Ventilators cause pressure ulcers

Ventilators cause pressure ulcers

Ventilators cause pressure ulcers

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A kick had caused a superficial wound to the lateral aspect of a foal's hock. The wound would not heal and over a 3 week period topical honey, a 50:50 fuciderm/intrasite mix and a course of oral TMPS (antibiotic) were tried, but without inducing healing. SertaSil application was started on May 27, 2013. The wound was hosed daily in the morning and in the afternoon, and, after drying the wound, SertaSil was applied. The wound immediately started to heal and has continued to progress without complications. During the entire period, the foal has remained on the field and been allowed to move freely at all times.

Responsible: Samantha Cutts, vet, Hook Norton Veterinary Group, Banbury.

The pictures show progression of healing. The first picture is May 31, 2013, 4 days after start of application of SertaSil. The next June 2 and the following two pictures are from June 17 before and after the vet cleaned the wound and the last picture is from July 5. There were no signs of hypergranulation or other complication during the application period.

Foal - May 31
Foal - June 2
Foal - June 17
Foal - June 17 after cleaning by vet
Foal - July 5