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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

Researching the Cause of Gallbladder Mucocele in Dogs June 1, 2019

Gallbladder mucocele formation in dogs is an emerging and deadly disease. CHF and its donors remain committed to finding answers about this disease to inform better treatment and prevention strategies.

The Continued Threat of Leptospirosis May 17, 2019

Protect your family and dogs by staying informed about leptospirosis risks, symptoms, and research.

Canine Epigenetics and Aging May 1, 2019

Mapping of the human and canine genomes and continued advancements in genetic technology provide new areas of exploration into how we age and our susceptibility to diseases as we get older.

Exploring the Landscape of Immunotherapy for Canine Osteosarcoma April 15, 2019

AKC Canine Health Foundation funded researchers at the University of California, Davis are working to improve the statistics for dogs with osteosarcoma through the exploration of immunotherapy.

Hair Coat Disorder in Schipperkes Resembles Alopecia X April 1, 2019

Researchers describe the clinical, histopathological (microscopic), and laboratory characteristics of a hair coat disorder in Schipperkes that resembles Alopecia X.

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 Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

Boxer Update - Spring 2018 July 24, 2018

A Nestle Purina publication dedicated to Boxer enthusiasts.

PPCP Program - DN Magazine February 9, 2018

Article in DN Magazine that describes the Purina PPCP Program.

Chagas Disease Information for Dog Owners January 11, 2018

Important information for dog owners about Chagas Disease created by Michelle Evason and Jason Stull.

Canine Influenza December 10, 2017

Important information for dog owners about canine influenza created by Michelle Evason and Jason Stull.

Genetic Causes of Glaucoma in Cocker Spaniels November 1, 2017

Fall 2017 issue of the Cocker Spaniel Update, courtesy of Purina Pro Plan

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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 37 July 1, 2011

Article topics include Atopic Dermatitis and Pyruvate Dehyrogenase Phosphate 1 (PDP1) Deficiency.

Discoveries Issue 36 April 1, 2011

Article topics include dangerous mushrooms for canines, noise phobia, the "mean seeds" study, hereditary cataract in French Bulldogs and remembering Stephanie Katz BC-DMT.

Discoveries Issue 35 January 1, 2011

Article topics include Major Histocompatibility Complex and Autoimmune Disease, Pug Dog Encephalitis, the 2010 President's award winners: Dr. Bill and Tina Truesdale and more

Discoveries Issue 34 November 1, 2010

Article topics include autosomal recessive centronuclear myopathy in the Labrador Retriever and transitional cell carcinoma.

Discoveries Issue 33 July 1, 2010

Article topics include gastric carcinoma research, canine travel tips, hyperuricosuria and more.

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