Ocular disease in one or a number of cattle, which is acute in onset and spreads rapidly is characteristic of the disease.
A presumptive diagnosis is based on presenting clinical signs of eye disease.
M. bovis bacterins are available and can be administered before the beginning of fly season. Modified live IBR vaccines has been associated with outbreaks of IBK in cattle.
Broad-spectrum antimicrobials administered topically and systemically are usually effective.
A third-eyelid flap may reduce morbidity in severely affected animals.
Topical atropine ointment may alleviate uveitis in valuable cattle.
- di Girolamo FA et al (2012) Evaluation of cytokines as adjuvants of infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis vaccines. Vet Immunol Immunopathol 145(1-2):563-566
- Merck Vet Manual