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Am./Can. Ch. Indian Bend Too Hot To Handle "Rodney" June 1, 2017

Meet Rodney. He's our featured dog for the month of June in the 2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.

GCH Teritails Loyal Knight May 1, 2017

Meet Percy, our May 2017 featured dog.

Blastomycosis in Dogs April 4, 2017

Learn more about blastomycosis and how to keep your dog safe.

Research Outcome: 02248: Identification of a Novel Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Gene and Its Underlying Disease Mechanism March 27, 2017

Researchers have identified a new gene linked to juvenile epilepsy in dogs. Finding this gene defect has important implications for understanding epilepsy, and could help treat epilepsy in both dogs and humans.

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Researchers Seek Genetic Marker for Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease January 1, 2010

The research being done on Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease as well as the surgical options for the disease.

Breeders Should Take Precautions to Prevent Canine Brucellosis January 1, 2010

Description of the devestating reproductive disease Canine Brucellosis including how it spreads, available tests and ongoing research.

Cord1-PRA Genetic Testing Recommended for Miniature Dachshunds January 1, 2010

The genetic test available for Progressive Retinal Atrophy and the implications for breeders.

Breeders Welcome New DNA Test for Primary Lens Luxation January 1, 2010

The discovery of the gene for Primary Lens Luxation and the resulting genetic test.

Breeders are Encouraged to Health Test Dogs & Participate in CHIC January 1, 2010

Bulldog breeders are encouraged to health test and register results with the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC).

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