In this article republished from Equine Health magazine, equine surgery specialist Patrick J Pollock, BVMS, CertES (Soft Tissue), FHEA, Dip ECVS, MRCVS, explains the different stages in wound healing, why equine wounds sometimes don't heal, why moist wound healing techniques have superseded dry and offers some wound healing tips

WHETHER created by the surgeon’s scalpel, or a strand of rusty fence wire, wounds elicit a consistent response in all mammals. A biological process of wound healing follows and is made up of an orderly series of steps aimed at restoring continuity to  tissue injured . . .

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