Josie Traub-Dargatz

Professor Clinical Sciences

About Josie

Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz received her DVM from University of Illinois in 1977 and her Master’s Degree from Washington State University in 1982. Dr. Traub-Dargatz is a diplomate of the ACVIM. She has been a faculty member at the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in the Department of Clinical Sciences since 1983. Since 1994, Dr. Traub-Dargatz has provided USDA APHIS VS Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health with equine subject matter expertise through an annually renewed agreement. At CEAH, she has lead several equine projects including the National Animal Health Monitoring System Equine ‘98 and Equine 2005 studies. More recently Dr. Traub-Dargatz was involved with an epidemiologic investigation of the multi-state Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) outbreak. She is currently providing equine expertise to the Equine Enhanced Passive Surveillance (EEPS) pilot project being conducted in collaboration with selected equine practitioners in Colorado.


MS, Washington State University, 1982BS, University of Illinois, 1975DVM, University of Illinois, 1977


American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Diplomate


Kirby AT, Traub-Dargatz JL, Hill AE, Kogan LR, Morley PS, Heird JC: Development, application, and validation of a survey for infectious disease control practices at equine boarding facilities. J Am Vet Med Assoc 237:1166-1172. November 15, 2010.Hackett ES, Traub-Dargatz JL, Knowles Jr JE, Tarr SF, Dargatz DA: Arterial blood gas parameters of normal foals born at 1500 metres elevation. Eq Vet J 42: 59-62, January 2010.

Research Specialty

Equine Exclusive/Predominant