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Defining a Painful Neurologic Disease in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels March 1, 2021

CHF-funded investigators characterized several central nervous system malformations seen in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels which cause symptoms of pain and abnormal sensations.

Refining the Complex Genetics That Influence Canine Hip Dysplasia February 18, 2021

CHF-funded investigators confirmed 21 different loci (or locations) on 14 chromosomes that are significantly associated with the risk of hip dysplasia in dogs.

Granulomatous Colitis in Boxers and French Bulldogs February 2, 2021

CHF-funded researchers at Cornell University have been studying this disease to identify the underlying genetic mutations and explore the molecular processes involved.

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.

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.

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

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

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Success Stories

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.

Canine Cancer Updates Presented at National Parent Club Canine Health Conference September 14, 2011

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.

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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 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.

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.

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