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
To further define the genetic mutation(s) that cause muchopolysaccharidosis VI in dogs, CHF-funded investigators analyzed DNA in the area that codes for the affected enzyme in Miniature Pinschers and Miniature Schnauzers.
Unraveling the Causes of Canine Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia November 20, 2020
By comparing the genes expressed in dogs with newly diagnosed but untreated IMHA versus those expressed in healthy dogs, CHF-funded investigators hope to identify specific genes that are turned on early in disease development and can be used as treatment targets.
Researching Health Risks for the Dogs of 9/11 November 10, 2020
CHF-funded researchers found that the long-term risk of adverse health effects in search and rescue dogs deployed following 9/11 was low.
The Complex Genetics of Diabetes Mellitus in Australian Terriers October 26, 2020
AKC Canine Health Foundation funded researchers study the complex genetics underlying diabetes mellitus in dogs.
Testing for Heartworm Resistance October 1, 2020
CHF-funded investigators evaluated various tests that could help distinguish susceptible and resistant heartworms.
Dog Update - Fall 2020 - Parent Club Health Surveys September 25, 2020
Purina ProPlan Dog Update (Fall 2020) - Learn how parent clubs are using breed health surveys to guide health research funding, choose appropriate health screening tests, and develop health education tools.
Review of the Current State of Genetic Testing in Dogs September 15, 2020
The types of genetic tests currently in use, their application in breeding programs, and their limitations will be discussed, as well as potential negative effects of the misuse of test results in both pet and breeding dogs.
Recently, current and former members of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ Genetics Committee came together to create and publish clear diagnostic guidelines for Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis. These updated diagnostic criteria for GRPU were recently published in the open source journal Veterinary Ophthalmology and are summarized here.
The "Vaccinate?" Debate June 10, 2020
A discussion of the importance of canine vaccination to prevent disease.
Purina ProPlan Golden Retriever Update (Summer 2020) - The Link Between Hemangiosarcoma & Bartonella: Vector-Borne Illness May Contribute to Cancer
In 2020, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) celebrates its 25th anniversary. Founded by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1995 as an independent, 501c3 non-profit organization to focus on research specifically for canine health, CHF has invested more than $58 million in research and educational grants and canine health projects.
SPOTlight on Dr. Garvin, Chairman of the AKC Canine Health Foundation Board of Directors July 6, 2020
Profile of AKC Canine Health Foundation Chairman of the Board of Directors
Writing a Life with Dogs and Horses June 8, 2020
A profile of CHF board member Sue Copeland.
Small Animal Reproductive Medicine Thrives Thanks to Collaboration Between the American Kennel Club, AKC Canine Health Foundation, Theriogenology Foundation and Auburn University May 1, 2020
A description of the AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program and its success at Auburn University
Meet William Christensen, MD, MPH – Member of CHF’s Board of Directors and Scientific Review Committee May 1, 2020
Dr. William (Bill) Christensen is a valued member of the AKC Canine Health Foundation’s Board of Directors and Scientific Review Committee. Dogs and medicine have always been a part of his life and both benefit from his passion and expertise.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Fall 2019 October 16, 2019
Topics include some of the latest scientific updates from the 2019 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.
Discoveries Summer 2019 July 15, 2019
Topics include the microbiome-gut-brain axis and epilepsy, canine atopy, Calming Care probiotic, and researcher spotlight on Dr. Karen Munana.
Discoveries Spring 2019 April 17, 2019
Topics include personalized medicine for canine mast cell tumor treatment, diagnosing tick-borne disease, the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program, and a donor spotlight featuring Carolyn and Gary Koch.
Discoveries Winter 2019 January 16, 2019
Topics include mitral valve disease, working dog cognition, and 2018 annual award winners
Discoveries Fall 2018 October 15, 2018
Topics include the 9/11 Medical Surveillance Study, CHF's Hemangiosarcoma Research Initiative, and researcher Dr. Cindy Otto.
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