Articles & Newsletters
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:
Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published quarterly.
e-Newsletter - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
Exploring New Treatments for Bone Cancer November 15, 2021
Histotripsy shows promise as a non-invasive treatment method for canine osteosarcoma.
Exploring New Tools for Degenerative Myelopathy Diagnosis November 8, 2021
Investigators at the University of Missouri explored ways to diagnose and monitor the progression of degenerative myelopathy that are repeatable and less invasive than current diagnostic tests.
Refining the Genetic Mutations That Cause SLO in Bearded Collies October 11, 2021
Investigators have refined our knowledge of genetic mutations associated with immune system function that predict the development of symmetrical lupoid onychodystrophy (SLO) in the Bearded Collie.
The Future of Vector-Borne Disease Testing September 20, 2021
Next generation sequencing (NGS) may revolutionize vector-borne disease testing in veterinary medicine since it can rapidly detect the relative amounts of infectious organism DNA in dog blood samples.
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.
The "Vaccinate?" Debate June 10, 2020
A discussion of the importance of canine vaccination to prevent disease.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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/
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.
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