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Mon Apr 7, 2014 01:16 PM CDT

Question: Can calves be born with pinkeye? I have a calf, never exposed to other cattle, and his eye is watery, cloudy and red around the edge. It looks like the early stages of pinkeye, but for the life of me, I don't know how he could have contracted it.

Answer: "Pinkeye" can be a misunderstood term. Technically, pinkeye refers to infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK), an infection involving the cornea. It's commonly caused by Moraxella bovis, Moraxella ovis or Moraxella bovoculi.

Other bacteria (Mycoplasma bovis) and viruses (infectious bovine rhinotracheitis) cause ...

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