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Allergic Dermatitis by Long Beach Animal Hospital
Allergic Skin Diseases by the Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado
Allergy Testing and Immunotherapy by Dr. Joe Bodewes, DVM
Animal Dermatology Clinic Online
Treatment of Allergies by Dr. Joe Bodewes, DVM
What Are Allergies, and How Do They Affect Dogs?
by Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD

Atopy from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Atopic Dermatitis in the Dog by Stephen Shaw, BVM, CertSAD, MRCVS
Allergies and Atopy by Race Foster, DVM
Inhalant Allergies (Atopy)-by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

- Food Allergies -
Food Allergies: Your Pet's Itchy Skin-by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Food Allergies by Joe Bodewes, DVM

Skin Problems

Skin Problems in Dogs by T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM
Bacterial Infection (Pyoderma) of the Skin in Dogs by Pet MD

- Hot Spots -
Hot Spots: Acute Moist Dermatitis  
by Race Foster, DVM,  Marty Smith, DVM and Joe Bodewes, DVM

Hot Spots Frustrate Dogs and Owners Alike by Norma Bennett Woolf
Hot Spots! Just What Are These, Anyway? by TJ Dunn, DVM
Hot Spots or Acute Moist Pyoderma by Michael Richards, DVM

Lumps and Bumps -
Lumps and Bumps by T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM
What To Expect When You Go To The Vet For Lumps and Bumps by Roger Ross DVM
Lipoma and Sebaceous Cysts
by Mike Richards, DVM

-Sebaceous Adenitis (SA)-
Sebaceous Adenitis in Dogs by Andrew Simpson DVM & Linda McKay DVM DAVCD
Sebaceous Adenitis in Dogs by Dr. Rosanna Marsalla
Sebaceous adenitis in Swedish dogs, a retrospective study of 104 cases in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
Sebaceous adenitis in Wikipedia


Autoimmune Diseases-by Kathleen R. Hutton, DVM
Immune Disorders of Dogs-by Michael Richards, DVM
The Immune System and Disease Resistance by Jean Dodds, DVM
Autoimmune Disease by Provet  

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia by Foothills Animal Hospital
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA) by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Immune-mediated Haemolytic Anemia
from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Canine Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia by Pamela A. Davol
Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia by Michael Richards, DVM 
Immune-mediated Hemolytic Anemia: 70 cases (1988-1996) by Reimer, Troy, and Warnick
Meisha's Hope by Joanne Dickson
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in Dogs by VCA Animal Hospitals
Anemia Related to the Immune System in Dogs by PetMD

Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE)

Lupus in Dogs by Michael Richards, DVM 
Systemic lupus erythematosis
by Kathleen R. Hutton, DVM
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, SLE, in Dogs from Cornell Veterinary Medicine "CONSULTANT"
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by Provet
Systemic Autoimmune Disease in Dogs by PetMD

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Bladder Stones by Long Beach Animal Hospital
Bladder Stones by Daniel A. Degner, DVM, DACVS
Bladder Stones (Urinary Calculi)
by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Urolithiasis in Small Animals from Merck Veterinary Manual
Canine Urolithiasis by Hill's Pet Products
Diet Considerations for Dogs with Calcium Oxalate Stones by Katherine H. Wilcox 
Oxalate Bladder Stones in the Dog-by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Urolithiasis (urinary stones) by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
Urolithiasis from Canine Inherited Disorders Database

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Artificial Insemination (AI) by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Breeding Bernese Mountain Dogs by Bernese Breeders Assoc. of GB
Breeding Dogs by Corry van der Ende BSc, DVM  
(info on Semen Evaluation, Natural Breeding, Fresh Chilled Semen, Frozen Semen 
Ovulation Timing, Transcervical Insemination)
Eight Good Reasons Not to Breed Your Dog by Elizabeth L. DeLomba, DVM
Breeder Vet Articles-by Mary Wakeman, DVM
Ashford Animal Clinic, Canine Fertility Center
(includes pre-breeding exams, AI, fresh extended semen, infertility, ect)
Proceedings from the 2011 Eukanuba Breeder Symposium in Canfield, Ohio

- Creating Behaviorally Stable Dogs: The Breeder’s Role by Margaret M. Duxbury, DVM, DACVB
- Current Concepts in Canine Reproduction by Robert Van Hutchison, DVM
- Probiotics: A Management Consideration for the Canine Breeder by Russ Kelley, MS
- Healthy Longevity: Looking at the Biology Behind the Aging Process by David J. Waters, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Canine Reproduction Seminar 2002 by Dr. Robert Hutchison
Canine Reproduction - A Five Part Series by Pamela Davol
Canine Theriogenology (multiple subjects) by LSU Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Current Issues in Canine Reproduction by Dr. Robert Gilbert
Modern Breeding Management in Dogs 
by Beverly J. Purswell DVM, PhD, DACT and Nikola A. Parker, DVM, MS, DACT

