Pink eye is usually associated with an infection of the human eye, while some people, like pet owners, are aware that pink eye can also affect cats and dogs, fewer realize that pink eye can affect farmyard livestock animals like sheep, goats and cattle.
The disease affects livestock primarily in the summer months which are often warmer, and the increased temperature seems to encourage swarms of flies around the animals, and flies spread diseases!!
The flies seemingly can infect the animals by the transfer of toxic substances which affect the eye cornea and surrounding eye membranes, in the animals.
Some Aspects of Livestock Pink Eye
n Pink eye can affect either one eye or both eyes in the animal infected.