© 2016 Balasch et al. In dogs, large surgical skin wounds are common after tumor resection, trauma or abscesses. In this case report, we present data on the evolution and resolution of two medium-size necrotic wounds of different origin that were treated with surgical debridement followed by a new experimental antioxidant dressing for moist wound care in animals, HR006. Case 1 dog had a deep and wide compression necrosis on the external area of the right hind hock. Case 2 dog had an abscess due to the insertion of plant awns on the right side of the head in the area of the cheek. After systemic antibiotic treatment and surgical debridement, wounds were covered with the experimental antioxidant wound dressing HR006, a matrix of natural galactomannan hydrated with a curcumin and N-acetylcysteine cysteine solution. Dressings were changed 1 to 3 times during the first week, followed by weekly changes for 6 to 7 weeks. In both cases, a healthy granulation tissue appeared very fast that regenerated missing tissue. Re-epithelization borders were also very healthy and quickly covered the affected area. Both cases resolved well within 8 weeks. Moist wound care with an antioxidant dressing for deep and medium-sized wounds produced after surgical debridement and removal of necrotic tissue worked well for prompt evolution and closure of the wounds by second-intention.
|Journal||Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
- Moist wound healing
- Oxidative stress
- Surgical debridement