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
A One Health Approach to Beating Cancer August 27, 2020
Recent discoveries by AKC Canine Health Foundation funded researchers demonstrate the power of a One Health approach in fighting cancer, a devastating disease found in humans and dogs.
A New Technology to Assess Tumor Margins During Surgery August 17, 2020
CHF-funded investigators are exploring a new technology that could provide accurate surgical margin information in real-time and right in the operating room
Puppy Cognition – the Making of a Brilliant Canine Mind July 31, 2020
CHF-funded investigators are collaborating with Canine Companions for Independence to explore the cognitive characteristics of young puppies
The Gut Microbiome and Canine Epilepsy July 21, 2020
An innovative pilot study was conducted at the North Carolina State University to study the role of Lactobacillus in canine epilepsy.
Examining the mortality rate of GDV while including cases where treatment is not attempted provides a more realistic view of this disease and suggests that a focus on preventing bloat could save more dog lives.
Labrador Retriever Update: Epilepsy Research - Fall 2019 September 20, 2019
Learn about research funded through CHF's Epilepsy Research Initiative in this issue of Purina ProPlan's Labardor Retriever Update.
German Shepherd Dog Update: Surviving Bloat, New Treatment May Improve Outcomes - Fall 2019 September 20, 2019
Read about CHF-funded research that may improve outcomes for dogs with bloat in this German Shepherd Dog Update, courtesy of Purina ProPlan.
Kennels Contribute to Canine Chagas Disease Research July 15, 2019
Read about CHF-funded research on Chagas Disease in this article from Today's Breeder by Purina ProPlan.
Survival of the Friendliest? July 5, 2019
Two scientists are increasing our understanding of canine cognition, and of the dog's unique and special relationship to humans. Published in the July issue of The Canine Chronicle.
Dog Update - Tick-Borne Disease Summer 2019 June 4, 2019
Studies of Lyme Disease, Bartonellosis And American Canine Hepatozoonosis in Dogs Focus on Prevalence & Understanding
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.
Hall Family Twice Benefits from CHF Funded Research November 21, 2011
Lois and Bill Hall's German Shepherds Hawk and Trax both benefitted from research funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation. In Hawk's case, he was confirmed not to have Degenerative myelopathy (DM). Trax was not as lucky - losing his life to Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC). However a CHF funded study extended his life and is helping to find the genetic cause of TCC.
Several CHF funded researchers presented their latest advancements in canine cancer research at the National Parent Club Canine Health Conference on August 12-14, 2011.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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.
Discoveries Issue 41 July 1, 2012
Topics include: Part 3 of four series about inproper nail length can effect posture, Pythiosis, Updatee on Exercise-Induced Collapse and Border Collie Collapse, etc.
Discoveries 41 July 1, 2012
Article topics include Feet on the Ground, Pythiosis, and Update on Exercise-Induced Collapse and Border Collie Collapse
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