infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis

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Veterinary medicine
A highly contagious pinkeye-like keratoconjunctivitis that affects cattle, caused by Moraxella bovis, an obligate intracellular, gram-negative aerobic bacillus, which is spread by direct contact or via the common fly.
Clinical findings
Purulent conjunctivitis, oedema, corneal opacity and ulceration, loss of appetite, weight loss.
Long-acting antibiotics—e.g., tetracycline.
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in·fec·tious bo·vine ker·a·to·con·junc·ti·vi·tis

(in-fek'shŭs bō'vīn ker'ă-tō-kŏn-jŭngk'ti-vī'tis)
A disease of cattle caused by the bacterium Moraxella bovis and characterized by blepharospasm, conjunctivitis, lacrimation, and corneal opacity and ulceration.
Synonym(s): pinkeye (2) .
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