Pinkeye is a highly infectious bacterial disease affecting the eyes of cattle. The disease has a significant impact on the financial health of the cattle-owner. Face flies are the chief agents of this disease which transmit the microbes causing the disease from one animal to another. If proper treatment is not taken, then pinkeye can even lead to blindness. The disease affects young calves more than adult cows or bulls.
- Heavy watery eye discharge
- Affected animals dislike sunlight
- Cattle show signs of irritation and blink excessively
- Reddening and enlargement of the eyelids, including the third eyelid
- Cattle with pinkeye keep the affected eye or eyes closed
- Cattle lose weight because they do not want to feed