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
Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension in Dogs February 27, 2019
With funding from CHF Grant 01982, researchers at the University of California, Davis examined the diagnostic value of quantitative indirect echocardiographic indices of pulmonary hypertension to predict pulmonary artery pressure in dogs.
An Update on the Health Effects of Spay/Neuter in Dogs February 20, 2019
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and its donors have invested in research to explore the effects that neutering can have on dogs’ health. Evidence-based, breed-specific information is needed so that caregivers can make the best decisions for the long-term health of their dog(s).
Read about the success of one AKC/AKC CHF/TF Theriogenology Residency Program graduate in her career as a canine reproductive specialist.
CHF-funded researchers investigate new and more accurate methods to diagnose canine hypothyroidism.
Breeding Soundness Examination of the Bitch November 15, 2018
Summary of an article written by AKC/AKC Canine Health Foundation/Theriogenology Foundation Theriogenology Residency recipient Dr. Carla Barstow on breeding soundness examination of the bitch.
Recent advances in canine genomics have made exploration of genetic mechanisms controlling breedspecific differences possible.
Bulldog breeders are encouraged to health test and register results with the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC).
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.
Genetic Testing for prcd-PRA Is Recommended Before Breeding January 1, 2010
Genetic testing recommendations for Progressive Retinal Atrophy and what the results mean to breeders.
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.
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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