Bandaging Material for Diverse Use in Veterinary Medicine
Bandaging material for animals are considered some of the most frequently used consumables in veterinary medicine. Among the various uses, they serve to protect, stabilise, secure and compress injured limbs. Which bandaging material finds use depends upon the type of injury to be treated.
Bandaging materials can be organised into the following subcategories:
Sterile & Non-Sterile Compresses for Veterinary Wound Treatment
Depending on the requirement, sterile or non-sterile compresses are used. Contaminated wounds that do not require the use of sterile materials can be cleaned and covered with non-sterile wound covers. In combination with wound irrigation solutions or disinfecting ointments, non-sterile compresses reduce the risk of infection in the injured tissue and thereby support optimal wound healing. Sterile compresses are used for covering puncture points on joints and tendons or for protecting surgical wounds. These prevent transmigration of pathogens into the puncture point and/or wound.
Compression Bandages for Veterinary Compression Therapy
These bandages have compressing properties and are used for venous and lymphological disorders. Compression wraps, for example, serve as support during lymphatic drainage with a horse. Securing the bandages is done with the help of adhesive tape, as skin staples present too high of a risk of injury to the animal.
Gauze and Conforming Bandages for Veterinary Treatments
Gauze and conforming bandages are used for retaining wound covers such as the sterile and non-sterile compresses. Self-adhesive retaining bandages provide wound covers with a secure hold without making additional fastening necessary. These bandages find multiple uses in veterinary medicine, all of which are specified for the wound that is to be treated. Compressive, supportive, protective and medicated wraps can all be applied with the help of gauze and conforming bandages.
Mesh and Tubular Bandages for Protecting Surgical Wounds
Tubular bandages with a mesh-like tissue are primarily used as a protective cover for wraps so that these will remain secure and keep the animal from gnawing at them. Furthermore, tubular bandages are used for covering surgical wounds and fit quite snug on the animal's body. Mesh bandages have holes so that the animal's extremities can be lead through them. This prevents the wraps from sliding.
Plasters and Tapes for Animals
Plasters and tapes are available in various styles and are used to cover smaller cuts and abrasions or even to secure intravenous catheters in small animal medicine. Kinesiology tapes for veterinary physiotherapy, as well as claw tapes and hoof bandages are also used in veterinary medicine for therapeutic purposes.
Padding for Lining Animal Wraps
In order to prevent pressure points beneath wraps, padding and wadding material is used. These are quite absorbent and breathable so that excess secretions can be soaked up by the padding, while also ensuring that the animal does not sweat beneath the wrap.
Shoes and Boots for Dogs and Horses
In veterinary medicine, there are protective shoes and boots for large and small animals available that support the healing of afflicted paws and hooves. They can be worn over the top of wraps and prevent them from walking on and contaminating these wraps when moving. Additionally, they inhibit the animal from gnawing at the dressing material.
Sterile & Non-Sterile Swabs for Veterinary Medicine
The swabs that are made of fibrous materials and used for treating and covering wounds are equally available as sterile and non-sterile. Swabs are extremely absorbent and are, therefore, used for soaking up blood and other secretions inside and outside of the operating theatre. They are non-linting and do not adhere to the wound, preventing further tissue traumatisation during cleaning.
Veterinary Wound Cleaning
In order to protect injuries from infection, they are cleaned with antiseptic solutions, sprays or tinctures. Wound cleaning lays the groundwork for a seamless wound healing process and is carried out prior to setting a protective dressing.
Conveniently Purchase Veterinary Bandaging Material
Whether for covering wounds, securing compresses or for cleaning and disinfecting bloody or non-bloody injuries–from Praxisdienst, you can purchase qualitatively high-quality bandaging material for animals at affordable prices.
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