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
Researching Mechanisms of Chronic Pain in Dogs January 25, 2021
CHF-funded investigators have demonstrated the presence of two types of functioning receptors involved in pain signalling in canine macrophages, allowing better study of chronic pain in dogs.
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
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.)
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
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.
Groundbreaking Study Finds 9/11 Search-and-Rescue Dogs Have Minimal Long-Term Respiratory Setbacks September 8, 2011
The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have left lasting impacts on the American population. While many human rescuers are showing respiratory health problems a decade later, their canine colleagues have had minimal setbacks, according to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine 9/11 Medical Surveillance study.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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 41 July 1, 2012
Article topics include Feet on the Ground, Pythiosis, and Update on Exercise-Induced Collapse and Border Collie Collapse
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 Issue 40 April 1, 2012
Article topics include Hemangiosarcoma, Focus on Canine Cancer, The Flexible Neck, and Cerebellar Ataxia (CA) in the Italian Spinone.
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