Researching Health Risks for the Dogs of 9/11 November 10, 2020
CHF-funded researchers found that the long-term risk of adverse health effects in search and rescue dogs deployed following 9/11 was low.
The Complex Genetics of Diabetes Mellitus in Australian Terriers October 26, 2020
AKC Canine Health Foundation funded researchers study the complex genetics underlying diabetes mellitus in dogs.
Testing for Heartworm Resistance October 1, 2020
CHF-funded investigators evaluated various tests that could help distinguish susceptible and resistant heartworms.
Researching Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia in Dogs September 15, 2020
CHF and its donors have invested over $350,000 in studies exploring the underlying genetics and mechanisms of IMHA in dogs, as well as improved diagnostic and treatment strategies.
Exploring Risk Factors for Canine Lymphoma September 8, 2020
CHF-funded investigators at the University of Wisconsin, Madison set out to learn more about the combinations of genetic mutations and toxin exposures that contribute to canine lymphoma.
What is the Best Age to Spay/Neuter Your Dog? It Depends. September 1, 2020
CHF-funded researchers have created guidelines based on breed, sex, and body weight regarding when to neuter a dog in order to avoid increasing the risks of certain joint disorders and cancers.
Diagnostic Criteria for Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis August 28, 2020
Recently, current and former members of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ Genetics Committee came together to create and publish clear diagnostic guidelines for Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis. These updated diagnostic criteria for GRPU were recently published in the open source journal Veterinary Ophthalmology and are summarized here.
A One Health Approach to Beating Cancer August 27, 2020
Recent discoveries by AKC Canine Health Foundation funded researchers demonstrate the power of a One Health approach in fighting cancer, a devastating disease found in humans and dogs.
A New Technology to Assess Tumor Margins During Surgery August 17, 2020
CHF-funded investigators are exploring a new technology that could provide accurate surgical margin information in real-time and right in the operating room
Puppy Cognition – the Making of a Brilliant Canine Mind July 31, 2020
CHF-funded investigators are collaborating with Canine Companions for Independence to explore the cognitive characteristics of young puppies
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