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Granulomatous Colitis in Boxers and French Bulldogs February 2, 2021

CHF-funded researchers at Cornell University have been studying this disease to identify the underlying genetic mutations and explore the molecular processes involved.

Researching Mechanisms of Chronic Pain in Dogs January 25, 2021

CHF-funded investigators have demonstrated the presence of two types of functioning receptors involved in pain signalling in canine macrophages, allowing better study of chronic pain in dogs.

Searching for the Genetic Basis of Addison’s Disease in the Bearded Collie January 12, 2021

CHF-funded investigators describe several genetic mutations that contribute to the risk of Addison's Disease in the Bearded Collie.

Addressing the Behavioral Changes of Canine Epilepsy January 5, 2021

While exploring potential new treatments for canine epilepsy, CHF-funded investigators at the Royal Veterinary College are also analyzing the important behavioral changes that accompany this disease.

Searching for the Genetic Basis of Bloat December 21, 2020

CHF-funded investigators at Tufts University are examining the genetic and metabolic factors associated with bloat to understand the true cause of this disease.

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The "Vaccinate?" Debate June 10, 2020

A discussion of the importance of canine vaccination to prevent disease.

Golden Retriever Update - Summer 2020 - Hemangiosarcoma & Bartonella June 8, 2020

Purina ProPlan Golden Retriever Update (Summer 2020) - The Link Between Hemangiosarcoma & Bartonella: Vector-Borne Illness May Contribute to Cancer

Boxer Update - Spring 2020 - Mast Cell Tumor March 26, 2020

Purina ProPlan Boxer Update (Spring 2020) - Mast Cell Tumor: Research of Personalized Medicine & Checkpoint Immunotherapy

Xylitol - information for Dog Owners pdf March 13, 2020

Information on xylitol, a sugar substitute that is poisonous to dogs.

A Remarkable Life in Dogs - Cindy Vogels February 18, 2020

A profile of CHF board member Cindy Vogels. (Courtesy of the Canine Chronicle.)

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Success Stories

Dark Colored Dogs Highlight Cancer's Complexity April 17, 2013

Standard poodles are at risk of an aggressive type of cancer known as squamous cell carcinoma of the digit (SCDD). However, not all poodles are equally susceptible to SCDD. Dark colored poodles are at high risk of this cancer, while light colored dogs are almost never affected. Researchers recently found the genetic mutations that are likely responsible for the difference.

Selecting First-Choice Anti-Seizure Medications for Dogs February 15, 2013

Epilepsy is a medical condition found in both dogs and humans. The seizures it causes can be quite dangerous, and although it is often treatable, there has been some debate over which anti-epileptic drug (AED) is most effective.

New System Developed for Studying B-cell Cancers February 15, 2013

With the help of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, Dr. Daisuke Ito and colleagues set out to find an alternative to traditional cell culture techniques for studying DLBCLs. Instead of creating a DLBCL-like cell artificially, using viral infection, they wanted to find a way to grow and maintain the diverse collection of B-cells found in an actual canine cancer.

The Role of Oxidative Stress in IMHA January 15, 2013

Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) is a major cause of severe anemia in American dogs. IMHA occurs when the immune system attacks and destroys oxygen-carrying red blood cells (RBC), leading to symptoms including exhaustion, weakness, and panting. However, although scientists have known for years that the immune system destroys the RBCs in dogs with IMHA, they still have no idea what prompts it to attack.

There for Each Other – Relationships Between Humans and Dogs on Search and Rescue Teams November 20, 2012

Search and Rescue teams perform incredibly important, and incredibly stressful, work. However, until recently, there has been little research on how the stresses of the job affect the mental health of the humans and dogs performing it. Researchers recently determined that a factor that significantly increased depression and PTSD symptoms in handlers was having a dog who became sick or died. Interestingly, shifting of the bond between dog and handler did not only affect the humans. Changes in the health of human handlers also affected the well-being of their dogs.

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Discoveries

The award-winning print newsletter of the  AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.

Discoveries Issue 54 2016 May 18, 2016

Topics from this issue include: Pet Cancer Awareness Month; Canine Reproductive Health Collaboration; In Memoriam: Monique Arrington

Discoveries Issue 53 November 1, 2015

Includes topics on the National Parent Club Canine Health Conference; The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. to receive CHF President's Award; cold weather tips; Dr. Diane Brown hired as CSO.

Discoveries Issue 52 - Spring 2015 May 1, 2015

Includes topics on Pet Cancer Awareness; What to expect when visiting a veterinary oncologist; CHF Parent Club Conference; extending the lives of dogs with melanoma; advances in lymphoma and reevaluating the nature of hemangiosarcoma

Discoveries Issue 51 January 1, 2015

Include topics on our 2015 Distinguished Research Partners; 2015 President's Award Recipient, Thomas A. Grabe; and Clinician Scientist Fellows; information on Brucellosis; and newly awarded research grants

Discoveries Issue 50 November 1, 2014

Includes topics on announcements for CHF's new CEO Susan Lilly; celebrating senior dogs; impact of your giving to canine health; and funded research projects/

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