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Pinkeye Leaving Its Mark On Beef Herds

Pinkeye is an infection caused by irritation of the eye; find ways to manage pinkeye this summer in your beef herd.

August 29, 2013

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Pinkeye Leaving Its Mark On Beef Herds

Pinkeye is impacting the cattle industry this summer, thanks to increased rainfall, says Clint Thompson, a professor at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia.

Pinkeye is the redness and swelling of the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane that lines the eyelid and eye surface.

The lining of the eye is usually clear but if irritation or infection occurs, the lining becomes red and swollen. Highly contagious, pinkeye can be transferred from cow to cow but is not a threat to people.

For advice on how to prevent or reduce the instances of pinkeye, click here.


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