Articles & Newsletters
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Library is a comprehensive list of all the canine health articles available on this website. You can search for an article by research area or breed. The information is divided into four sections:
Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published quarterly.
e-Newsletter - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
Hyposensitizing Dogs to Atopic Dermatitis July 26, 2016
Up to 10 percent of dogs are affected by atopic dermatitis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease caused by an inappropriate immune reaction to environmental allergens that are mainly absorbed through the skin, orally or from breathing.
Cracking the code to successfully manage the environmental allergens that ailed “Henry,” a gentle, loving chocolate Labrador Retriever, turned into a strategic operation against a plethora of pollens, molds, dust mites, and dander to which he was sensitized.
Collaboration Advances Canine Reproductive Health May 19, 2016
The American Kennel Club, the AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Theriogenology Foundation have teamed up to support training the next generation in the field of small animal theriogenology.
Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion in Dogs May 10, 2016
Learn more about hyperthermia and heat stoke in dogs and how to keep your four-legged friends safe.
Fighting Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs April 13, 2016
Help support the AKC Canine Health Foundation's Tick-Borne Disease Initiative.
Learn more about tick-borne diseases and what's being done to help us better understand how to protect our dogs.
Delegates’ Canine Health Committee June 28, 2009
This article describes some of the efforts and accomplishments of the Delegate Canine Health Committee.
The differences in genetic diseases depending on the size variety of the poodle breed.
The research that lead to the discovery of the gene mutation that causes hyperuricosuria in Dalmatians.
The symptoms, tests and breeding considerations for hypothyroidism.
The tools that are available to help breeders reduce and prevent the inherited eye diseses glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and cataracts.
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The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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