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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

Small Animal Reproductive Medicine Thrives Thanks to Collaboration Between the American Kennel Club, AKC Canine Health Foundation, Theriogenology Foundation and Auburn University May 1, 2020

A description of the AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program and its success at Auburn University

Canine Blood Donation May 1, 2020

An overview of canine blood donor programs and CHF-funded research on canine blood disorders.

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.

The Role of Aging and the Immune System in Canine Degenerative Myelopathy February 18, 2020

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.

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

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.

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.

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Success Stories

“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.

Racing Towards Answers – Scientists Look For A Better Understanding of Sled Dog Health December 1, 2010

This article describes what we have learned from research on sled dogs. We now have a better understanding of the unique concerns affecting the health of these dogs.

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.

Looking for Normal December 1, 2010

This article describes research to understand how canine mast cells function.

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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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