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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

Testing for Heartworm Resistance October 1, 2020

CHF-funded investigators evaluated various tests that could help distinguish susceptible and resistant heartworms.

Researching Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia in Dogs September 15, 2020

CHF and its donors have invested over $350,000 in studies exploring the underlying genetics and mechanisms of IMHA in dogs, as well as improved diagnostic and treatment strategies.

Exploring Risk Factors for Canine Lymphoma September 8, 2020

CHF-funded investigators at the University of Wisconsin, Madison set out to learn more about the combinations of genetic mutations and toxin exposures that contribute to canine lymphoma.

What is the Best Age to Spay/Neuter Your Dog? It Depends. September 1, 2020

CHF-funded researchers have created guidelines based on breed, sex, and body weight regarding when to neuter a dog in order to avoid increasing the risks of certain joint disorders and cancers.

Diagnostic Criteria for Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis August 28, 2020

Recently, current and former members of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ Genetics Committee came together to create and publish clear diagnostic guidelines for Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis. These updated diagnostic criteria for GRPU were recently published in the open source journal Veterinary Ophthalmology and are summarized here.

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

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.

Boxer Update - Effect of Bartonellosis April 5, 2019

Spring 2019 Boxer Update: The effect of Bartonellosis on Boxers susceptible to endocarditis.

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Success Stories

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.

Malignant Histiocytosis: Looking for a Cure December 1, 2010

The median survival time for malignant histiocytosis is only 2-4 months. Traditional cancer treatments such as radiation and surgery are generally ineffective in dogs with MH. There is hope for the future; however, as preliminary studies of a new form of treatment have shown some real promise.

A Heart-To-Heart on Severe Subaortic Stenosis December 1, 2010

This is the story of how an experimental procedure for the heart disease severe subaortic stenosis has helped dogs Marley and Moe. The procedure also holds promise to help children affected by the disease.

Can Human Research Improve the Diagnosis of Canine Lymphoma? December 1, 2010

This article discusses research that shows the progress made in understanding and diagnosing human lymphoma can help improve the diagnosis and treatment of lymphatic cancers in dogs.

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.

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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 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.

Discoveries Issue 33 July 1, 2010

Article topics include gastric carcinoma research, canine travel tips, hyperuricosuria and more.

Discoveries Issue 32 April 1, 2010

Article topics include vaccines and vaccination protocols, bone cancer and the genetic test for cataracts in the Boston Terrier.

Discoveries Issue 31 January 1, 2010

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

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