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
Xylitol - Information for Dog Owners March 13, 2020
Information on xylitol, a sugar substitue that is poisonous to dogs.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Research Helps Labrador Retriever Breeders Manage a Devastating Disease February 21, 2020
Thanks to dedicated breeders like Dr. Fran Smith and research supported by the AKC Canine Health Foundation, Labrador Retriever breeders, owners, and veterinarians now have a better understanding of exercise-induced collapse and tools to manage it.
CHF-funded researchers concluded that priming of central nervous system immune cells, advancing age, and a mutation in the gene that codes for superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) are all risk factors for development of clinical signs of canine DM.
Diet-Related Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs January 15, 2020
Several research studies are underway to explore factors influencing the apparent increase in incidence of diet-related dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs, including a multi-institutional, prospective study supported by the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF).
Learn about research on this rare but devastating cancer in dogs and humans.
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.
Dog Update - Fall 2018: Fall Allergy Season September 12, 2018
Get ready for dog allergies in fall with this Nestle Purina publication dedicated to dog enthusiasts.
Infectious Disease Handbook August 29, 2018
Heroes for Healthy Pets Infectious Disease Handbook presented by Merck Animal Health. Learn about infectious diseases of dogs, prevention of infectious disease, and lessons learned from recent canine influenza outbreaks.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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.
Discoveries Issue 31 January 1, 2010
Article topics include influenza, the 7th Biennial National Parent Club Canine Health Conference and more.
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