Horse.com | Amorphous Silicate Dressing Reduces Proud Flesh in Lower Limb Wounds in Horses
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New research shows that a wound dressing based on a silicon derivative might help prevent proud flesh development on horses’ lower limbs.
In a case review of 11 horses treated with amorphous silicate, researchers have shown that exuberant granulation tissue—also known as proud flesh—was so reduced in lower leg wounds that none of the horses in the study needed surgical debridement, said Jacqueline Chevalier, DVM, MSc, BSc, of Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, New York.
“This can be exceptionally important in horses that are difficult to handle or that have wounds on hind limbs (due to kicking risks to handlers), wounds that are unable to be bandaged, and/or wounds that are unable to be closed primarily (with sutures),” she said.
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