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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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Canine Health Articles

Understanding the Mortality Rate of GDV (Bloat) in U.S. Dogs June 17, 2020

Examining the mortality rate of GDV while including cases where treatment is not attempted provides a more realistic view of this disease and suggests that a focus on preventing bloat could save more dog lives.

Researching New Treatments for Canine Hemangiosarcoma June 5, 2020

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and its donors have supported studies on a promising new treatment for canine hemangiosarcoma.

Exploring How Spay/Neuter Impacts Long-Term Health in Dogs June 1, 2020

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.

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

Boxer Update - Effect of Bartonellosis April 5, 2019

Spring 2019 Boxer Update: The effect of Bartonellosis on Boxers susceptible to endocarditis.

Poodle Epilepsy Research - Genetics & Innovative Treatments are Key March 19, 2019

Read about three studies funded through the AKC Canine Health Foundation's Epilepsy Research Initiative in this Spring 2019 edition of Purina's Poodle Update.

AKC Canine Health Foundation-The Ohio State University Canine Leptospirosis Posters 2018 December 26, 2018

Two poster presentations from The Ohio State University on Canine Leptospirosis. Funding provided by the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

German Shepherd Dog Update - Hemangiosarcoma Research December 18, 2018

Learn more about AKC Canine Health Foundation funded research on hemangiosarcoma in this Nestle Purina publication for German Shepherd Dog enthusiasts.

Golden Retriever Update - Fall 2018: B-cell Lymphoma Research September 12, 2018

Learn more about B-cell lymphoma research and biomarkers that may help detect cancer risk and outcome in this Nestle Purina publication for Golden Retriever enthusiasts.

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Success Stories

Gene Mutation in Tibetan Terriers found in Human Disorder Related to Parkinson's April 18, 2011

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.

“Sniffing Out” Lymphoma Genes by Turning Dogs into Humans April 11, 2011

Dr. Matthew Breen and his colleagues at North Carolina State University, with the support of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, is narrowing the search for genes involved in non-Hodgkin lymphoma – by comparing genomic instability of dogs with humans.

Using Technology to Target Tumors February 25, 2011

Dr. Nicola Mason and her colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, with the support of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, have been trying to find new ways to use antibody fragments to target a particularly devastating type of canine tumor. They are looking for a more effective treatment for canine hemangiosarcoma.

Developing Breed-Specific Tests for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Dogs December 1, 2010

The group of diseases called the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses cause progressive nervous system damage in both dogs and humans. This article is about the research that resulted in genetic tests for the diseases in some breeds of dogs.

A Heart-To-Heart on Severe Subaortic Stenosis December 1, 2010

This is the story of how an experimental procedure for the heart disease severe subaortic stenosis has helped dogs Marley and Moe. The procedure also holds promise to help children affected by the disease.

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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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