Articles & Newsletters
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:
Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published quarterly.
e-Newsletter - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
A Better Option for Diagnosing Ovarian Remnant Syndrome August 23, 2019
Thanks to funding from the AKC Canine Health Foundation, a better testing option has been described for canine ovarian remnant syndrome.
A One Health Approach to Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses July 15, 2019
CHF-funded researchers are studying a class of rare, fatal disorders of the nervous system called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL). The knowledge gained may help dogs and people affected by this devastating disease.
Thanks to AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) funding, researchers are exploring the effects of age and sperm characteristics on fertility.
Regenerative Medicine for Canine Cartilage Disorders June 3, 2019
Regenerative medicine uses the body’s own cells and proteins to promote healing and may be used to treat tendon and ligament injuries, spinal conditions, and osteoarthritis in dogs.
Gallbladder mucocele formation in dogs is an emerging and deadly disease. CHF and its donors remain committed to finding answers about this disease to inform better treatment and prevention strategies.
Genetic Causes of Glaucoma in Cocker Spaniels November 1, 2017
Fall 2017 issue of the Cocker Spaniel Update, courtesy of Purina Pro Plan
Boxers with Degenerative Myelopathy November 1, 2017
Fall 2017 issue of the Boxer Update, courtesy of Purina Pro Plan
Prompt Treatment for Blastomycosis in Dogs April 4, 2017
Learn about Blastomycosis, which is caused by a fungal mold.
Research Spotlight: Degenerative Myelopathy February 22, 2017
Learn how your investment is making a difference in the study of Degenerative Myelopathy.
Creation of an NCI comparative brain tumor consortium: informing the translation of new knowledge from canine to human brain tumor patients February 21, 2017
The Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium (CBTC) is focused on improving the understanding of naturally occurring canine brain cancer. Learn more about the findings of the CBTC in this white paper.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Issue 25 March 1, 2008
Article topics include determining the best age to spay or neuter, aspergillosis in dogs, the AKC Guide to Responsible Dog Ownership and more.
Discoveries Issue 24 December 1, 2007
Article topics include Canine Pulmonary Fibrosis, Hemangiosarcoma, the genetic test for Primary Hyperparathyroidism in the Keeshond and more.
Discoveries Issue 22 February 1, 2007
Article topics include the discovery of the gene for Familial Nephropathy in English Cocker Spaniels, the genetic test for Fucosidosis in the English Springer Spaniel, disaster preparedness and more.
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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