By Jolle Kirpensteijn, Gert ter Haar

In this concise and useful quantity the authors describe and illustrate step-by-step all at present on hand reconstructive surgical concepts. The ebook covers either canines and cats with epidermis defects attributable to harm or tumor resection and the reader is given the widest attainable diversity of therapies for facing person cases.

After describing a brand new protocol for wound administration in better half animals, and normal, avascular and microvascular reconstructive ideas, the authors care for particular ideas sector by means of area: facial region and head, eyelids, neck and trunk, forelimb, and hindlimb.

Reconstructive surgical procedure and Wound administration of the puppy and Cat is an available review and a resource of functional aid to enhance therapy of sufferers with dermis wounds. The booklet contains concise textual content, detailed directions and a wealth of most desirable colour photos. it is going to be of worth to veterinary practitioners and scholars alike.

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One of the disadvantages of passive drains is the risk of ascending infection, especially when the drain is left in place for several days or is left uncovered. 3 An Elizabethan collar should be used to prevent the patient from removing the drain, especially when a dressing is not used. Wound management: a new protocol for dogs and cats 38 • Active drains work by creating a vacuum through the drain. This vacuum will remove the fluid from the wound by suction, thus eliminating the need for gravity.

Antimicrobial activity. • Anti-inflammatory activity. • Decrease oedema. • Neutralize odours. • Stimulate granulation. • Stimulate epithelialization. • Source of nutrition. 53,54 Because of its antimicrobial effects, while providing an excellent moisturized wound healing environment, glycerol is currently one of the most commonly used topical medications used in dressings for wounds in the repair phase of wound healing in the authors’ hospital. Honey Honey has been used in wound management for centuries, but was partly forgotten by modern medicine in the last century.

53 In medicine, glycerol has been used in the treatment of brain oedema, as a laxative and in cough syrups, throat lozenges and suppositories. 53 Impairment of the epidermal cell proliferation related to reduced epidermal glycerol content and ATP was demonstrated in AQP3 null mice. 53 Antimicrobial effects have also been attributed to glycerol. 2°F), has been demonstrated. Gram- 33 Table 1. Functions of honey. • Antimicrobial activity. • Anti-inflammatory activity. • Decrease oedema. • Neutralize odours.

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