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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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Understanding the Role of E. coli Biofilm in Canine Pyometra September 19, 2018

Read about this pilot study which confirms the ability of E. coli to create biofilm in canine pyometra.

Canine Leptospirosis – On the Rise? December 19, 2017

Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease; in both dogs and humans, leptospirosis can cause severe kidney or liver failure, meningitis, difficulty breathing, and in some cases, lead to death.

New Research in Canine Semen Evaluation and Fertility Outcomes November 30, 2017

Artificial insemination (AI) is not an uncommon practice in canine reproduction, and in addition to the practice of AI, the use of chilled or frozen sperm has increased in popularity. But what are the effects of these storage methods on reproductive outcomes?

Leptospirosis Information for Dog Owners November 1, 2017

Learn more about this infectious disease

GCH Whitland One for the Money TD MH22 “Cash” July 1, 2017

Meet Cash. He is our featured dog for the month of July in the 2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.

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Creation of an NCI comparative brain tumor consortium: informing the translation of new knowledge from canine to human brain tumor patients February 21, 2017

The Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium (CBTC) is focused on improving the understanding of naturally occurring canine brain cancer. Learn more about the findings of the CBTC in this white paper.

Safe and Effective Sarcoma Therapy through Bispecific Targeting of EGFR and uPAR February 16, 2017

An ongoing collaborative research study funded by CHF and our donors (1889-G) has led to a recent report showing promising results with a new treatment for dogs with Hemangiosarcoma. The treatment shows potential implications for human sarcoma treatments as well.

Lyme Disease January 26, 2017

Learn more about Lyme disease and how your investment is making an impact for both dogs and people.

Living with Lymphoma May 30, 2014

Cachet, a Portuguese Water Dog, was 8 years old when she was diagnosed with lymphoma. Read Cachet's inspiring story about living with cancer.

Customizing Canine Care - Updates Presented at the 2013 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference November 5, 2013

Success stories in recent canine health research embrace an individual, or customized, approach to treating disease. Adult stem cells and platelet-rich plasma provide the rich healing properties needed for soft-tissue injuries, and gene expression profiling is leading us to the day when cancer treatment can be targeted to individuals.

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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 31 January 1, 2010

Article topics include influenza, the 7th Biennial National Parent Club Canine Health Conference and more.

Discoveries Issue 30 October 1, 2009

Article topics include patella luxation, canine lymphoma, Meet the Breeds and more.

Discoveries Issue 29 July 1, 2009

Article topics include hip dysplasia, ground-breaking for the Purina Event Center, the mysteries of thyroid disease and more.

Discoveries Issue 28B April 1, 2009

Article topics include epilepsy, hemangiosarcoma, and the genetic test for hereditary cataracts in the Australian Shepherd.

Discoveries Issue 27 September 1, 2008

Article topics include growing smart puppies, the genetic test for Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), and more.

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