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University of Colorado Denver


Josie Traub-Dargatz, DVM 



Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz research efforts have been quite diverse including investigation of the toxicity associated with drugs such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, the causes of infectious upper respiratory disease in horses, the epidemiology of vesicular stomatitis and West Nile Virus as well as research regarding the diagnosis and control of diarrheal diseases of equids. She also has a research interest in antimicrobial resistance and biosecurity.

Dr. Traub-Dargatz has served on the graduate committee for multiple students with interest in equine infectious diseases and other equine medicine topics. She gives multiple lectures throughout the professional veterinary curriculum on topics such as equine respiratory disease, neonatology and preventative programs for equids. She is the advisor for the large animal neonatal care volunteer group.

Dr. Traub-Dargatz is a member of the board of directors for the Animal Population Health Institute at CSU. She has served on numerous committees for the CVMA, AVMA, AAEP and ACVIM. She was also appointed to serve on the Colorado Equine Development Authority when it was first formed by the Secretary of Agriculture in Colorado.

Dr. Traub-Dargatz was the recipient of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association Faculty Achievement Award in 2003 and was inducted as a contemporary member of the Glover Gallery at CSU's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in the fall of 2004.

Research Interests:
  • Equine Infectious Disease Epidemiology: West Nile Virus, MRSA, Salmonella, Rabies
  • Biosecurity
  • Neonatology
  • Courses Taught:

    Dr. Traub-Dargatz teaches the equine respiratory section of the professional veterinary medicine curriculum and a few lectures in the undergraduate equine sciences course on prevention of equine infectious diseases.

    Current Research Projects:

    Dr. Traub-Dargatz's current research is related to rapid diagnosis of Streptococcus equi, the cause of strangles in horses.

  • University of Illinois, DVM
  • Washington State University, Residency Internal Medicine
  • Washington State University, MS
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