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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
The Canine Immune Response to Valley Fever March 20, 2023
CHF-funded investigators identified an immune response specific to Coccidioides (Valley Fever) infection in dogs. This information will help with disease prognosis, treatment, and prevention.
Exploring Genetic Causes of Glaucoma in the American Cocker Spaniel February 7, 2023
Investigators identified a region on chromosome 10 that is implicated in the development of glaucoma in the American Cocker Spaniel.
Complex Genetics Underlie Deafness in the Dalmatian January 19, 2023
The genetics of congenital deafness in the Dalmatian are complex, but investigators have identified genetic markers associated with the condition to help breeders plan mating pairs with a decreased risk of producing deaf offspring.
New Treatment for Urinary Incontinence December 12, 2022
Regenerative medicine is an option to treat urinary incontinence in female dogs
Progress Continues in the Development of a New Treatment for Canine Bone Cancer November 14, 2022
Histotripsy appears to be a well-tolerated and effective treatment for canine bone cancer.
Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)
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.
Dachshund Update - Spring 2022 - Cushing's Syndrome April 13, 2022
Dachshunds with Cushing's Syndrome may benefit from research of targeted treatments.
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.
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.
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Discoveries - Winter 2023 January 11, 2023
Dietary supplements to help treat epilepsy, 2022 awards, 2023 Clinician-Scientist Fellows, and more.
Discoveries - Fall 2022 October 12, 2022
Cruciate ligament rupture test, research benefiting the canine athlete, end of year giving, and more.
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.
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