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Testing for Heartworm Resistance October 1, 2020

CHF-funded investigators evaluated various tests that could help distinguish susceptible and resistant heartworms.

Researching Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia in Dogs September 15, 2020

CHF and its donors have invested over $350,000 in studies exploring the underlying genetics and mechanisms of IMHA in dogs, as well as improved diagnostic and treatment strategies.

Exploring Risk Factors for Canine Lymphoma September 8, 2020

CHF-funded investigators at the University of Wisconsin, Madison set out to learn more about the combinations of genetic mutations and toxin exposures that contribute to canine lymphoma.

What is the Best Age to Spay/Neuter Your Dog? It Depends. September 1, 2020

CHF-funded researchers have created guidelines based on breed, sex, and body weight regarding when to neuter a dog in order to avoid increasing the risks of certain joint disorders and cancers.

Diagnostic Criteria for Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis August 28, 2020

Recently, current and former members of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ Genetics Committee came together to create and publish clear diagnostic guidelines for Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis. These updated diagnostic criteria for GRPU were recently published in the open source journal Veterinary Ophthalmology and are summarized here.

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Quiet Creek Bloodhounds - A Lifetime of Crowning Achievements January 14, 2020

A story of the 'exceptional hounds' of Quiet Creek Bloodhounds, bred by AKC Canine Health Foundation board member, Susan LaCroix Hamil, and her husband, Dr. John Hamil. (Used with permission from Today’s Breeder, Nestlé Purina PetCare.)

There's Something About Mary November 7, 2019

Profile of Dr. Mary O. Smith from the Nov/Dec 2019 issue of Canine Chronicle

Understanding Breeds as Populations October 7, 2019

A discussion of dog breeds as populations and how it relates to improving breed health through health-conscious breeding

Dog Update - Fall 2019 - Breeding Healthy Dogs October 1, 2019

Using genetic testing to breed better dogs.

Beagle Update: Steroid Responsive Meningitis-Arteritis - a painful neurological disorder of young dogs - Fall 2019 September 23, 2019

Read about CHF-funded research into Steroid Responsive Meningitis-Arteritis

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Success Stories

Hunting for Hereditary Diseases in the German Shepherd May 15, 2012

A research team has determined whether genome-wide association studies using single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) can be used to identify the chromosomal regions associated with four common diseases seen in German Shepherd Dogs.

Survivin’ Canine Osteosarcoma April 24, 2012

With the help of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, Dr. Douglas H. Thamm and his colleagues from Colorado State University have been investigating the possible role of a protein known as survivin in the treatment of osteosarcoma.

Understanding Transmission of Leishmaniasis in Foxhounds February 27, 2012

There is now a better explanation of why so many Foxhounds are infected with zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis. Scientists from Iowa State University and the University of Iowa investigated whether it might be possible for a female Foxhound infected with leishmaniasis to spread the infection to her puppies.

Liposomal Clondronate as a Treatment for Malignant Histiocytosis February 1, 2012

Because of its devastating effects on a number of highly loved dog breeds, the AKC Canine Health Foundation sponsors a great deal of research on the diagnosis and treatment of malignant histiocytosis. One such study, initiated by scientists at Colorado State University, has identified a potentially useful new therapeutic option – liposomal clondronate.

Malignant Histiocytosis - Counting Copies January 23, 2012

By looking for DNA copy number aberrations in dogs with histiocytic cancers – genes that express abnormally few or far too many copies – researchers have begun to identify some of the genetic factors that may be putting dogs, and people, at risk.

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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 48 - Spring 2014 May 1, 2014

Includes topics about using science to reduce surrenders in shelters, pet cancer awareness month, hypothyroidism research, epilepsy research and new treatment to target cancer stem cells.

Discoveries Issue 47 February 1, 2014

Include topics on the Value of Partnership in the New Economy; funding for New ACORN Grants; CHF working to find the Cause of Bloat; and 2014 Clinician Scientist Fellowships Awardees.

Discoveries Issue 46 November 1, 2013

Includes article topics such as New Canine Health Research funding, CHF received proceeds for the 2014 WKC Poster sales, Dr. Kathryn Meurs awarded Asa Mays Excellence in Canine Health Research award, and much more

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.

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