Conservation Veterinary nursing in Vietnam – Wound management in the Sunda pangolin, Manis javanica Sophie…
Previously treated with depo-medrol injections and antibiotics. Due to the side-effects of cortisone an alternative treatment modality was requested, and so phototherapy was given as sole treatment.
Duration Of Photizo Treatment:
Phototherapy was done for 5 minutes, once a day, for 5 days and thereafter once a day, 3 times a week, for 5 days. The wound took, in total, 16 days to heal completely. No other medication was given.
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.
Condition After Photizo:
From the second day of phototherapy the lip was much less swollen, with less necrosis and healthy tissue could fill the defect. As expected, the lesion re-occurred a month later and phototherapy was started again. The lesion regressed again (full results still pending).