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
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and its donors have supported studies on a promising new treatment for canine hemangiosarcoma.
Studying how spay/neuter and the loss of gonadal hormones may produce these adverse health effects will help veterinarians and dog owners make more informed and personalized decisions regarding if or when to spay/neuter a dog. Understanding the mechanisms of disease production may also provide opportunities to manage or prevent these adverse health effects.
Exploring the Genetics of Canine Hereditary Deafness May 22, 2020
Thanks to the dedication and support of several breed clubs and foundations, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has provided funding to study hereditary deafness in dogs.
Coronavirus - Information for Dog Owners May 6, 2020
Coronavirus infection information for dog owners.
Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London are studying whether supplementation with one component of a ketogenic diet, medium-chain triglycerides, can reduce seizure frequency in dogs.
Dachshund Update - Hemangiosarcoma Spring 2019 May 22, 2019
Learn about CHF-funded research on hemangiosarcoma in this issue of Purina ProPlan's Dachshund Update.
Rottweiler Update - Hemangiosarcoma Spring 2019 May 10, 2019
Learn about CHF-funded research on hemangiosarcoma in this issue of Purina ProPlan's Rottweiler Update.
AKC CHF-funded Oncology Research Publications 23Apr2019 April 25, 2019
Publications resulting from CHF-funded oncology grants as of 4/23/19.
Dog Update - Glaucoma Research Spring 2019 April 15, 2019
Learn about CHF-funded research on canine glaucoma in this issue of Purina ProPlan's DOG Update.
Boxer Update - Effect of Bartonellosis April 5, 2019
Spring 2019 Boxer Update: The effect of Bartonellosis on Boxers susceptible to endocarditis.
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.
Giving Eyesight to the Blind April 27, 2011
Ophthalmologists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have restored vision to dogs and provide hope to human patients.
Research in American Staffordshire Terriers Gives Scientists a Fresh Look at a Rare Human Disease April 25, 2011
Research success story on descovery of genetic mutation associated with neuronal ceroid lipofuscinose in American Staffordshire Terriers.
Research Success Story for the discovery of genetic mutation associated with Lens Luxation.
University of Missouri researchers believe both man and animal will benefit from their discovery that the same gene mutation found in Tibetan Terrier dogs can also be found in a fatal human neurological disorder related to Parkinson’s disease.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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.
Discoveries Issue 39 January 2, 2012
Include articles on Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), Posture in your dog and why we should care, and Musladin-Leuke Syndrome in the Beagle.
Discoveries Issue 38 October 1, 2011
Article topics include Blastomycosis, Acupuncture for Dogs and Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter in the Toy Fox Terrier and Rat Terrier.
Discoveries Issue 38 October 1, 2011
Includes Articles on Blastomycosis, Acupuncture for Dogs, Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter in Toy Fox Terrier and Rat Terrier, and Terence E. Block receives President's Award.
Discoveries Issue 37 July 1, 2011
Article topics include Atopic Dermatitis and Pyruvate Dehyrogenase Phosphate 1 (PDP1) Deficiency.
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