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

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Canine Health Articles

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

The Gut Microbiome and Canine Epilepsy July 21, 2020

An innovative pilot study was conducted at the North Carolina State University to study the role of Lactobacillus in canine epilepsy.

Understanding the Mortality Rate of GDV (Bloat) in U.S. Dogs June 17, 2020

Examining the mortality rate of GDV while including cases where treatment is not attempted provides a more realistic view of this disease and suggests that a focus on preventing bloat could save more dog lives.

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

Poodle Epilepsy Research - Genetics & Innovative Treatments are Key March 19, 2019

Read about three studies funded through the AKC Canine Health Foundation's Epilepsy Research Initiative in this Spring 2019 edition of Purina's Poodle Update.

AKC Canine Health Foundation-The Ohio State University Canine Leptospirosis Posters 2018 December 26, 2018

Two poster presentations from The Ohio State University on Canine Leptospirosis. Funding provided by the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

German Shepherd Dog Update - Hemangiosarcoma Research December 18, 2018

Learn more about AKC Canine Health Foundation funded research on hemangiosarcoma in this Nestle Purina publication for German Shepherd Dog enthusiasts.

Dog Update - Fall 2018: Fall Allergy Season September 12, 2018

Get ready for dog allergies in fall with this Nestle Purina publication dedicated to dog enthusiasts.

Golden Retriever Update - Fall 2018: B-cell Lymphoma Research September 12, 2018

Learn more about B-cell lymphoma research and biomarkers that may help detect cancer risk and outcome in this Nestle Purina publication for Golden Retriever enthusiasts.

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Success Stories

Racing Towards Answers – Scientists Look For A Better Understanding of Sled Dog Health December 1, 2010

This article describes what we have learned from research on sled dogs. We now have a better understanding of the unique concerns affecting the health of these dogs.

Looking for Normal December 1, 2010

This article describes research to understand how canine mast cells function.

Research on Brain Disease in Pugs Could Also Help Scientists Understand A Rare Form of Multiple Sclerosis December 1, 2010

This article is about research on an inflammatory brain condition, necrotizing meningoencephalitis (NME). Researchers have found that disease risk in Pug Dogs is closely linked to the same group of genes that has been implicated in human risk for Multiple Sclerosis.

Developing Breed-Specific Tests for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Dogs December 1, 2010

The group of diseases called the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses cause progressive nervous system damage in both dogs and humans. This article is about the research that resulted in genetic tests for the diseases in some breeds of dogs.

Rottweiler "Punch" Helps Advance Osteosarcoma Research September 15, 2010

Faith Bult knows osteosarcoma will eventually claim her Rottweiler Punch’s life, but she hopes contributing to research by donating samples of Punch’s blood and DNA will help future generations of dogs diagnosed with this disease.

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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 Issue 30 October 1, 2009

Article topics include patella luxation, canine lymphoma, Meet the Breeds and more.

Discoveries Issue 29 July 1, 2009

Article topics include hip dysplasia, ground-breaking for the Purina Event Center, the mysteries of thyroid disease and more.

Discoveries Issue 28B April 1, 2009

Article topics include epilepsy, hemangiosarcoma, and the genetic test for hereditary cataracts in the Australian Shepherd.

Discoveries Issue 27 September 1, 2008

Article topics include growing smart puppies, the genetic test for Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), and more.

Discoveries Issue 26 June 1, 2008

Article topics include parvovirus, the things dogs will eat, the genetic test for Degenerative Myelopathy and more.

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