Pinkeye (Infectious Bovine Keratoconjuctivitis)

(V1885, July 2018)

Pinkeye, or infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK), is a painful eye disease that is common in cattle throughout the world. The economic impact of IBK in the cattle industry results from a loss in production due to increased medical treatment costs and injury from extra handling, reduced weight gain, decreased milk production and devaluation of sale animals due to eye disfigurement.

Lead Author
Lead Author:
Gerald L. Stokka, D.V.M., M.S., NDSU Extension Veterinarian/Livestock Stewardship Specialist
Other Authors

James Gaspers, B.S., M.S., NDSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; Brett T. Webb, D.V.M., Ph.D., NDSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; Neil Dyer, D.V.M., M.S., NDSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

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