Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Wound: healing - factors

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

Detrimental factors

  • Infection.
  • Poor blood supply   Wound: impaired blood supply 01    Wound: impaired blood supply 02  .
  • Presence of necrotic tissue   Wound: necrotic tissue 01    Wound: necrotic tissue 02 - excised  .
  • Pre-operative illness.
  • Malnutrition.
  • Immune suppression.
  • Hypoproteinemia   Hypoproteinemia  .
  • Anemia   Anemia: overview  .
  • Vitamin C, K or A deficiencies.
  • Zinc deficiency.
  • Neoplasia (sarcoid)   Sarcoid  .
  • Movement of wound edges.
  • Foreign bodies.
  • Suture material   Wound: sutured  .
  • Drains   Wound: drainage  .
  • Hematomas.
  • Seromas.
  • Sequestrae.
  • Excessive skin tension   Wound: breakdown 02  .
  • Reduced wound vascularity   Wound: debridement  .
  • Surrounding tissue trauma.
  • Exuberant granulation tissue   Wound: granulation 04 - excessive  .
  • Corticosteroids.
  • Cytotoxic drugs.
  • Uremia.
  • Radiation.
  • Concentrated disinfectant agents, eg 10% povidone-iodine   Wound: lavage  .
  • Caustic topical agents.
  • Phycomycosis.
  • Habronemiasis   Habronemiasis  .

Equivocal factors

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Beneficial factors

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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.
  • Theoret C (2005)Wound management. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract21(1), 1-240.
  • Cockbill S M et al(1995)Management of veterinary wounds. Vet Rec136(14), 362-365PubMed.
  • Mueller P O et al(1993)What is your diagnosis? Penetrating foreign body in a horse causing delayed wound healing and a chronic draining tract. JAVMA203(10), 1401-1402PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Auer J A & Stick J (2005) EdsEquine Surgery. 3rd edn. W B Saunders, Philadelphia.


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