LIVESTOCK NEWS
Ask the Vet
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 ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
Related News Stories
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
DTN's Livestock Quick Takes
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
The Market's Fine Print
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
Tyson to Sell Heinold Unit
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Closing Livestock Comments