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A hydrocolloid dressing accelerates healing of surgical wounds in dogs

Francesco Abramo and others, University of Pisa, Italy

Bandages and gauzes are commonly used to help the management of surgical wounds but while providing physical protection of the wound area, they have no active role in wound healing. Moist conditions are known to improve the rate of wound healing and so the authors investigate the effects of a hydrocolloid dressing in six female dogs undergoing routine ovariohysterectomy. The dressing performed well in terms of adhesiveness and flexibility, prevented contamination of the wound site and improved the granulation rate.

Australian Veterinary Journal 86 (3): 95-99.

Abstract reproduced by kind permission of Veterinary Practice magazine