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Canine Health Articles

Diet-Related Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs January 15, 2020

Several research studies are underway to explore factors influencing the apparent increase in incidence of diet-related dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs, including a multi-institutional, prospective study supported by the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF).

Hope for Diagnosing and Treating Histiocytic Malignancies in Dogs January 6, 2020

Learn about research on this rare but devastating cancer in dogs and humans.

Summary of Canine Health Bytes Webinar: “Canine Degenerative Myelopathy: From Gene Mutation Discovery to Clinical Trials” November 20, 2019

A brief summary of the Canine Health Bytes webinar on canine degenerative myelopathy, presented by Dr. Joan Coates in October 2019.

Research to Improve Working Dog Success November 15, 2019

With research supported by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and its donors, investigators are exploring the temperamental traits and cognitive skills that determine a successful working dog.

Personalized Medicine for Dogs September 15, 2019

The field of personalized medicine is flourishing in human and veterinary healthcare and the AKC Canine Health Foundation and its donors are funding research to advance the health of all dogs, on a personal level.

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 Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

Rottweiler Update - Hemangiosarcoma Spring 2019 May 10, 2019

Learn about CHF-funded research on hemangiosarcoma in this issue of Purina ProPlan's Rottweiler Update.

AKC CHF-funded Oncology Research Publications 23Apr2019 April 25, 2019

Publications resulting from CHF-funded oncology grants as of 4/23/19.

Dog Update - Glaucoma Research Spring 2019 April 15, 2019

Learn about CHF-funded research on canine glaucoma in this issue of Purina ProPlan's DOG Update.

Boxer Update - Effect of Bartonellosis April 5, 2019

Spring 2019 Boxer Update: The effect of Bartonellosis on Boxers susceptible to endocarditis.

Poodle Epilepsy Research - Genetics & Innovative Treatments are Key March 19, 2019

Read about three studies funded through the AKC Canine Health Foundation's Epilepsy Research Initiative in this Spring 2019 edition of Purina's Poodle Update.

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 Success Stories

A Therapy Dog with Wheels March 11, 2011

Lance is not only a therapy dog - he is paralyzed in his hindquarters, and gets around by way of a specialized wheelchair. Lance's own medical problems make him an even greater source on inspirtation for the sick children he meets as a therapy dog.

Researchers Pay it Forward February 18, 2011

Since identifying a gene linked with Labradors collapsing after intense exercise, researchers have developed a DNA test to identify an inherited syndrome known as Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC). The researchers offering the test have funneled more than $100,000 from testing proceeds back to CHF for additional research funding.

Luna Shines Her Light July 12, 2010

Shortly after Sandra Thomas' dog Luna was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma, Thomas learned through the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) about the work of Dr.Matthew Breen at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Determined to find a way for Luna to live on in some fashion, Thomas signed on to participate in Breen's research.

From Bark to Bedside - Dogs Point to Cancer Culprits November 19, 2009

A chance encounter between a dog breeder and Dr. Nick Duesbery eventually led to formation of the Canine Hereditary Cancer Consortium (CHCC), a unique nationwide coalition of veterinarians, scientists, and physicians united by a common goal: using naturally occurring tumors in dogs to help develop new clinical treatments for rare cancers in humans.

PetSafe at Purdue University September 8, 2008

The faculty and staff of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine operate PetSafe a program that provides veterinary care and housing for animals owned by families in crisis.

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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.

2013 Fall Discoveries - Issue 46 November 1, 2013

Includes topics such as: New 2014 Oak Grant Funding, Dr. Kathryn Meurs awarded the Asa Mays Excellence award, CHF to receive proceeds from the 2014 WKC poster and more!

Discoveries Issue 45 July 1, 2013

Includes topics on the importance of persistence in canine health research; update on our Bloat Initiative; and our recently released webinar on regenerative medicine.

Discoveries Issue 44 April 1, 2013

Includes topics on how your dog's participation in canine health research matters, regenerative medicine research, pet cancer awareness, and trial for novel brain tumor medication.

Discoveries Issue 43 January 1, 2013

Include topics on the CHF Bloat Initiative, Update on Golden Retriever Collaberative Cancer project, and recipients of the Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program.

Discoveries Issue 42 October 1, 2012

Article topics include the fourth-part series about the dog's bite and how it affects posture and balance, Supraspinatus Tendinopathy, Cleft Palate in the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, etc.

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