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The Canine Immune Response to Valley Fever March 20, 2023

CHF-funded investigators identified an immune response specific to Coccidioides (Valley Fever) infection in dogs. This information will help with disease prognosis, treatment, and prevention.

Exploring Genetic Causes of Glaucoma in the American Cocker Spaniel February 7, 2023

Investigators identified a region on chromosome 10 that is implicated in the development of glaucoma in the American Cocker Spaniel.

Complex Genetics Underlie Deafness in the Dalmatian January 19, 2023

The genetics of congenital deafness in the Dalmatian are complex, but investigators have identified genetic markers associated with the condition to help breeders plan mating pairs with a decreased risk of producing deaf offspring.

New Treatment for Urinary Incontinence December 12, 2022

Regenerative medicine is an option to treat urinary incontinence in female dogs

Progress Continues in the Development of a New Treatment for Canine Bone Cancer November 14, 2022

Histotripsy appears to be a well-tolerated and effective treatment for canine bone cancer.

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

Preserving a Bloodline - Smart Steps to Address Canine Pyometra March 23, 2021

Learn about medical and surgical management of canine pyometra. (Used with permission from Today’s Breeder, Nestlé Purina PetCare.)

Dog Update - Spring 2021 - Osteoarthritis March 11, 2021

Osteoarthritis in dogs benefits from early diagnosis and treatment.

Rottweiler Update - Spring 2021 - Hemangiosarcoma Research February 26, 2021

Purina ProPlan Rottweiler Update (Spring 2021) - Rottweilers may benefit from hemangiosarcoma research.

Bartonella - the Major Threat You've Never Heard Of December 28, 2020

This “stealth” bacteria is an emerging danger to your dog - and you. It also may be linked to the common canine cancer, hemangiosarcoma.

AKC CHF Celebrates 25 Years December 4, 2020

A celebration of 25 years of advancing canine health in this issue of Purina ProPlan Today's Breeder.

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Success Stories

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.

The Big (and Small) Six February 12, 2014

Recently researchers determined that approximately half of the weight differences seen across dog breeds can be explained by variations in and around only six genes. Studies such as this one can provide insight into some of the size differences seen in humans as well as growth-related health concerns in dogs and humans.

Investigating Influenza February 10, 2014

In the middle of winter, it sometimes seems like everyone is down with the flu. However, humans aren’t the only species that can suffer from influenza. Dogs can get it too, and a few years back a novel strain of influenza began showing up in the canine population. With the support of the AKC Canine Health Foundation researchers set out to track the virus across the United States.

Using Technology to Track Disease January 13, 2014

Leptospirosis, which is caused by a waterborne parasite, can infect both dogs and humans. Without effective treatment, it can cause serious kidney and liver damage. It can even lead to death. Researchers from the University of California-Davis have been investigating the spread of leptospirosis using specialized mapping programs.

New Treatment Goes After Notoriously Tough Cancer Stem Cells November 25, 2013

Canine hemangiosarcoma is relatively common in companion animals. It is also relatively difficult to treat, as they quickly become resistant to conventional forms of therapy. Scientists from the University of Minnesota wondered if targeted toxins might be an effective way of addressing cancers. The results were quite promising.

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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 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.

Discoveries Fall 2019 October 16, 2019

Topics include some of the latest scientific updates from the 2019 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.

Discoveries Summer 2019 July 15, 2019

Topics include the microbiome-gut-brain axis and epilepsy, canine atopy, Calming Care probiotic, and researcher spotlight on Dr. Karen Munana.

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