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  September 2021

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New Canine Health Articles

  • The Future of Vector-Borne Disease Testing - Next generation sequencing (NGS) may revolutionize vector-borne disease testing in veterinary medicine since it can rapidly detect the relative amounts of infectious organism DNA in dog blood samples.

  • Promising Drug Treatment for Brain Tumors - A novel drug that activates programmed cell death in many cancer cells was well tolerated in dogs and may be effective against meningioma – cancer of the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord.


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CHF In the News


Dr. Mary O. Smith, CHF Board Vice Chairman, spoke with Dogster magazine about the future of canine health in the article Dogs of Tomorrow.”


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2021 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference

Our first ever virtual National Parent Club Canine Health Conference was held August 13 - 15, 2021. CHF-funded investigators presented the latest findings related to dermatology, cancer, cardiology, and more. If you were not able to attend, you can still view select presentations on-demand on a pay-per-view basis at AKC Canine College.

View conference recordings through the AKC Canine College



Watch a Webinar

Our latest webinar is now available to view on demand: “How to Establish THC Diagnosis in the Emergency Room.”

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Save the Date for Canines & Cocktails

Canines & Cocktails, our annual celebration and fundraising event, will be held in conjunction with the AKC National Championship dog show. Join us Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL. Visit www.akcchf.org/caninesandcocktails for the latest updates.


Established in 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation's (CHF) mission is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat and cure canine disease.


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