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July 2022

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One Health and Vector-Borne Disease

This month, CHF highlighted our investment in the study of vector-borne diseases, those spread by ticks and insects such as fleas and mosquitoes, which have a real One Health impact. One Health is a concept that recognizes the connection between animal, human, and environmental health. Since dogs and humans are exposed to many of the same vectors, studying vector-borne disease can benefit both ends of the leash. 

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Discoveries - Summer 2022

If you haven’t already done so, check out the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter. In it we highlight a great collaboration between CHF-funded infectious disease investigators and the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association. Get inspired to help your clubs and friends participate in canine health research!

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CHF in the News

CHF-funded investigators at Purdue University announced the development of a new diagnostic panel that can screen for 22 different vector-borne pathogens in a single test. Using some of the latest genetic technology, this panel will improve our ability to diagnose vector-borne diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in dogs.

Learn more about the new test

Scholarly Dog  New Canine Health Articles

Do Lipid Droplets Play a Role in Canine Pyometra?

Lipid droplets in the uterine lining likely play a role in the development of pyometra, or uterine infection.

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CHF on the Road

CHF staff are on the road – making connections with dog lovers, researchers, and everyone involved in canine health. During July, Dr. Collins spoke at the Society for Theriogenology Conference and CHF staff attended several cluster shows in Texas.

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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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