Summer Pinkeye in Cattle
With warmer temperatures of summer come increases in certain cattle diseases such as pinkeye that producers have to deal with in their herds.
Often associated with increased fly pressure and other conditions that can irritate eyes, controlling pinkeye can be a confounding challenge for some producers.
Dr. Eric Moore says some cattle are more susceptible to pinkeye.
“When we look at pink eye in herds in the summer time we know that some cattle can be more susceptible than others, and cattle exposed to high fly concentrations, cattle exposed to high and deep grasses and cattle with white pigment around their eyes will have a higher incidence of disease in your herd. So, paying attention to controlling these critical factors and trying to manage what we can manage will be critical to preventing pink eye in your herd.”
He explains the typical symptoms producers may notice in cattle with pinkeye.
Producers can get more information on managing pinkeye and about treatment by contacting their veterinarian