Pinkeye is the common term for Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis (IBK). This terminology describes a disease condition of cattle which is infectious in nature and causes an inflammation of the transparent cornea, the sclera (“white”) of the eyeball and the conjunctiva (inside lining membrane) of the lids.
Bagley, Clell, "Pinkeye" (1997). All Current Publications. Paper 413.