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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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Participation Matters October 2, 2023

The desire to improve Boxer health and a wish that no more dogs and owners should have to experience the agony of degenerative myelopathy (DM) are what motivated Boxer breeder Julie Higgins to participate in a clinical trial with her dog Sophia.

Breed-Specific Pain Sensitivity in Dogs September 15, 2023

A team of CHF-funded investigators at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine have published results from their groundbreaking study which may radically change how we understand canine pain

Making Strides - Wearable Tech for Canine Athletes? August 15, 2023

A CHF-funded research team is developing wearable sensors that can recognize and measure dog movements common in agility training and competition.

Studying Potential Treatments for Degenerative Myelopathy May 25, 2023

A recently awarded grant from the AKC Canine Health Foundation will help investigators study the drug riluzole as a potential treatment for dogs with DM.

Sniffing Out Strategies to Control Chagas Disease April 18, 2023

CHF-funded investigators at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine have been working to better understand Chagas disease in dogs.

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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)

The Quiet Ones May 6, 2021

Profile of Duane and Connie Butherus from the May 2021 issue of the Canine Chronicle.

Boxer Update - Spring 2021 - DNA Disease Testing March 30, 2021

Purina ProPlan Boxer Update (Spring 2021) - Boxer DNA Tests: An Understanding of Heart and Neurologic Diseases

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Success Stories

Effie's Tale July 1, 2021

Learn how one owner’s tragic loss of her dog to a killer cancer fueled her passion to help fund research into early detection—and hopefully, a cure.

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.

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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 Fall 2021 October 13, 2021

2021 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference highlights, latest research grants, and more.

Discoveries Summer 2021 July 14, 2021

Clinical trials for canine cancer research, an update on diet-related DCM, theriogenology residents, and more.

Discoveries - Spring 2021 April 14, 2021

TIck-borne infections, personalized medicine for lymphoma, Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program, and more

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.

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