Wound management: a new protocol for companion animals.
Hengel, T. van
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This study is performed to make a new protocol for wound management in companion animals.The options for wound management are so numerous that it is possible to choose an individual treatment for every wound and every phase of wound healing. If optimal wound management is desired, every wound should be assessed individually and the treatment should be adapted regularly to the information that is gained from the wound evaluation. In conclusion, the modern moisture-retentive dressings have many benefits compared to the traditional saline-gauzes. They stimulate wound healing more effectively, are more cost-effective in many situations and also have many benefits for the patient. But this does not mean that they should be used on every wound. After following the ten-step protocol a well-informed choice can be made between the available dressings.