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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

Better Testing for Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs December 16, 2021

Investigators are exploring ways to more accurately predict the prognosis for dogs with acute pancreatitis.

Bone Cancer is Highly Heritable in Irish Wolfhounds December 1, 2021

Bone cancer is highly heritable in the Irish Wolfhound. Research is underway to identify the specific mutations that influence its development in this breed.

Exploring New Treatments for Bone Cancer November 15, 2021

Histotripsy shows promise as a non-invasive treatment method for canine osteosarcoma.

Exploring New Tools for Degenerative Myelopathy Diagnosis November 8, 2021

Investigators at the University of Missouri explored ways to diagnose and monitor the progression of degenerative myelopathy that are repeatable and less invasive than current diagnostic tests.

Refining the Genetic Mutations That Cause SLO in Bearded Collies October 11, 2021

Investigators have refined our knowledge of genetic mutations associated with immune system function that predict the development of symmetrical lupoid onychodystrophy (SLO) in the Bearded Collie.

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

GSD Update - Fall 2021 - Bloat March 28, 2022

Purina ProPlan German Shepherd Dog Update (Fall 2021) - Bloat: A Multifactorial Disease in German Shepherd Dogs

One Health: Advancing Canine and Human Health December 6, 2021

A review of the 2021 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference in Today's Breeder. (Courtesy of Purina)

The 2021 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Health Conference Part 1 October 11, 2021

Highlights of the cancer and neurology sessions from the 2021 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference

Bloat Emergency - How a Webinar Helped Save a Life September 6, 2021

Thanks to a recently viewed CHF-sponsored webinar, one dog owner recognized his dog's medical emergency and got appropriate treatment to save his life.

One Health: A Shortcourse June 3, 2021

Learn how the global One Health movement can improve your dog’s health—and yours. (Courtesy of the Canine Chronicle, June 2021)

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Success Stories

A Fighting Chance Against Hemangiosarcoma May 26, 2021

A profile of Chesapeake Bay Retriever "Ruger" and his participation in a CHF-funded clinical trial.

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.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Study of 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs Enters its Fourteenth Year November 24, 2015

A long-term medical surveillance study which has followed the search and rescue dogs of 9/11 enters its fourteenth year. The study, conducted by Dr. Cindy Otto of the University of Pennsylvania Penn Vet Working Dog Center and funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation has followed the health and behavior of the 9/11 dogs since October 2001.

Cancer in Dogs Helps to Inform Human Disease September 18, 2015

AKC Canine Health Foundation contributes funding to research linked to discovering new treatment options to benefit both dogs and humans.

Finding Better Options for Joint Repair with Regenerative Medicine February 14, 2014

One of the most common injuries of the stifle is rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). Surgery can repair the ligament, but it does not necessarily help restore other damaged joint tissues. Fortunately, the emerging field of regenerative medicine gives hope that it might be possible to generate such replacement tissues in the lab.

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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 - Winter 2021 January 13, 2021

Read about research related to treating skin allergies, CCL rupture, and more.

Discoveries - Fall 2020 October 14, 2020

Educational outreach, osteosarcoma research, and end of year giving opportunities.

Discoveries Summer 2020 July 15, 2020

Lymphoma & epilepsy research updates, theriogenology residents, and spotlight on the Golden Retriever Foundation.

Discoveries Spring 2020 April 15, 2020

Topics include investments in canine health resources and the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program.

Discoveries Winter 2020 January 30, 2020

Topics include our 25th anniversary and new Clinician-Scientist Fellows.

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