Infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis: contact transmission.

  title={Infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis: contact transmission.},
  author={Ken Kopecky and George W. Pugh and Thomas J. McDonald},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  volume={47 3},
The transmission of Moraxella bovis was studied in calves in the absence of the face fly (Musca autumnalis) or environmental conditions that might insult the eye. Thirty calves were placed in 10 groups of 1 experimentally infected calf and 2 contact calves each. Over 40 days, only 1 eye in 1 contact calf developed clinical infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis. The organism was recovered in only 8 of 20 contact calves, whereas infection and disease occurred in all experimentally infected… CONTINUE READING

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