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
Exploring Biomarkers for Atopic Dermatitis April 14, 2022
Measuring cell signaling proteins may be useful to monitor disease progression in dogs with atopic dermatitis.
The Role of Pollution in Canine Cancer February 7, 2022
Data suggest that air and water pollution influence the development of bladder cancer and lymphoma in dogs.
Lipid Profiles to Diagnose Atopy January 18, 2022
Fat levels in blood and skin may be helpful to diagnose atopy in dogs.
Genetics of Border Collie Collapse January 14, 2022
Border Collie Collapse is a moderately to highly heritable, complex disease that is influenced by many genetic mutations and environmental factors.
Better Testing for Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs December 16, 2021
Investigators are exploring ways to more accurately predict the prognosis for dogs with acute pancreatitis.
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.)
Dog Update - Spring 2021 - Osteoarthritis March 11, 2021
Osteoarthritis in dogs benefits from early diagnosis and treatment.
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.
Investigating Influenza February 10, 2014
In the middle of winter, it sometimes seems like everyone is down with the flu. However, humans aren’t the only species that can suffer from influenza. Dogs can get it too, and a few years back a novel strain of influenza began showing up in the canine population. With the support of the AKC Canine Health Foundation researchers set out to track the virus across the United States.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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.
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.
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