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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
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.
Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)
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
Dachshund Update - Hemangiosarcoma Spring 2019 May 22, 2019
Learn about CHF-funded research on hemangiosarcoma in this issue of Purina ProPlan's Dachshund Update.
Rottweiler Update - Hemangiosarcoma Spring 2019 May 10, 2019
Learn about CHF-funded research on hemangiosarcoma in this issue of Purina ProPlan's Rottweiler Update.
AKC CHF-funded Oncology Research Publications 23Apr2019 April 25, 2019
Publications resulting from CHF-funded oncology grants as of 4/23/19.
Dog Update - Glaucoma Research Spring 2019 April 15, 2019
Learn about CHF-funded research on canine glaucoma in this issue of Purina ProPlan's DOG Update.
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.
“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.
Looking for Normal December 1, 2010
This article describes research to understand how canine mast cells function.
An Improved Understanding of Canine Paw Anatomy May Help Get Injured Dogs Back On Their Feet December 1, 2010
This article is about research done on the canine paw and what it means for our pets and for working dogs.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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 37 July 1, 2011
Article topics include Atopic Dermatitis and Pyruvate Dehyrogenase Phosphate 1 (PDP1) Deficiency.
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.
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