#AKC Canine Health Foundation
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Developing a better working dog
August 26, 2021Veterinary professionals are integral to maintaining and optimizing the health of working dogs in their care. Due to the emotional and financial investment behind every working dog, veterinary support for research into the development of successful working dogs is also key.
AKC Canine Health Foundation funds clinical trial to study cannabidiol in treating drug-resistant epilepsy in dogs
September 14, 2017By Veterinary Practice News Editors The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), which has funded more than $2 million for canine epilepsy research, launched an initiative in 2017 to further understand the most common neurological disorder that affects pure- and mixed-breed dogs. Improved treatments are urgently needed, especially for dogs with drug-resistant epilepsy or where side effects of currently available drugs are not tolerated, according to the organization. To that, the CHF …
AKC Canine Health Foundation awards research grant to study bloat
June 12, 2017The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) awarded a new research grant to Michael Harkey, Ph.D., of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to study the genetics of gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV) and its association with specific genes of the immune system and gut bacteria.