Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Wound: types - overview

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

Methods of classification

  • Degree of contamination:
    • Classification method used by National Research Council and National Academy of Sciences.
  • Open versus closed.
  • Wound location.

Degree of contamination

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Open versus closed

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Wound location

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Quinn G (2010) Management of large wounds in horses. In Pract 32 (8), 370-381.

Other sources of information

  • National Research Council and the National Academy of Sciences (1964) 160 (Suppl 1), 1 (Describes method of classification of wounds by degree of contamination).
  • Theoret C (2005) Wound Management. In: Vet Clinics of North Am: Equine Pract. Vol 21. pp 1-240.


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