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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.

The Effects of Aging and Cryopreservation on Canine Semen Quality July 1, 2019

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.

Researching the Cause of Gallbladder Mucocele in Dogs June 1, 2019

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.

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 Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

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.

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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 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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