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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:
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Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published quarterly.
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Canine Health Articles
New Treatment for Urinary Incontinence December 12, 2022
Regenerative medicine is an option to treat urinary incontinence in female dogs
Progress Continues in the Development of a New Treatment for Canine Bone Cancer November 14, 2022
Histotripsy appears to be a well-tolerated and effective treatment for canine bone cancer.
Epigenetic Biomarkers of B Cell Lymphoma October 31, 2022
Cancerous canine B cells show a distinct increase in overall methylation compared to normal canine B cells.
The Low Down on the Wipe Down for Working Dogs September 15, 2022
Commonly used veterinary cleansers are just as effective as FEMA recommended dish soap at removing a simulated contaminant from working dog coats, plus they provide the added benefit of antimicrobial activity.
The Genetics of Idiopathic Epilepsy in the Belgian Sheepdog and Belgian Tervuren September 1, 2022
Investigators have identified two genetic mutations that influence the development of idiopathic epilepsy in the Belgian Sheepdog and Belgian Tervuren.
Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)
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 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.
New Genetic Test Helps Breeders Manage Dwarfism in Great Pyrenees July 30, 2021
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.
A Fighting Chance Against Hemangiosarcoma May 26, 2021
A profile of Chesapeake Bay Retriever "Ruger" and his participation in a CHF-funded clinical trial.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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.
Discoveries - Spring 2021 April 14, 2021
TIck-borne infections, personalized medicine for lymphoma, Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program, and more
Discoveries - Winter 2021 January 13, 2021
Read about research related to treating skin allergies, CCL rupture, and more.
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