04/22 | Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

Successful Management of Lacerated Wound Using Alginate Sheet Dressing in a Non-Descript Dog

B.Gowrishankar, M.Gokulakrishnan, R.Sivashankar and K.Nagarajan

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal March 2021 : 98 (3) - pages 27 to 28
(Received: January, 2022, Accepted: February, 2022)


Alginate polymer is commonly recommended and used in exudative wounds or chronic, non-healing wounds where, it forms protective layer and enhances the wound healing. In the present study, a two year old, intact, Non-descript dog was presented with history of lacerated wound on its lateral thorax due to road traffic accident. The wound was thoroughly lavaged and regular dressing was done with alginate sheets. Biopsy samples were collected at regular intervals and status of wound healing was assessed by histopathological studies. The wound completely healed after 28 days without any complications. The animal recovered uneventfully.

Key Words: Alginate, Dog, Exudative wounds, Wound healing

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