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Månsson, Rebecca, 2014. Såromvårdnad med antiseptiska medel hos häst. First cycle, G2E. Skara: SLU, Dept. of Animal Environment and Health (until 231231)



Clinicians in veterinary practice have responsibilities for the development of global antibiotic resistance. In some cases, antibiotics are contraindicated or even useless in wound treatments and therefore other options are needed. Antiseptics may be another option but their use are controversial and may be questioned by owners. As professionals, it may be very difficult to be able to motivate this choice of treatment.

The aim of this paper is to gain knowledge about four antiseptics; iodine, silver, polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) and honey to make it easier for veterinary nurses and other clinicians in veterinary practices to decide their potential use. The assessment will be made with consideration of the available evidence concerning the properties, usability and the animal’s experience.

The results showed a lack of evidence in in-vivo studies in horses, particularly studies within the field of veterinary nursing. However, these four antiseptics are being used for wound treatments in veterinary clinics today, maybe based on experience rather than evidence. More evidencebased research is needed and would improve the work of veterinary nursing. The use of antiseptics may be our only option for wound treatment, besides euthanasia, when antibiotics cannot be used.

Main title:Såromvårdnad med antiseptiska medel hos häst
Authors:Månsson, Rebecca
Supervisor:Palmqvist, Hanna
Examiner:Grönlund, Ulrika
Series:Studentarbete / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för husdjurens miljö och hälsa
Volume/Sequential designation:543
Year of Publication:2014
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:VK003 Veterinary Nursing - Bachelor's programme 180 HEC
Supervising department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Environment and Health (until 231231)
Keywords:equine wound, iodine, silver, phmb, honey, såromvårdnad, sår, häst
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Veterinary science and hygiene - General aspects
Deposited On:07 Aug 2014 14:42
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