Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Wound: lavage

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

Introduction

  • High pressure irrigation of wounds reduces contamination by overcoming bacterial adhesion and physically dislodging dirt and debris.

Uses

  • Accidental open wounds.

Advantages

  • 80% of soil infection-potentiating factors removed with 10-15 psi.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Quinn G (2010) Equine practice: management of large wounds in horses. In Pract 32 (8), 370-381 VetMedResource.
  • Theoret C (2005) Wound management. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 21 (1), 1-240 ScienceDirect.


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