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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.

Unraveling the Causes of Canine Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia November 20, 2020

By comparing the genes expressed in dogs with newly diagnosed but untreated IMHA versus those expressed in healthy dogs, CHF-funded investigators hope to identify specific genes that are turned on early in disease development and can be used as treatment targets.

Researching Health Risks for the Dogs of 9/11 November 10, 2020

CHF-funded researchers found that the long-term risk of adverse health effects in search and rescue dogs deployed following 9/11 was low.

The Complex Genetics of Diabetes Mellitus in Australian Terriers October 26, 2020

AKC Canine Health Foundation funded researchers study the complex genetics underlying diabetes mellitus in dogs.

Testing for Heartworm Resistance October 1, 2020

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

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

There's Something About Mary November 7, 2019

Profile of Dr. Mary O. Smith from the Nov/Dec 2019 issue of Canine Chronicle

Understanding Breeds as Populations October 7, 2019

A discussion of dog breeds as populations and how it relates to improving breed health through health-conscious breeding

Dog Update - Fall 2019 - Breeding Healthy Dogs October 1, 2019

Using genetic testing to breed better dogs.

Beagle Update: Steroid Responsive Meningitis-Arteritis - a painful neurological disorder of young dogs - Fall 2019 September 23, 2019

Read about CHF-funded research into Steroid Responsive Meningitis-Arteritis

Labrador Retriever Update: Epilepsy Research - Fall 2019 September 20, 2019

Learn about research funded through CHF's Epilepsy Research Initiative in this issue of Purina ProPlan's Labardor Retriever Update.

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Success Stories

Hall Family Twice Benefits from CHF Funded Research November 21, 2011

Lois and Bill Hall's German Shepherds Hawk and Trax both benefitted from research funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation. In Hawk's case, he was confirmed not to have Degenerative myelopathy (DM). Trax was not as lucky - losing his life to Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC). However a CHF funded study extended his life and is helping to find the genetic cause of TCC.

Canine Cancer Updates Presented at National Parent Club Canine Health Conference September 14, 2011

Several CHF funded researchers presented their latest advancements in canine cancer research at the National Parent Club Canine Health Conference on August 12-14, 2011.

Groundbreaking Study Finds 9/11 Search-and-Rescue Dogs Have Minimal Long-Term Respiratory Setbacks September 8, 2011

The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have left lasting impacts on the American population. While many human rescuers are showing respiratory health problems a decade later, their canine colleagues have had minimal setbacks, according to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine 9/11 Medical Surveillance study.

Giving Eyesight to the Blind April 27, 2011

Ophthalmologists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have restored vision to dogs and provide hope to human patients.

Eyes are the Prize: Identifying the Cause of Lens Luxation in Terriers April 25, 2011

Research Success Story for the discovery of genetic mutation associated with Lens Luxation.

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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 42 October 1, 2012

Article topics include the fourth-part series about the dog's bite and how it affects posture and balance, Supraspinatus Tendinopathy, Cleft Palate in the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, etc.

Discoveries 41 July 1, 2012

Article topics include Feet on the Ground, Pythiosis, and Update on Exercise-Induced Collapse and Border Collie Collapse

Discoveries Issue 41 July 1, 2012

Topics include: Part 3 of four series about inproper nail length can effect posture, Pythiosis, Updatee on Exercise-Induced Collapse and Border Collie Collapse, etc.

Discoveries Issue 40 April 1, 2012

Article topics include Hemangiosarcoma, Focus on Canine Cancer, The Flexible Neck, and Cerebellar Ataxia (CA) in the Italian Spinone.

Discoveries Issue 39 January 2, 2012

Include articles on Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), Posture in your dog and why we should care, and Musladin-Leuke Syndrome in the Beagle.

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