Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

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THERAPEUTIC APPROACH IN MANAGING DEGLOVING INJURIES OF THE FRONT LIMBS IN A DOG - A CASE REPORT -

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXV, Issue 1
Written by Alexandra PETEOACA, Andreea ISTRATE, Ana GOANTA, Gina GIRDAN, Alina STEFANESCU, Andrei TANASE

The aim of this case report is to present an accessible therapeutic approach that facilitates the healing of extensive degloving wounds. A 3 months old dog was presented to the emergency room for traumatic injuries with extensive tissue necrosis and infection of the front limbs. The animal was recumbent, tachypneic and exhibited pain. The temperature, blood pressure, heart rate were in the normal range. Further investigation revealed no osseous implication and a moderate to severe anaemia. The emergency treatment was focused on pain management, fluid therapy and primary care of the wounds. The wound management followed this succession: wet-to-dry dressings for the first two days, surgical debridement, honey dressings, hydrocolloid dressings alongside supportive therapy. This approach promoted the healing process, resulting in a full reepithelialization of the affected area, eliminating the need for skin grafts or reconstruction techniques. The honey and hydrocolloid dressings have to be properly used in the correct phase to offer a good healing environment for reepithelialization. We concluded that wound management should be a global approach that combines systemic and nutritional support with topical healing promoters.

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