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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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Canine Health Articles

Exploring How Spay/Neuter Impacts Long-Term Health in Dogs June 1, 2020

Studying how spay/neuter and the loss of gonadal hormones may produce these adverse health effects will help veterinarians and dog owners make more informed and personalized decisions regarding if or when to spay/neuter a dog. Understanding the mechanisms of disease production may also provide opportunities to manage or prevent these adverse health effects.

Exploring the Genetics of Canine Hereditary Deafness May 22, 2020

Thanks to the dedication and support of several breed clubs and foundations, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has provided funding to study hereditary deafness in dogs.

Coronavirus - Information for Dog Owners May 6, 2020

Coronavirus infection information for dog owners.

A Clinical Trial of Medium-Chain Triglyceride Oil for the Treatment of Canine Epilepsy May 6, 2020

Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London are studying whether supplementation with one component of a ketogenic diet, medium-chain triglycerides, can reduce seizure frequency in dogs.

Small Animal Reproductive Medicine Thrives Thanks to Collaboration Between the American Kennel Club, AKC Canine Health Foundation, Theriogenology Foundation and Auburn University May 1, 2020

A description of the AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program and its success at Auburn University

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

AKC Canine Health Foundation-The Ohio State University Canine Leptospirosis Posters 2018 December 26, 2018

Two poster presentations from The Ohio State University on Canine Leptospirosis. Funding provided by the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

German Shepherd Dog Update - Hemangiosarcoma Research December 18, 2018

Learn more about AKC Canine Health Foundation funded research on hemangiosarcoma in this Nestle Purina publication for German Shepherd Dog enthusiasts.

Golden Retriever Update - Fall 2018: B-cell Lymphoma Research September 12, 2018

Learn more about B-cell lymphoma research and biomarkers that may help detect cancer risk and outcome in this Nestle Purina publication for Golden Retriever enthusiasts.

Dog Update - Fall 2018: Fall Allergy Season September 12, 2018

Get ready for dog allergies in fall with this Nestle Purina publication dedicated to dog enthusiasts.

Infectious Disease Handbook August 29, 2018

Heroes for Healthy Pets Infectious Disease Handbook presented by Merck Animal Health. Learn about infectious diseases of dogs, prevention of infectious disease, and lessons learned from recent canine influenza outbreaks.

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Success Stories

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.

Research on Brain Disease in Pugs Could Also Help Scientists Understand A Rare Form of Multiple Sclerosis December 1, 2010

This article is about research on an inflammatory brain condition, necrotizing meningoencephalitis (NME). Researchers have found that disease risk in Pug Dogs is closely linked to the same group of genes that has been implicated in human risk for Multiple Sclerosis.

Rottweiler "Punch" Helps Advance Osteosarcoma Research September 15, 2010

Faith Bult knows osteosarcoma will eventually claim her Rottweiler Punch’s life, but she hopes contributing to research by donating samples of Punch’s blood and DNA will help future generations of dogs diagnosed with this disease.

Personalizing Cancer September 4, 2010

With a $12,000, start-up grant from the AKC Canine Health Foundation, researchers at Van Andel Research Institute soon identified regions of DNA associated with hemangiosarcoma in Clumber Spaniels. Little did they know that their project would become part of a larger effort involving academic, industry and government organizations and that it would result in a revolutionary move to provide better cancer treatment not only for dogs but for people, too.

Monitoring the Health of Canine Heroes August 30, 2010

In response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, some 300 search-and-recue dogs were deployed to the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Since October 2001, Cynthia Otto, an associate professor of critical care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary medicine, has been tracking the health of those 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 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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