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A One Health Approach to Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses July 15, 2019

CHF-funded researchers are studying a class of rare, fatal disorders of the nervous system called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL). The knowledge gained may help dogs and people affected by this devastating disease.

The Effects of Aging and Cryopreservation on Canine Semen Quality July 1, 2019

Thanks to AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) funding, researchers are exploring the effects of age and sperm characteristics on fertility.

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.

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A Practical Guide to Diagnostic Testing for Veterinary Cancer Patients August 16, 2013

There is considerable confusion regarding when, if, and what tests are appropriate or recommended for use to diagnose cancer in companion animals or whether any of these tests can be used to detect cancer in the early stages or predict if a healthy dog will develop cancer. This article is intended to provide pet owners with some basic understanding of the diagnostic process – why and when testing is necessary, what are some the benefits and what are some the pitfalls. It also is meant to encourage communication with primary care veterinarians and specialists in order to maximize the potential of a team approach to health care.

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.

ARVC Gene Mutation Discovery Gives Breeders Another Testing Tool April 1, 2010

The breakthrough discovery of the gene mutation that causes arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in Boxers and the genetic test now available to breeders. ARVC is a heart disease that can cause sudden death without any warning.

Parent Club Urges Participation in CHIC Blood Draw Clinics April 1, 2010

The Dalmatian Club of America requirements for the Canine Health Information Center database and the benefits of participation.

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