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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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Addressing the Behavioral Changes of Canine Epilepsy January 5, 2021

While exploring potential new treatments for canine epilepsy, CHF-funded investigators at the Royal Veterinary College are also analyzing the important behavioral changes that accompany this disease.

Searching for the Genetic Basis of Bloat December 21, 2020

CHF-funded investigators at Tufts University are examining the genetic and metabolic factors associated with bloat to understand the true cause of this disease.

Vision Loss in Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis December 11, 2020

CHF-funded investigators studied Golden Retrievers affected with pigmentary uveitis over time to determine the incidence of vision loss, the risk factors for developing glaucoma, and the effect of treatment on disease progression

Development of Cognitive Traits in Dogs December 7, 2020

CHF-funded research suggests that canine cognitive traits develop relatively early in life and are stable over time.

Genetic Mutation Discovered for Mucopolysaccharidosis in Miniature Pinschers November 27, 2020

To further define the genetic mutation(s) that cause muchopolysaccharidosis VI in dogs, CHF-funded investigators analyzed DNA in the area that codes for the affected enzyme in Miniature Pinschers and Miniature Schnauzers.

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German Shepherd Dog Update: Surviving Bloat, New Treatment May Improve Outcomes - Fall 2019 September 20, 2019

Read about CHF-funded research that may improve outcomes for dogs with bloat in this German Shepherd Dog Update, courtesy of Purina ProPlan.

Labrador Retriever Update: Epilepsy Research - Fall 2019 September 20, 2019

Learn about research funded through CHF's Epilepsy Research Initiative in this issue of Purina ProPlan's Labardor Retriever Update.

Kennels Contribute to Canine Chagas Disease Research July 15, 2019

Read about CHF-funded research on Chagas Disease in this article from Today's Breeder by Purina ProPlan.

Survival of the Friendliest? July 5, 2019

Two scientists are increasing our understanding of canine cognition, and of the dog's unique and special relationship to humans. Published in the July issue of The Canine Chronicle.

Dog Update - Tick-Borne Disease Summer 2019 June 4, 2019

Studies of Lyme Disease, Bartonellosis And American Canine Hepatozoonosis in Dogs Focus on Prevalence & Understanding

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Success Stories

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.

Eyes are the Prize: Identifying the Cause of Lens Luxation in Terriers April 25, 2011

Research Success Story for the discovery of genetic mutation associated with Lens Luxation.

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.

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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 41 July 1, 2012

Article topics include Feet on the Ground, Pythiosis, and Update on Exercise-Induced Collapse and Border Collie Collapse

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.

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