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.
 
Management
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) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Genetic and environmental factors associated with incidence of infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis in preweaned beef calves.
Survival analysis for evaluation of corneal ulcer healing times in calves with naturally acquired infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis. American J.

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