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
Gallbladder mucocele formation in dogs is an emerging and deadly disease. CHF and its donors remain committed to finding answers about this disease to inform better treatment and prevention strategies.
The Continued Threat of Leptospirosis May 17, 2019
Protect your family and dogs by staying informed about leptospirosis risks, symptoms, and research.
Canine Epigenetics and Aging May 1, 2019
Mapping of the human and canine genomes and continued advancements in genetic technology provide new areas of exploration into how we age and our susceptibility to diseases as we get older.
AKC Canine Health Foundation funded researchers at the University of California, Davis are working to improve the statistics for dogs with osteosarcoma through the exploration of immunotherapy.
Hair Coat Disorder in Schipperkes Resembles Alopecia X April 1, 2019
Researchers describe the clinical, histopathological (microscopic), and laboratory characteristics of a hair coat disorder in Schipperkes that resembles Alopecia X.
Genetic Causes of Glaucoma in Cocker Spaniels November 1, 2017
Fall 2017 issue of the Cocker Spaniel Update, courtesy of Purina Pro Plan
Boxers with Degenerative Myelopathy November 1, 2017
Fall 2017 issue of the Boxer Update, courtesy of Purina Pro Plan
Prompt Treatment for Blastomycosis in Dogs April 4, 2017
Learn about Blastomycosis, which is caused by a fungal mold.
Research Spotlight: Degenerative Myelopathy February 22, 2017
Learn how your investment is making a difference in the study of Degenerative Myelopathy.
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.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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.
Discoveries Issue 26 June 1, 2008
Article topics include parvovirus, the things dogs will eat, the genetic test for Degenerative Myelopathy and more.
Discoveries Issue 25 March 1, 2008
Article topics include determining the best age to spay or neuter, aspergillosis in dogs, the AKC Guide to Responsible Dog Ownership and more.
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