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
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.
Bone Cancer is Highly Heritable in Irish Wolfhounds December 1, 2021
Bone cancer is highly heritable in the Irish Wolfhound. Research is underway to identify the specific mutations that influence its development in this breed.
Exploring New Treatments for Bone Cancer November 15, 2021
Histotripsy shows promise as a non-invasive treatment method for canine osteosarcoma.
Exploring New Tools for Degenerative Myelopathy Diagnosis November 8, 2021
Investigators at the University of Missouri explored ways to diagnose and monitor the progression of degenerative myelopathy that are repeatable and less invasive than current diagnostic tests.
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.
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.
Using Technology to Track Disease January 13, 2014
Leptospirosis, which is caused by a waterborne parasite, can infect both dogs and humans. Without effective treatment, it can cause serious kidney and liver damage. It can even lead to death. Researchers from the University of California-Davis have been investigating the spread of leptospirosis using specialized mapping programs.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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.
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
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