Wound disinfectants for wound disinfection in veterinary medicine
Wounds are part of the daily life in a veterinary clinic and are most often the result of accidents are fights–although certain skin diseases can cause wounds e.g. when a cat propagates the issue by scratching an itchy spot. Treatment with a suitable wound disinfectant prevents the wound from becoming infected and thus, promotes the healing process.
Promote the healing process
Proper wound treatment is dependent upon the type and cause of the wound. As a rule, the fur surrounding the wound is first removed; this allows for a more accurate analysis of the injury, while also preventing individual hairs from falling into the wound and hindering its ability to heal.
The second step is to remove any foreign bodies which may be present in the wound. Whether leaves, dirt, thorns or even saliva, foreign bodies contaminate the wound and, in the worst case scenario, can lead to infection.
Therefore, the wound should be additionally rinsed out with a disinfectant solution after removal of the larger foreign bodies. The antiseptic Braunol from B.Braun Petzold is convincing in veterinary medicine due to its fast onset of action (from only 15 seconds) and its broad spectrum of activity.
With Praxisdienst, you are provided with special wound irrigation solutions for disinfecting wounds in animals, such as Octenilin, Octenisept or Prontosan.
Special wound irrigation solutions for wound disinfection
Wound disinfection is often carried out via a wound spray where the wound disinfectant is administered into the wound and surrounding tissue through a spray cap. However, this can also be done manually where one uses a sterile, non-linting compress soaked with wound disinfectant and carefully dabs the wound.
The dressing applied after treating the wound can also have a wound gel on it, which promotes healing in that it moistens the wound; thus creating an optimal wound milieu. In the best case scenario, this will also shorten the necessary treatment time. Wound disinfection not only plays a role in wounds that result from accidents or bites, but also in surgical wounds e.g. following castrations, which should also be thoroughly disinfected. Otherwise, a wound disinfection could also occur.
Wound disinfectants, wound irrigation solutions & wound gel
In our Wound Disinfection category, we offer you a wide encompassing assortment of products for treating acute, chronic and poor healing wounds. Non only do we offer you wound disinfectants and wound irrigation solutions, but also wound gel for moistening the wound and sprays that can be sprayed on the wound to provide a dressing replacement.
Aluminium spray and silver spray are both breathable and yet, still protect the wound from outside influences like moisture or debris. Such sprays are particularly suited for use with animals who do not tolerate dressings or who simply do not allow a dressing to be applied.
Aqueos Horse Mouthwash is suitable for rinsing and disinfecting the horse's mouth before, during and after dental procedures. Even hard-to-reach areas in the horse's mouth can be easily reached with the mouth rinse, so that infections are reliably prevented due to the antibacterial effect.
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Editors: Susanne Birk, Sam Selzner