Handbook of Equine Wound Management - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702026935, 9780702058448

Handbook of Equine Wound Management

1st Edition

Authors: Derek Knottenbelt
eBook ISBN: 9780702058448
Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
Published Date: 3rd December 2002
Page Count: 140

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This practical field guide contains details on how to treat all kinds of injury in horses, from superficial cuts and grazes to serious trauma. Provides expert advice on how to minimize the risks of infection and scarring, anticipate and avoid potential complications, and promote rapid and complete healing and recovery. Many key procedures, such as the application of bandages and dressings, surgical procedures, and suturing techniques, are accompanied by line drawings and full-color illustrations. Includes helpful client education information for initial wound management and on-going nursing care while under veterinary supervision.

Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction

  • General Principles Of Wound Healing
  • Factors Which May Delay Healing
  • Types Of Wound
  • Wound Lavage
  • Debridement Of The Wound
Part 2: Management Of Simple Incised Wounds
  • General Advice to the Owner
  • Suture Patterns For Skin Wound Repair
Part 3: Management Of Complicated Wounds In Horses
  • Special Bandaging Problems For Difficult Sites
  • The Head:
  • The Body Trunk
  • The Upper Hind Limb Region
  • The Hock
  • The Knee
  • The Hoof
  • General Advice To Owner:
  • General Principles Of Wound Management:
  • Management Of Exuberant Granulation Tissue
  • Skin Grafting:
  • Split Thickness Graft
  • Full Thickness Grafts
  • Facilitation Of Wound Contraction
  • Stimulation Of Epithelialisation
  • Inhibition Of Excess Granulation Tissue
  • Control Of Wound Infection And Inflammation
  • Graft Take
  • Organisation
  • Causes Of Graft Failure
  • Wound Preparation And Timing Of Grafting
  • Preparation Of The Recipient Site
  • Pedicle Grafts
  • Free Grafts
  • Free Full-Thickness Grafts
  • Split-Thickness Grafts
  • Mesh Grafts
  • Tunnel Grafts
  • Pinch Grafting
Part 4: Management of Specific Wound Types
  • Eyelid Injuries/Eye Injuries
  • Wounds Involving Muscle Damage
  • Wound With Exposed Bone
  • Wounds Complicated By Fractures
  • Wounds Involving The Mouth / Tongue & Jaws
  • Wounds Involving Nerve Damage
  • Wounds Involving Tendons And Sheath
  • Wound Involving Open Joints
  • Wounds Involving Hoof Capsule & Coronary Band
  • Wounds Involving Cranial Damage
  • Wounds Involving Open Body Cavities
  • Wounds Involving Major Blood Vessels
  • Wounds Involving Ducts And Reproductive Organs
  • Appendices


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About the Author

Derek Knottenbelt

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in Equine Medicine The Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital University of Liverpool, UK