Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Wound: complications

Contributor(s): Larry Booth, Rachel Murray, Vetstream Ltd

Infection

Major sources of infection

Surgical wounds

  • Endogenous bacterial flora.
  • Break or failure in aseptic technique.
  • Poor surgical technique.

Traumatic wounds

  • Inadequate lavage and debridement to remove environmental contamination.
  • Closure of a wound that should have been left open.
  • Concurrent soft tissue damage.
  • Inadequate hemostasis, failure to close dead space and excessive tissue trauma at surgery   →   hematomas and seromas.
  • Inappropriate treatment of granulation tissue.

Prevention

  • Optimal wound management.

Cellulitis

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Self-mutilation

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Exuberant granulation tissue

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Habronemiasis

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Sarcoids

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • Recent references fromPubMed.
  • Quinn G (2010)Management of large wounds in horses. In Pract32(8), 370-381.


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