Infection

Don’s Blog = Pink Eye

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Hi everyone – it is about this time each year we start to see pink eye outbreaks in dairy herds. This usually coincides with bulls going into herds and, rightly or wrongly, they always get the blame. Once infection is firmly established in the milkers it becomes a nightmare trying to find, isolate and treat every day. Keep a close eye out for weeping eyes as the first symptom and isolate and treat. Get a definite diagnosis to be sure. In the early stages of an outbreak vaccination can help reduce the impact, but will not prevent some cases occurring. If you are worried about infected bulls we can give a one off antibiotic treatment to clear them up. For additional pictures and information about pink eye read our January 2013 Ruminations Newsletter.