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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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Exploring Risk Factors for Canine Lymphoma September 8, 2020

CHF-funded investigators at the University of Wisconsin, Madison set out to learn more about the combinations of genetic mutations and toxin exposures that contribute to canine lymphoma.

What is the Best Age to Spay/Neuter Your Dog? It Depends. September 1, 2020

CHF-funded researchers have created guidelines based on breed, sex, and body weight regarding when to neuter a dog in order to avoid increasing the risks of certain joint disorders and cancers.

Diagnostic Criteria for Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis August 28, 2020

Recently, current and former members of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ Genetics Committee came together to create and publish clear diagnostic guidelines for Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis. These updated diagnostic criteria for GRPU were recently published in the open source journal Veterinary Ophthalmology and are summarized here.

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

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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

Malignant Histiocytosis: Looking for a Cure December 1, 2010

The median survival time for malignant histiocytosis is only 2-4 months. Traditional cancer treatments such as radiation and surgery are generally ineffective in dogs with MH. There is hope for the future; however, as preliminary studies of a new form of treatment have shown some real promise.

A Heart-To-Heart on Severe Subaortic Stenosis December 1, 2010

This is the story of how an experimental procedure for the heart disease severe subaortic stenosis has helped dogs Marley and Moe. The procedure also holds promise to help children affected by the disease.

Can Human Research Improve the Diagnosis of Canine Lymphoma? December 1, 2010

This article discusses research that shows the progress made in understanding and diagnosing human lymphoma can help improve the diagnosis and treatment of lymphatic cancers in dogs.

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.

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.

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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 32 April 1, 2010

Article topics include vaccines and vaccination protocols, bone cancer and the genetic test for cataracts in the Boston Terrier.

Discoveries Issue 31 January 1, 2010

Article topics include influenza, the 7th Biennial National Parent Club Canine Health Conference and more.

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.

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