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Use of castor oil in tissue repair of extensive wound in senile horse

Peres, Anelise Ribeiro; Júnior, Jairo de Melo; Casas, Vítor Foroni; Macente, Beatrice Ingrid; Mansano, Cleber Fernando Menegasso.
Acta sci. vet. (Online); 43(supl): 1-5, Aug. 31, 2015. ilus
Artigo em Inglês | VETINDEX | ID: vti-716873


Background: The use of antiseptics to inhibit or destroy microorganisms through synthetic or natural substances helps speed the healing process. Herbal derivatives of ricinoleic acid extracted from castor beans (Ricinus communis), is an important ally in the treatment of wounds of various animal species during the different stages of the healing process. This study investigates the use of a castor oil based ointment as an antiseptic and wound healing agent to treat an extensive lacerating wound in a senile horse. Case: A 17-year-old Quarter Horse presenting laceration located in the region of the semitendinosus and semimembranosus muscles of the right hindlimb. No changes were observed upon clinical examination while the haematological parameters creatine kinase and fibrinogen increased due to changes. The lesion initially was 35 cm long, and 19 cm wide and second intention healing was the treatment of choice after evaluation. The experimental use of the phytotherapic based on castor oil (Ricinus Assept®) was suggested. This choice was based on the horse owner request for a low-cost treatment. Following the decision, the treatment started with injury debridement by removing devitalized tissue followed by application of castor oil. This treatment was performed twice a day during 24 weeks, with curettage every 7 days to determine the progress of the healing process. The monitori...(AU)
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