As the warm and wet summer weather heats up you will find that fly season is in full force. Face flies are a major cause of pink eye as they carry the main causal virus of the condition, Moraxella bovis. South Dakota State University says the spring season, before an outbreak, is the best time to be thinking about fly season and pink eye.
According to Merck Animal Health, a three-pronged education and prevention plan is most effective against flies and pink eye. The plan includes the education and monitoring of fly control, vaccination, and environmental management. Because pink eye is extremely contagious, initial prevention methods are particularly important in reducing your herd’s susceptibility.