Sunday, 21 February 2010

Heifer with “Pinkeye” Patch

Pinkeye (infectious bovine kerato-conjunctivitis, or IBK) is a bacterial infection of the eye that causes inflammation and, in severe cases, temporary or permanent blindness. The infection is treated with penicillin cream, then a patch (in this case from a pair of old denim jeans) is stuck on with a special ultra sticky glue. This patch keeps the sun and flies out, stops the pain and allows the eye to heal.

Photo courtesy of Jan Beer.


  1. Glad to see that there's a cure.


  2. Reminds me t0 some extent of the QE1 collar that doggies are often forced to don!

    I am envious of that first cow. That is just the stance that I cannot do on my Wii-FIT ... lean forward on my toes ... and I need it for downhill slalom and for rolling down the river and missing the sharp riverbanks. You needed to know this ...

  3. Steffe: Thanks for visiting.

    Julie: LOL You remind me of Thomas “Sully” Sullivan. He’s passionate about skiing. I loved this tweet of his: Fresh powder on the ski trails -- yes, more stem cells for Frosty the Snowman -- thank you, God! Think about signing up for his newsletters – he’s a terrific writer, deep thinker and genuine nice guy.

  4. oh, poor thing !
    hey, are these YOUR cows ? :)

  5. Hi Nikki – these heifers belong to our neighbour: