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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

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.

Canine Brucellosis Update June 21, 2017

Canine brucellosis is a reproductive disease caused by the bacterium Brucella canis (B. canis), which can cause infertility, abortion, and severe spinal infections in dogs.

Am./Can. Ch. Indian Bend Too Hot To Handle "Rodney" June 1, 2017

Meet Rodney. He's our featured dog for the month of June in the 2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.

GCH Teritails Loyal Knight May 1, 2017

Meet Percy, our May 2017 featured dog.

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 Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

A Practical Guide to Diagnostic Testing for Veterinary Cancer Patients August 16, 2013

There is considerable confusion regarding when, if, and what tests are appropriate or recommended for use to diagnose cancer in companion animals or whether any of these tests can be used to detect cancer in the early stages or predict if a healthy dog will develop cancer. This article is intended to provide pet owners with some basic understanding of the diagnostic process – why and when testing is necessary, what are some the benefits and what are some the pitfalls. It also is meant to encourage communication with primary care veterinarians and specialists in order to maximize the potential of a team approach to health care.

Alliances Between AKC Clubs and Veterinary Schools Prove to Have Great Rewards for Both July 21, 2010

This article is about The Atlanta Kennel Club's positive experience in partnering with the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine for over twenty years.

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency May Have Complex Inheritance Pattern May 1, 2010

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency and ongoing research on the genetic cause of the disease.

Poodle Breeders Are Instrumental in Advancing Epilepsy Research April 1, 2010

The story of how poodle breeders have helped to advance canine epilepsy research.

Proactive Breeders Improve Outcomes for Dogs with Ocular Diseases April 1, 2010

What dog owners can do for dogs with some types of eye 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 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.

Discoveries Issue 24 December 1, 2007

Article topics include Canine Pulmonary Fibrosis, Hemangiosarcoma, the genetic test for Primary Hyperparathyroidism in the Keeshond and more.

Discoveries Issue 22 February 1, 2007

Article topics include the discovery of the gene for Familial Nephropathy in English Cocker Spaniels, the genetic test for Fucosidosis in the English Springer Spaniel, disaster preparedness and more.

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