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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.

The Role of Aging and the Immune System in Canine Degenerative Myelopathy February 18, 2020

CHF-funded researchers concluded that priming of central nervous system immune cells, advancing age, and a mutation in the gene that codes for superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) are all risk factors for development of clinical signs of canine DM.

Diet-Related Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs January 15, 2020

Several research studies are underway to explore factors influencing the apparent increase in incidence of diet-related dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs, including a multi-institutional, prospective study supported by the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF).

Hope for Diagnosing and Treating Histiocytic Malignancies in Dogs January 6, 2020

Learn about research on this rare but devastating cancer in dogs and humans.

Summary of Canine Health Bytes Webinar: “Canine Degenerative Myelopathy: From Gene Mutation Discovery to Clinical Trials” November 20, 2019

A brief summary of the Canine Health Bytes webinar on canine degenerative myelopathy, presented by Dr. Joan Coates in October 2019.

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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.

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Success Stories

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.

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.

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.

Dog Genome Sequence and Analysis Published in Nature December 12, 2005

An international research team led by scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard announced the completion of a high-quality genome sequence of the domestic dog. Funded in part by grants from the AKC Canine Health Foundation, the genome sequence provides a catalog of 2.5 million specific genetic differences across several dog breeds.

Use of the Canine Genome May Help Develop Cancer Therapies May 10, 2005

With funding from the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), the laboratory of Dr. Matthew Breen has developed a canine cancer cytogenetics ‘toolbox’ that allows the presence of chromosome changes associated with canine cancers to be evaluated.

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