I know there are a lot of posts on this topic, and I have read a few, but I wanted to tell my situation and see what you all think of it. Sept 12 and 13th we went to a complete herd dispersal sale, the owner is well known in the red and black Angus show and especially in the junior associations. We bought 3 open yearlings and a spring bred black yearling. Got them home and 4 or so days later one had really just went crazy. She's skittish, stays to the other side of the pen at all costs, even went after my 5 year old daughter. This last Thursday, an older cattleman that knew we had bought at the sale called up my husband to let him know that there have been cattle from the sale die of anaplasmosis, so we need to get ours checked. Went out that night, one red and the black one had pale gums so per our vets recommendation, we started them on ctc and we will reevaluate on monday, while they are at the vets. So now I have questions (I'm going off the assumption that's they are positive). We paid $3500-3700 for these girls. Do we keep them in the herd knowing they are carriers? Can we take them to shows if they are carriers? What about the rest of our herd, do we run a large risk of them becoming infected if we keep them? I'm really kinda p!ssed that we bought from a reputable breeder, and paid more then I think we should have to find out that we now will be sinking more money into them because of this. So what are your suggestions or thoughts?