in the Bearded Collie.

The Future of Vector-Borne Disease Testing September 20, 2021

Next generation sequencing (NGS) may revolutionize vector-borne disease testing in veterinary medicine since it can rapidly detect the relative amounts of infectious organism DNA in dog blood samples.

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One Health: Advancing Canine and Human Health December 6, 2021

A review of the 2021 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference in Today's Breeder. (Courtesy of Purina)

The 2021 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Health Conference Part 1 October 11, 2021

Highlights of the cancer and neurology sessions from the 2021 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference

One Health: A Shortcourse June 3, 2021

Learn how the global One Health movement can improve your dog’s health—and yours. (Courtesy of the Canine Chronicle, June 2021)

The Quiet Ones May 6, 2021

Profile of Duane and Connie Butherus from the May 2021 issue of the Canine Chronicle.

Boxer Update - Spring 2021 - DNA Disease Testing March 30, 2021

Purina ProPlan Boxer Update (Spring 2021) - Boxer DNA Tests: An Understanding of Heart and Neurologic Diseases

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Success Stories

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.

A Fighting Chance Against Hemangiosarcoma May 26, 2021

A profile of Chesapeake Bay Retriever "Ruger" and his participation in a CHF-funded clinical trial.

Genetic Mutation Discovered for Mucopolysaccharidosis in Miniature Pinschers November 27, 2020

To further define the genetic mutation(s) that cause muchopolysaccharidosis VI in dogs, CHF-funded investigators analyzed DNA in the area that codes for the affected enzyme in Miniature Pinschers and Miniature Schnauzers.

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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 2021 October 13, 2021

Read highlights from the 2021 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference, including Dr. Cindy Otto’s keynote address and receipt of the Asa Mays, DVM Excellence in Canine Health Research Award. Also explore some of CHF’s latest research grants and ways that you can support canine health research this giving season.

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

Discoveries - Winter 2021 January 13, 2021

Read about research related to treating skin allergies, CCL rupture, and more.

Discoveries - Fall 2020 October 14, 2020

Educational outreach, osteosarcoma research, and end of year giving opportunities.

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