Conservation Veterinary nursing in Vietnam – Wound management in the Sunda pangolin, Manis javanica Sophie…
The patient presented with a chronic (2.5 months old) acral lick granuloma on the front paw, not responding to traditional wound dressings, collars and conventional treatment up to date.
Duration Of Photizo Treatment:
Phototherapy was done for 5 minutes, once a day, for a week (using the 21d+ protocol). The patient was kept on concurrent Cephalexin antibiotics but no anti-inflammatory drugs were given. The wound took 20 days to heal completely.
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.
Condition After Photizo:
After 3 sessions the patient stopped licking the area and no collar was needed. Due to the chronic nature of the wound, it took slightly more phototherapy sessions in comparison to wounds 21 days old or less. However, the owner was very pleased as the wound had not responded to dressings or conventional treatment during the previous 2.5 months.
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