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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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Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published quarterly.

e-Newsletter - view the archives of our e-Newsletter 

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Canine Health Articles

Coronavirus - Information for Dog Owners May 6, 2020

Coronavirus infection information for dog owners.

Small Animal Reproductive Medicine Thrives Thanks to Collaboration Between the American Kennel Club, AKC Canine Health Foundation, Theriogenology Foundation and Auburn University May 1, 2020

A description of the AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program and its success at Auburn University

Canine Blood Donation May 1, 2020

An overview of canine blood donor programs and CHF-funded research on canine blood disorders.

Xylitol - Information for Dog Owners March 13, 2020

Information on xylitol, a sugar substitue that is poisonous to dogs.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Research Helps Labrador Retriever Breeders Manage a Devastating Disease February 21, 2020

Thanks to dedicated breeders like Dr. Fran Smith and research supported by the AKC Canine Health Foundation, Labrador Retriever breeders, owners, and veterinarians now have a better understanding of exercise-induced collapse and tools to manage it.

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

Investigating Leptospirosis in Dogs August 17, 2018

Purina Pro Club magazine article on leptospirosis and CHF/Purina partnership

Boxer Update - Spring 2018 July 24, 2018

A Nestle Purina publication dedicated to Boxer enthusiasts.

PPCP Program - DN Magazine February 9, 2018

Article in DN Magazine that describes the Purina PPCP Program.

Chagas Disease Information for Dog Owners January 11, 2018

Important information for dog owners about Chagas Disease created by Michelle Evason and Jason Stull.

Canine Influenza December 10, 2017

Important information for dog owners about canine influenza created by Michelle Evason and Jason Stull.

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Success Stories

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.

Transitional Cell Carcinoma: Once Considered Incurable, Now Highly Treatable August 2, 2010

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.

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.

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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 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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