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Blastomycosis in Dogs April 4, 2017

Learn more about blastomycosis and how to keep your dog safe.

Research Outcome: 02248: Identification of a Novel Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Gene and Its Underlying Disease Mechanism March 27, 2017

Researchers have identified a new gene linked to juvenile epilepsy in dogs. Finding this gene defect has important implications for understanding epilepsy, and could help treat epilepsy in both dogs and humans.

‘I feel it in my gut’ – an unexpected relationship between gut bacteria and brain disease in dogs March 20, 2017

Summary of a recent CHF-sponsored paper published in PLOS One: ‘The Association of Specific Constituents of the Fecal Microbiota with Immune-Mediated Brain Disease in Dogs’.

BIS BISS GCH Brywood Heluva Ride March 1, 2017

Meet Toodles, our March 2017 featured dog.

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 Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

Getting Smart About Cancer: How to Achieve an Accurate Diagnosis April 1, 2010

How cancer is diagnosed and what a dog owner can expect if you find a lump on your dog.

Breeders Are Encouraged to Health Test for Patellar Luxation April 1, 2010

A description of patellar luxation and the available health tests for the orthopedic disease.

Parent Club Urges Participation in CHIC Blood Draw Clinics April 1, 2010

The Dalmatian Club of America requirements for the Canine Health Information Center database and the benefits of participation.

ARVC Gene Mutation Discovery Gives Breeders Another Testing Tool April 1, 2010

The breakthrough discovery of the gene mutation that causes arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in Boxers and the genetic test now available to breeders. ARVC is a heart disease that can cause sudden death without any warning.

Weighing In on the Risks & Benefits of Early Sterilization in Rottweilers April 1, 2010

The pros and cons of early spay and neuter of rottweilers.

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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 21 September 1, 2006

Article topics include the CHIC DNA Bank, health weight for dogs, the genetic test for hemophilia and more.

Discoveries Issue 20 April 1, 2006

Article topics include the discovery of the merle gene, canine dental problems, health surveys and more.

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