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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.

The Continued Threat of Leptospirosis May 17, 2019

Protect your family and dogs by staying informed about leptospirosis risks, symptoms, and research.

Canine Epigenetics and Aging May 1, 2019

Mapping of the human and canine genomes and continued advancements in genetic technology provide new areas of exploration into how we age and our susceptibility to diseases as we get older.

Exploring the Landscape of Immunotherapy for Canine Osteosarcoma April 15, 2019

AKC Canine Health Foundation funded researchers at the University of California, Davis are working to improve the statistics for dogs with osteosarcoma through the exploration of immunotherapy.

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

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.

Safe and Effective Sarcoma Therapy through Bispecific Targeting of EGFR and uPAR February 16, 2017

An ongoing collaborative research study funded by CHF and our donors (1889-G) has led to a recent report showing promising results with a new treatment for dogs with Hemangiosarcoma. The treatment shows potential implications for human sarcoma treatments as well.

Lyme Disease January 26, 2017

Learn more about Lyme disease and how your investment is making an impact for both dogs and people.

Living with Lymphoma May 30, 2014

Cachet, a Portuguese Water Dog, was 8 years old when she was diagnosed with lymphoma. Read Cachet's inspiring story about living with cancer.

Customizing Canine Care - Updates Presented at the 2013 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference November 5, 2013

Success stories in recent canine health research embrace an individual, or customized, approach to treating disease. Adult stem cells and platelet-rich plasma provide the rich healing properties needed for soft-tissue injuries, and gene expression profiling is leading us to the day when cancer treatment can be targeted to individuals.

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Success Stories

Groundbreaking discovery leads to genetic test for EIC in Labrador retrievers May 20, 2010

This article is about the discovery of the gene for Exercise Induced Collapse and the resulting genetic test.

Research in Dogs Results in Treatment for Blindness in Humans December 4, 2009

This article is about the treatment for Leber's congenital amaurosis, a disease that causes blindness in humans, that resulted from research done on congenital stationary nightblindness in Briards.

Advances in Canine Cardiac Research October 23, 2009

Advancements in the development of genetic tests and new treatments are making great strides to help dogs that suffer from heart disease. These advancements were presented at the 2009 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.

New Pathogenic Role for an Old Virus October 23, 2009

A link between ocular disease and canine herpes virus was established in 2006. The discovery of the new clinical effects of canine herpes virus is changing not only treatment for the virus but also leading to future research of the decades-old virus.

Gene for Merle Color Pattern Discovered March 29, 2006

Researchers at Texas A&M University have recently published an article describing their identification of the genetic mutation that causes merle coat color patterning in several breeds. The merle coat color is also associated with several health concerns including deafness.

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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 20 April 1, 2006

Article topics include the discovery of the merle gene, canine dental problems, health surveys and more.

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