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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:

Canine Health Articles

Articles Available for Download (PDF)

Success Stories

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

e-Newsletter - view the archives of our e-Newsletter 

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Canine Health Articles

Improving the Diagnosis of Immune Thrombocytopenia in Dogs June 1, 2024

Laboratory test results and clinical findings can help differentiate primary from secondary immune thrombocytopenia cases.

Ripples in the Water - Chlorination and Cancer Risk in Dogs May 15, 2024

Owners of dog breeds at high risk for bladder cancer should limit their dog’s access to chlorinated swimming pools and install water filtration units to remove chlorination byproducts from the dog’s drinking water.

Breeding Away from Epilepsy in the Belgian Tervuren May 1, 2024

CHF-funded investigators studied if the prevalence of idiopathic epilepsy in Belgian Tervurens has decreased following the discovery of genetic mutations that influence disease risk in this breed.

The Heart of the Matter: Heartworm Disease in Dogs April 24, 2024

More than 100,000 dogs test positive for heartworm infection every year in the United States. CHF-funded scientists are studying better ways to prevent and treat this deadly disease.

Progress Treating Parvo April 10, 2024

Recent advances in canine health research are making real progress in our ability to treat parvo.

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

Breeder Excellence: Canine Breeder Excellence Seminar Tracks - A Comprehensive Overview January 2024 May 2, 2024

The latest seminar tracks focused on artificial insemination, managing prostate disease in dogs, and maximizing the survival of neonates. This valuable information is summarized here for breeders.

From CHF: Breeder Seminar Roundup March 3, 2023

Canine Breeder Excellence Seminar Track Summary, November 2022

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.

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Success Stories

Evidence for the Use of CBD to Treat Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy March 13, 2024

While taking CBD oil, dogs experienced fewer days in which they had a seizure compared to the period during which they took placebo oil.

Participation Matters October 2, 2023

The desire to improve Boxer health and a wish that no more dogs and owners should have to experience the agony of degenerative myelopathy (DM) are what motivated Boxer breeder Julie Higgins to participate in a clinical trial with her dog Sophia.

Rhodesian Ridgeback Lovers Back AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Cancer Research May 10, 2023

AKC Parent Clubs like the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States and their members are valued partners of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the health of all dogs.

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.

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

Discoveries - Spring 2024 April 17, 2024

Thyroid testing, a new sports medicine residency, and more

Discoveries - Winter 2024 January 17, 2024

In this issue of Discoveries you can learn about pain sensitivity, 2023 award recipients, and meet the 2024 Clinician-Scientist Fellows

Discoveries - Fall 2023 October 11, 2023

Highlights from the 2023 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference, end of year giving, and more.

Discoveries - Summer 2023 July 12, 2023

In the latest issue of Discoveries you can learn about the link between lung and GI disease, meet the 2023 theriogenology resident, and more.

Discoveries - Spring 2023 April 12, 2023

Advances in canine bone cancer research, Purina Parent Club Partnership Program update, donor spotlight, and more.

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