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
An Update on Canine Leptospirosis September 4, 2019
The latest CHF-funded epidemiologic data on canine leptospirosis in North America is presented.
The Cattle Dog That Could August 27, 2019
Meet 11-year-old “Skoal,” an Australian Cattle Dog who has wowed crowds at national-level agility events, including the 2019 AKC Agility Cup presented by EEM, thanks to his trainer, owner…and great care.
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.
Canine Influenza December 10, 2017
Important information for dog owners about canine influenza created by Michelle Evason and Jason Stull.
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.
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.
Personalizing Cancer September 4, 2010
With a $12,000, start-up grant from the AKC Canine Health Foundation, researchers at Van Andel Research Institute soon identified regions of DNA associated with hemangiosarcoma in Clumber Spaniels. Little did they know that their project would become part of a larger effort involving academic, industry and government organizations and that it would result in a revolutionary move to provide better cancer treatment not only for dogs but for people, too.
Monitoring the Health of Canine Heroes August 30, 2010
In response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, some 300 search-and-recue dogs were deployed to the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Since October 2001, Cynthia Otto, an associate professor of critical care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary medicine, has been tracking the health of those dogs.
In many respects, Frankie was a lucky dog. Just a few years ago Frankie’s diagnosis of transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) would have been a death sentence. Fortunately for Frankie and other dogs, times are changing. The past decade has seen great progress in managing TCC.
Getting a Leg Up on Cruciate Ligament Rupture July 21, 2010
This is the story of how Dr. Peter Muir at the University of Wisconsin is working to improve treatment options for cruciate ligament rupture and how a Golden Retriever named Morgan helped the cause.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Issue 26 June 1, 2008
Article topics include parvovirus, the things dogs will eat, the genetic test for Degenerative Myelopathy and more.
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.
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