The Responsible Breeder and Making a Difference by Diane Blackman


-Canine Genetic Disorders Known to Affect Bernese Mountains Dogs-
Brief Introduction to Genetics by Fred Lanting
Control of Genetic Disease-by George A. Padgett, DVM
Genetics And Breeding Strategies: Essays For The Dog Breeder by Dr. Susan Thorpe-Vargas
Heritability by John Pollack, PhD
Inbreeding and Linebreeding by Dr. Sue Ann Bowling
Inbreeding and Pedigree Dog Breeds by Malcolm B. Willis, BSc, PhD
Prioritizing Genetic Defects by George A. Padgett, DVM
Sleeping Dragons - Hereditary Disease - Breeder Ethics by C. A. Sharp
Success with Frozen Semen: Brood Bitch Management by John F Newell B.V.Sc.
The Canine Inherited Disorders Database
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Infertility and Reproductive Failure

Reproduction Topics in Dogs by Mike Richards, DVM
Thyroid Dysfunction and Breeding by John Cargill, MA, MBA, MS

- Pregnancy Loss -

Fetal Resorption by Mike Richards, DVM
Fetal Resorption is Another Cause of "Missed" Pregnancies by Lynn Sommavilla-Doxey
Reabsorption of Puppies by Eva Gomez   

- Reproductive Diseases and Infections -
Bacteria May Cause Infertility in Dogs and Bitches by William Truesdale, DVM
Sources and Excerpts on the Use of Canine Vaginal Culture by Hill Top Animal Hospital

 - Canine Herpes Virus -
Stress, Infertility and Herpes Infection by Mary C. Wakeman, DVM
Canine Herpesvirus Infection by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM

Canine Herpes Infection: Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Litter by  Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Canine Herpes by Merial Animal Health
Reproductive Effects of Canine Herpes Virus by Peter R. Morresey, BVSc, MACVSc, DACT, DACVIM
Herpes Virus: DVMs must manage infected litters by Johnny D. Hoskins
Herpes – More Than a Neonatal Risk? by Fred Lanting
Herpes Virus by Dr Mats Abatzidis
Canine Herpes Virus from Wikipedia
Fading Puppy Syndrome - Canine Viral Herpes by Cathy Arney, Kiokee Mastiffs
Canine Herpesvirus by Ron Hines DVM PhD
Canine Herpes Viral Infection from the Merck Veterinary Manual (2006)
Canine Herpes Virus (CHV-1) from Western College of Veterinary Medicine

- Prostate Problems & Cryptorchidism -
Canine Prostatitis
from Cornell Veterinary Medicine "CONSULTANT"
Is Your Dog’s Prostate Making Him Prostrate? by Celeste A. Clements, DVM, DACVIM
Management of Prostatic Disorders by  J. Verstegen, DVM, MSc, PhD and K. Onclin, DVM
Prostate Enlargement in the Dog by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Prostatic Hyperplasia from Cornell Veterinary Medicine "CONSULTANT"
Prostatitis by Foothills Animal Hospital
Prostate Disease by Provet
Prostate Surgery by Daniel A. Degner, DVM, DACVS
The Prostate Gland (Problems and Practical Help) by Fred Lanting 

Cryptorchidism from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Crytporchidism by Provet
Cryptorchidism by Marty Smith, DVM and Joe Bodewes, DVM

Answering Your Questions about Pyometra by  Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Pyometra by Daniel A. Degner, DVM, DACVS
Pyometra and Infections of the Uterus-by Marty Smith, DVM and Joe Bodewes, DVM
The Use of Prostaglandin Therapy for Pyometritis by Dr. R.V. Hutchinson

Whelping and Raising Puppies

Preparing for Your Dog's Labor and Puppy Care by  Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

Instructions For Whelping by Hill Top Animal Hospital
Telltale Signs Of Difficult Labor from Cornell University Newsletter
Whelping: New Puppies On The Way! by TJ Dunn, DVM
Cesarean Section by Long Beach Animal Hospital
Eclampsia (Milk Fever or Puerperal Tetany) by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM

Care of Mother Dogs and Puppies
by Hill Top Animal Hospital
'Fading Puppies' is not a Diagnosis by Mary C. Wakeman, DVM

Orphaned Puppies: How to Raise Them by Race Foster, DVM and Jennifer Prince, DVM
Save a Puppy's Life by Ed Frawley
Treating a Sick New Born Puppy by Ed Frawley
Whelping Guide on Dog Reproduction by Debbie Jensen

- Umbilical Hernias -
Umbilical Hernias by Mary Wakeman, DVM
Understanding Umbilical Hernias by Julia M. Crawford

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Disclaimer: Canine health information found through these links should be considered for educational purposes only and should NOT be used to replace professional veterinary consultation and care for your dog. Decisions on which type of medical care or treatment would be best for your dog should be made with the advise of a canine veterinary doctor/specialist.

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