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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.

Vision Loss in Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis December 11, 2020

CHF-funded investigators studied Golden Retrievers affected with pigmentary uveitis over time to determine the incidence of vision loss, the risk factors for developing glaucoma, and the effect of treatment on disease progression

Development of Cognitive Traits in Dogs December 7, 2020

CHF-funded research suggests that canine cognitive traits develop relatively early in life and are stable over time.

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

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.)

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.)

At A Crossroads - The Impact of Genetic Testing on Breed Diversity January 14, 2020

Learn how the Irish Setter Club of America is educating its members and getting a grasp on the abundance of canine genetic testing currently available. (Used with permission from Today’s Breeder, Nestlé Purina PetCare.)

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Success Stories

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.

Improving Treatments for Atypical Hyperadrenocorticism January 9, 2012

Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville have looked at a treatment that could effectively help dogs with the atypical form of hyperadrenocorticism. Working with cultured human adrenal tumor cells, since canine cell lines aren’t available, they have identified a combination of two compounds – melatonin and lignan – which in preliminary studies looks like they might be able to bring many cases of atypical hyperadrenocorticism under control.

Looking for a New Treatment for Refractive Corneal Ulcers December 7, 2011

Certain dogs experience what are known as refractory (or refractive) corneal ulcers – ulcers which may take up to six months to heal, and for which existing treatments are not consistently effective. Scientists from Ohio State University set out to investigate whether a simple tetracycline treatment might be an effective way to reduce healing time of refractive corneal ulcers.

Diagnosing Pancreatitis Before It’s Too Late December 2, 2011

Researchers from the University of California, Davis recently set out to investigate the sensitivity and specificity of a new blood test for pancreatitis and compare it to several other blood tests that might be useful in detecting the disease.

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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 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.

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.

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