Josie Traub-Dargatz, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Department of Clinical Sciences
Equine Internal Medicine, Population Based Studies of Equine Infectious Diseases, Methods for Control of Equine Infectious Diseases, Zoonotic Diseases
After spending 22 years in the large animal medicine hospital service at Colorado State University, in the past few years, Dr. Traub-Dargatz has focused her activities on the study of infectious diseases in equine populations as well as on zoonotic disease risks for veterinarians and animal owners.
Dr. Traub-Dargatz has been involved in training courses on personal protection equipment for veterinary practitioners, biosecurity for equine facilities and veterinary hospitals and field based studies of outbreaks of equine infectious diseases. She assists Dr. Salman in the supervision of a laboratory that focuses on the development and validation of tests that can be utilized in veterinary epidemiologic studies. The goal of Dr. Traub-Dargatz' current research is to develop a point of care test for detection of Streptococcus equi in nasal discharge or abscess material.
Her most recent publications are in the area of equine herpesvirus, vesicular stomatitis, West Nile Virus, antimicrobial resistance, salmonellosis and strangles. Dr. Traub-Dargatz is a member of several professional organizations including the AAEP, ACVIM, CVMA, and frequently attends the USAHA/AAVLD and NIAA meetings. She received the faculty of the year award based on her role in the study of equine WNV in Colorado and Nebraska.