Keep an ‘eye out’ for pinkeye in your calves

Keep an ‘eye out’ for pinkeye in your calves

Jessica R. Newberry

Progressive Cattleman

It’s that time of year when routine “eye checks” are warranted – looking at both eyes of every animal to watch for signs of pinkeye. Also known as infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK), pinkeye can be one of the most detrimental and costliest diseases in the cattle industry. Monitoring the herd for the earliest signs of pinkeye is important to limiting the impact of the disease.

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