A protective rug had caused an abscess on the withers of a horse. It had been on-going for a long time and the abscess had become deep, infected and “nasty”. Surgical debridement was performed (photo left) and was immediately followed by daily applications of SertaSil. The abscess healed nicely in 3 weeks without any signs of hypergranulation or other complications. The first picture shows the wound after debridement and before start of application. The second picture is taken after application of SertaSil has stopped.
Owner: “The abscess seemed to have gone quite deep so a lot of tissue was removed but you could really see the healing process, despite it taking a long time.”
Responsible: Simon Knapp, vet & clinical director, Scott Dunn’s Equine Clinic, Wokingham.