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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

An Update on the Health Effects of Spay/Neuter in Dogs February 20, 2019

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and its donors have invested in research to explore the effects that neutering can have on dogs’ health. Evidence-based, breed-specific information is needed so that caregivers can make the best decisions for the long-term health of their dog(s).

AKC Canine Health Foundation Educational Grants Benefit the Dog Breeding Community January 31, 2019

Read about the success of one AKC/AKC CHF/TF Theriogenology Residency Program graduate in her career as a canine reproductive specialist.

Developing More Accurate Tests for the Diagnosis of Canine Hypothyroidism December 21, 2018

CHF-funded researchers investigate new and more accurate methods to diagnose canine hypothyroidism.

Breeding Soundness Examination of the Bitch November 15, 2018

Summary of an article written by AKC/AKC Canine Health Foundation/Theriogenology Foundation Theriogenology Residency recipient Dr. Carla Barstow on breeding soundness examination of the bitch.

Update on the AKC Canine Health Foundation Epilepsy Initiative October 15, 2018

Read the latest on CHF epilepsy research.

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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

Boxers with Degenerative Myelopathy November 1, 2017

Fall 2017 issue of the Boxer Update, courtesy of Purina Pro Plan

Prompt Treatment for Blastomycosis in Dogs April 4, 2017

Learn about Blastomycosis, which is caused by a fungal mold.

Research Spotlight: Degenerative Myelopathy February 22, 2017

Learn how your investment is making a difference in the study of Degenerative Myelopathy.

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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 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.

Discoveries Issue 32 April 1, 2010

Article topics include vaccines and vaccination protocols, bone cancer and the genetic test for cataracts in the Boston Terrier.

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