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Canine Leptospirosis – On the Rise? December 19, 2017

Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease; in both dogs and humans, leptospirosis can cause severe kidney or liver failure, meningitis, difficulty breathing, and in some cases, lead to death.

New Research in Canine Semen Evaluation and Fertility Outcomes November 30, 2017

Artificial insemination (AI) is not an uncommon practice in canine reproduction, and in addition to the practice of AI, the use of chilled or frozen sperm has increased in popularity. But what are the effects of these storage methods on reproductive outcomes?

Leptospirosis Information for Dog Owners November 1, 2017

Learn more about this infectious disease

GCH Whitland One for the Money TD MH22 “Cash” July 1, 2017

Meet Cash. He is our featured dog for the month of July in the 2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.

Canine Brucellosis Update June 21, 2017

Canine brucellosis is a reproductive disease caused by the bacterium Brucella canis (B. canis), which can cause infertility, abortion, and severe spinal infections in dogs.

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Alliances Between AKC Clubs and Veterinary Schools Prove to Have Great Rewards for Both July 21, 2010

This article is about The Atlanta Kennel Club's positive experience in partnering with the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine for over twenty years.

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency May Have Complex Inheritance Pattern May 1, 2010

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency and ongoing research on the genetic cause of the disease.

Poodle Breeders Are Instrumental in Advancing Epilepsy Research April 1, 2010

The story of how poodle breeders have helped to advance canine epilepsy research.

Proactive Breeders Improve Outcomes for Dogs with Ocular Diseases April 1, 2010

What dog owners can do for dogs with some types of eye disease.

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.

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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 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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