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
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.
Investigators have identified two genetic mutations that influence the development of idiopathic epilepsy in the Belgian Sheepdog and Belgian Tervuren.
Do vector-borne infections contribute to laboratory test abnormalities common in the Greyhound? August 15, 2022
CHF-funded investigators analyzed data to see what influence vector-borne infections have on the results of these common blood and urine tests
Do Lipid Droplets Play a Role in Canine Pyometra? July 25, 2022
Lipid droplets in the uterine lining likely play a role in the development of pyometra, or uterine infection.
Novel Neurologic Disorder Characterized in Dalmatians June 20, 2022
The genetic mutation responsible for a unique neurologic disease in Dalmatian dogs was recently identified.
Bloat Emergency - How a Webinar Helped Save a Life September 6, 2021
Thanks to a recently viewed CHF-sponsored webinar, one dog owner recognized his dog's medical emergency and got appropriate treatment to save his life.
One Health: A Shortcourse June 3, 2021
Learn how the global One Health movement can improve your dog’s health—and yours. (Courtesy of the Canine Chronicle, June 2021)
The Quiet Ones May 6, 2021
Profile of Duane and Connie Butherus from the May 2021 issue of the Canine Chronicle.
Boxer Update - Spring 2021 - DNA Disease Testing March 30, 2021
Purina ProPlan Boxer Update (Spring 2021) - Boxer DNA Tests: An Understanding of Heart and Neurologic Diseases
Learn about medical and surgical management of canine pyometra. (Used with permission from Today’s Breeder, Nestlé Purina PetCare.)
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.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Study of 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs Enters its Fourteenth Year November 24, 2015
A long-term medical surveillance study which has followed the search and rescue dogs of 9/11 enters its fourteenth year. The study, conducted by Dr. Cindy Otto of the University of Pennsylvania Penn Vet Working Dog Center and funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation has followed the health and behavior of the 9/11 dogs since October 2001.
Cancer in Dogs Helps to Inform Human Disease September 18, 2015
AKC Canine Health Foundation contributes funding to research linked to discovering new treatment options to benefit both dogs and humans.
Finding Better Options for Joint Repair with Regenerative Medicine February 14, 2014
One of the most common injuries of the stifle is rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). Surgery can repair the ligament, but it does not necessarily help restore other damaged joint tissues. Fortunately, the emerging field of regenerative medicine gives hope that it might be possible to generate such replacement tissues in the lab.
The Big (and Small) Six February 12, 2014
Recently researchers determined that approximately half of the weight differences seen across dog breeds can be explained by variations in and around only six genes. Studies such as this one can provide insight into some of the size differences seen in humans as well as growth-related health concerns in dogs and humans.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries - Winter 2021 January 13, 2021
Read about research related to treating skin allergies, CCL rupture, and more.
Discoveries - Fall 2020 October 14, 2020
Educational outreach, osteosarcoma research, and end of year giving opportunities.
Discoveries Summer 2020 July 15, 2020
Lymphoma & epilepsy research updates, theriogenology residents, and spotlight on the Golden Retriever Foundation.
Discoveries Spring 2020 April 15, 2020
Topics include investments in canine health resources and the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program.
Discoveries Winter 2020 January 30, 2020
Topics include our 25th anniversary and new Clinician-Scientist Fellows.
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