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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.
Purulent conjunctivitis, oedema, corneal opacity and ulceration, loss of appetite, weight loss.
Long-acting antibiotics—e.g., tetracycline.
blightany of various plant diseases caused by microorganisms, where the entire plant is infected and soon dies.
see infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis.