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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

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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

Breed-Specific Pain Sensitivity in Dogs September 15, 2023

A team of CHF-funded investigators at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine have published results from their groundbreaking study which may radically change how we understand canine pain

Making Strides - Wearable Tech for Canine Athletes? August 15, 2023

A CHF-funded research team is developing wearable sensors that can recognize and measure dog movements common in agility training and competition.

Studying Potential Treatments for Degenerative Myelopathy May 25, 2023

A recently awarded grant from the AKC Canine Health Foundation will help investigators study the drug riluzole as a potential treatment for dogs with DM.

Sniffing Out Strategies to Control Chagas Disease April 18, 2023

CHF-funded investigators at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine have been working to better understand Chagas disease in dogs.

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.

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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.

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Success Stories

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.

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.

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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 - 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.

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

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