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By Derek Knottenbelt

This functional box advisor includes information on the right way to deal with all types of damage in horses, from superficial cuts and grazes to severe trauma. presents specialist suggestion on how one can reduce the dangers of an infection and scarring, count on and keep away from capability problems, and advertise swift and entire therapeutic and restoration. Many key methods, equivalent to the appliance of bandages and dressings, surgeries, and suturing thoughts, are followed by means of line drawings and full-color illustrations. comprises useful patron schooling details for preliminary wound administration and on-going nursing care whereas less than veterinary supervision.

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The extent of the damage. 4 . The preci se t issues and structure s involved. Note The use of a finger is recommended because of the sensitivity with which the wound can be examined. Occasionally the wound Is too large to be assessed under local or regional anesthesia, and general anesthesia is preferred. Prevention of Further Injury and Contamination Pending a decis ion for fu rt her management it may be he lpful to provi de a temporary protect ive antibacteria l d ressing. A hydrogel is packed into the wound and a s uitable protect ive d ressing applied.

87). Ge netic Factors Individual horses (and genetic lines) hea l less we ll than others. Larger horse s heal less efficiently than ponies, especia lly in the distal limb regio ns. g. hyperelastosis cutis/Ehlers- Dan los syndrome) have fragile skin that is more easily traumatized than norma l, and wo und hea ling may be ve ry protracte d. 30 Chapter 4 Factors that Oelay Healing , Cell Transformation This is usually in th e form of sarcoid trans formation which occurs at wound sites 8. 9. Healing is ( inhibited unt il al l tumo r ce ll s a re removed .

27 Section 2 Healing Oelay Necrotic Tissue Necrotic/devitalized tissue of any type (Including skin, connective tissue. muscle, tendon. or bone) retards healing significantly. Tendon and bone are often slow to exhibit patent non·viability. and so it may be some months before the necrotic tissue is obvious. It is often wise to allow the natural demarcation of non·viable t issue to be come apparent before wounds are closed (see Delayed Primary Union Healing. 20). In some cases development of necrotiC tissue can be delayed and recognition of t his is an impor tant aspec t of client management.

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