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
Sniffing Out Strategies to Control Chagas Disease April 18, 2023
CHF-funded investigators at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine have been working to better understand Chagas disease in dogs.
The Canine Immune Response to Valley Fever March 20, 2023
CHF-funded investigators identified an immune response specific to Coccidioides (Valley Fever) infection in dogs. This information will help with disease prognosis, treatment, and prevention.
Exploring Genetic Causes of Glaucoma in the American Cocker Spaniel February 7, 2023
Investigators identified a region on chromosome 10 that is implicated in the development of glaucoma in the American Cocker Spaniel.
Complex Genetics Underlie Deafness in the Dalmatian January 19, 2023
The genetics of congenital deafness in the Dalmatian are complex, but investigators have identified genetic markers associated with the condition to help breeders plan mating pairs with a decreased risk of producing deaf offspring.
New Treatment for Urinary Incontinence December 12, 2022
Regenerative medicine is an option to treat urinary incontinence in female dogs
Boxer Update - Spring 2022 - ARVC April 13, 2022
Discovery of second arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy gene variant in Boxers provides another testing tool.
For the Ages April 7, 2022
The Dog Aging Project has One Key Goal: To Help Your Dog and You Live Longer, Healthier Lives
GSD Update - Fall 2021 - Bloat March 28, 2022
Purina ProPlan German Shepherd Dog Update (Fall 2021) - Bloat: A Multifactorial Disease in German Shepherd Dogs
One Health: Advancing Canine and Human Health December 6, 2021
A review of the 2021 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference in Today's Breeder. (Courtesy of Purina)
The 2021 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Health Conference Part 1 October 11, 2021
Highlights of the cancer and neurology sessions from the 2021 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference
The combination of a genetic mutation and sex can predict a German Shepherd Dog’s risk of being affected by CIM with 75% accuracy.
The Value of an Informed Dog Owner January 12, 2022
One owner's story about the challenges of diagnosing and treating her dog's fungal infection demonstrates why CHF places high importance on educational outreach.
The Great Pyrenees Club of America collaborated with CHF to explore the genetics underlying dwarfism in their breed.
A Clinician-Scientist Success Story July 20, 2021
Read about Clinician-Scientist Fellow Dr. Gasson and how she collaborated with her mentor, Dr. Brian Saunders, and a team at Texas A&M University to develop regenerative therapies for challenging orthopedic conditions in dogs.
Effie's Tale July 1, 2021
Learn how one owner’s tragic loss of her dog to a killer cancer fueled her passion to help fund research into early detection—and hopefully, a cure.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries - Summer 2022 July 13, 2022
Lyme disease, new theriogenology residents, One Health, and more
Discoveries - Spring 2022 April 13, 2022
Breast cancer research, PPCP, and more
Discoveries Winter 2022 January 12, 2022
New technologies, 2022 Clinician-Scientist Fellows, and 2021 Awards.
Discoveries Fall 2021 October 13, 2021
2021 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference highlights, latest research grants, and more.
Discoveries Summer 2021 July 14, 2021
Clinical trials for canine cancer research, an update on diet-related DCM, theriogenology residents, and more.
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