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Research Outcome: Grant 02128-A: Redefining the Recommendations for Prevention of Infectious Disease at Dog Shows and Other Areas Where Dogs Meet and Compete February 13, 2017

To help dog owners and event organizers better understand and prevent transmission of infectious diseases in dogs, the AKC Canine Health Foundation, in collaboration with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, funded a study in order to provide practical guidelines to reduce the risk of disease spread in the canine population. Learn about the recommendations and impact of this exciting study.

New Canine Genetic Testing Initiative February 9, 2017

The "IPFD Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs," initiative provides practical support to address the challenges associated with the often confusing world of canine DNA testing. It strives to support consumer confidence in DNA testing, educate consumers in the use of these tests as tools to reduce the incidence of inherited disease, and reduce redundant international efforts.

Research Spotlight: Lyme Disease January 26, 2017

Learn more about Lyme disease and how your support of CHF is making an impact.

TRUE OR FALSE? 10 Common Canine Influenza Beliefs Explained January 6, 2017

Canine infectious disease expert, Dr. Jason Stull, provides the facts about canine influenza virus (CIV) and how to make the best choices to protect your dog.

Tick-Borne Disease Initiative Grants September 16, 2016

Learn more about the grants awarded through the AKC Canine Health Foundation's Tick-Borne Disease Initiative.

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Researchers Reach Halfway Point in Coat-Color Gene Identification September 1, 2009

The progress toward identifying the genes that determine coat color and the connections between coat color and health of the dog.

Vaccine for Canine Influenza Virus Expected to Help Prevent Outbreaks September 1, 2009

Overview of the Canine Influenza Virus, symptoms, how to stop and outbreak and the new preventative vaccine for the disease.

Stem Cell Clinical Trials Begin for Treatment of Dilated Cardiomyopathy September 1, 2009

An update about ongoing clinical trials using stem cell transplantation therapy in dogs with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.

Selective Breeding Can Prevent Producing EIC-Affected Dogs September 1, 2009

The new genetic test available for Exercise Induced Collapse and how it can help breeders prevent the condition.

Cancer - We CAN Treat it! July 29, 2009

Summary of presentation on cancer treatments made at the 2000 Dog Owners and Breeders Symposium at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

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