Charles Issel, DVM, PhD

Charles J. Issel, DVM, PhD, is the Wright Markey Chair of Equine Infectious Diseases at the Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky. He has studied equine infectious anemia since 1974 while on the faculty at Louisiana State University (until 1990) and at UK. Issel bred Thoroughbreds in Louisiana prior to working at UK.

Articles by Charles Issel

Coggins Test for Equine Infectious Anemia (Swamp Fever)

My horse was turned away from a horse show because we didn't have a current negative Coggins test. Why? Read More

Equine Infectious Anemia Testing and Risk

Despite the fact that infection with equine infectious anemia (EIA) virus is found in fewer and fewer horses every year, U.S. horse owners continue to pay in excess of $50 million annually for required testing (Coggins tests). In 2006, the USDA Read More

Control of EIA Virus Transmission

Once equine infectious anemia has been detected and confirmed in an index case through serologic tests, a series of procedures must be instituted with urgency to limit the spread of the infection to horses in close contact and limit the exposure to Read More