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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:
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Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published quarterly.
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Canine Health Articles
Promising Drug Treatment for Brain Tumors September 10, 2021
A novel drug that activates programmed cell death in many cancer cells was well tolerated in dogs and may be effective against meningioma – cancer of the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
Gut Microbiome Recovery in IBD August 27, 2021
Recovery of the gut microbiome – both its composition and function – takes much longer than improvement of clinical signs in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Chagas Disease Risk for Dogs in a Kennel Environment August 10, 2021
CHF-funded research documented a surprisingly high incidence or risk of infection for Chagas disease in dogs housed in 10 different kennels in Texas
New Genetic Test Helps Breeders Manage Dwarfism in Great Pyrenees July 30, 2021
The Great Pyrenees Club of America collaborated with CHF to explore the genetics underlying dwarfism in their breed.
A Fighting Chance Against Hemangiosarcoma May 26, 2021
A profile of Chesapeake Bay Retriever "Ruger" and his participation in a CHF-funded clinical trial.
Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)
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.)
Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy – No Easy Answers June 1, 2012
Researchers have been investiging whether any of the genes that had tentatively been linked to epilepsy in either humans or mice might be associated with idiopathic epilepsy in dogs.
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.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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/
Discoveries Issue 49 - Summer 2014 August 1, 2014
Topics from this issue include: viral therapy for canine osteosarcoma; senior dog health campaign; effect of nutrition on behavior; keeping pet food safe and more.
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
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