Indications – Veterinary
Infected wounds – including antimicrobial resistant wounds.
Wounds with low to high levels of exudate– removes maceration.
Superficial and deep wounds
Does not work on eschar (dry crust) – this must be removed before use.
SertaSil is ideal for wounds in areas that are difficult to dress as it does not require a covering secondary dressing.
SertaSil has not been associated with hypergranulation (proud flesh) in horses.
Surgical wounds – e.g. infected and dehisced wounds (wounds that have sprung open).
Abscesses and cysts – after opening.
Bite wounds – e.g. by dogs, cats, spiders etc.
Insect bites – e.g. wounds after, horse-fly, other flies, midges, other mosquitoes, etc.
Trauma wounds – e.g. puncture wounds, lacerations, degloving injuries, cuts etc.
Burns – partial and full thickness.
SertaSil is used routinely in the closure of all types of wounds and injuries where the wound edges cannot or should not be approximated for example by means of suturing or stapling. This includes surgical wounds that don’t have enough skin to allow for this type of closing procedure.
SertaSil is used to prepare a contaminated area prior to surgery, e.g. by removing an infection. Generally, surgery is not performed in areas with infection, and usually surgery is postponed until an infection has been removed. The use of SertaSil in the area helps efficiently remove the infection and thereby improve the chances of success of the surgical procedure as well as for eventless healing following surgery.
SertaSil is often used directly on top of a surgical wound (primary closure) immediately before the animal leaves the clinic in order to prevent the potential development of an infection in the wound.