Wound Care Management for the Equine Practitioner: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Wound Care Management for the Equine Practitioner

1st Edition

By Dean A. Hendrickson

Teton NewMedia

208 pages

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Wound Care Management assists with general wound care in horses. It includes basic wound cleaning and preparation, important anatomical considerations, moist healing concepts, dressing choices, and specific wounds by body region. Along with detailed sections about wound closure techniques using bandaging and skin grafting there is in-depth discussion of appropriate wound dressing used for cleaning, debridement, packing, absorption, compression, support, and protection. The book emphases important anatomical considerations by body regions in a highly visual format (70 color photos, 100 figures).

Published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by CRC Press outside of North America.

Table of Contents

Section1 Wound Care Dressings


Some Helpful Hints

Dressings used for Cleaning and Prepping

Dressings Used for Debridement

Dressings Used for Packing

Dressings Used for Absorption

Dressings Used for Compression

Dressings Used for Support

Dressings Used for Protection

Dressings Used for Moisture

Methods of Dressing Application

Splint Application

Emergency Transport

Section2 Wound Preparation,

Cleaning, and Debridement

Wound Preparation

Wound Infection

Wound Cleaning Agents




Antiseptic Agents

Povidone Iodine


Hydrogen Peroxide

Acetic Acid (Vinegar)

Dakin’s Solution

Topical Antibiotics



Triple Antibiotic

Surfactant Based Agents

Wound Debridement

Mechanical Methods

Sharp Debridement

Physical Debridement

Chemical Debridement


Hypertonic Saline Dressings

Natural Methods

Autolytic Debridement

Enzymatic Debridement

Section3 Wound Exploration

Head Wounds

Neck and Back Wounds

Chest Wounds

Abdominal Wounds

Leg Wounds

Important Anatomical Considerations

Foreign Body Detection



Plain Radiology

Contrast Radiography

Computed Tomography and Magnetic

Resonance Imaging

Section4 Primary Wound Closure

Appropriate Wounds for Primary Closure

Closure Techniques for Primary Wound Closure

Suture Closure

Needle Type

Absorbable versus Non-Absorbable

Monofilament versus Multifilament

Suture Patterns


Simple Interrupted

Simple Continuous



Tension Relieving



Vertical Mattress

Horizontal Mattress

Knot Types

Staple Closure

Suture/Staple Removal

Tissue Adhesive Closure

Other Tension Relieving Techniques

Wound Protection and Immobilization

Section5 Delayed Primary Wound


Appropriate Wounds

Intermediate Wound Care

Preparation for Closure

Section6 Second Intention Wound


Moist Wound Healing Concepts

Dressing Choices

Hypertonic Saline Dressings

Antimicrobial Dressings

Hydragel Dressings

Calcium Alginate Dressings

Topical Dressings: Collagens, Maltodextrans

Replacement Tissue Dressings

Growth Factors

Semi-Occlusive Dressings



Caustic Agents

Excess Granulation Tissue

Non-Healing Wounds

Section7 Skin Grafting

Immediate Wound Care

Bed Preparation

Types of Grafts

Healing Stages of Grafts

Skin Graft Types

Grafting Techniques

Skin Graft Donor Sites

Animal Positioning, Anesthesia, and Sedation

Pinch Grafting

Punch Grafting

Tunnel Grafting

Mesh Grafting

Pedicle Grafting

Grafting Aftercare

Dressing Choices

Frequency of Dressing Changes

Wound Immobilization

Reasons for Graft Failure

Inappropriate Type of Graft

Inadequate Graft Preparation

Inadequate Recipient Bed Preparation


Separation of Graft from Wound Bed

Graft Movement

Section8 Specific Wound


Heel Bulb Lacerations/Hoof Wall Avulsions

Lacerations of Synovial Structures

Tendon and/or Ligament Lacerations

Chest Lacerations

Abdominal Wall Lacerations

Head Lacerations

Lacerations to the Axillary Region


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MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal