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
Read about the success of one AKC/AKC CHF/TF Theriogenology Residency Program graduate in her career as a canine reproductive specialist.
CHF-funded researchers investigate new and more accurate methods to diagnose canine hypothyroidism.
Breeding Soundness Examination of the Bitch November 15, 2018
Summary of an article written by AKC/AKC Canine Health Foundation/Theriogenology Foundation Theriogenology Residency recipient Dr. Carla Barstow on breeding soundness examination of the bitch.
Update on the AKC Canine Health Foundation Epilepsy Initiative October 15, 2018
Read the latest on CHF epilepsy research.
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.
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.
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.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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.
Discoveries Issue 24 December 1, 2007
Article topics include Canine Pulmonary Fibrosis, Hemangiosarcoma, the genetic test for Primary Hyperparathyroidism in the Keeshond and more.
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