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Canine Epigenetics and Aging May 1, 2019

Mapping of the human and canine genomes and continued advancements in genetic technology provide new areas of exploration into how we age and our susceptibility to diseases as we get older.

Exploring the Landscape of Immunotherapy for Canine Osteosarcoma April 15, 2019

AKC Canine Health Foundation funded researchers at the University of California, Davis are working to improve the statistics for dogs with osteosarcoma through the exploration of immunotherapy.

Hair Coat Disorder in Schipperkes Resembles Alopecia X April 1, 2019

Researchers describe the clinical, histopathological (microscopic), and laboratory characteristics of a hair coat disorder in Schipperkes that resembles Alopecia X.

Investigating Dietary Supplements for the Treatment of Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy March 15, 2019

Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London explored owner use of dietary supplements in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy.

Steroid Responsive Meningitis-Arteritis in North American Dogs March 1, 2019

Steroid responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRMA) is a common inflammatory disease of the central nervous system in young dogs. Owners and researchers are collaborating with the AKC Canine Health Foundation to learn more about the disease in North American dogs.

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Poodle Breeders Are Instrumental in Advancing Epilepsy Research April 1, 2010

The story of how poodle breeders have helped to advance canine epilepsy research.

Getting Smart About Cancer: How to Achieve an Accurate Diagnosis April 1, 2010

How cancer is diagnosed and what a dog owner can expect if you find a lump on your dog.

Weighing In on the Risks & Benefits of Early Sterilization in Rottweilers April 1, 2010

The pros and cons of early spay and neuter of rottweilers.

Proactive Breeders Improve Outcomes for Dogs with Ocular Diseases April 1, 2010

What dog owners can do for dogs with some types of eye disease.

Breeders Are Encouraged to Health Test for Patellar Luxation April 1, 2010

A description of patellar luxation and the available health tests for the orthopedic disease.

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