Researchers at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine recently conducted a prospective study evaluating use of HBOT for healing of uncomplicated incisional and open wounds in dogs.
Under heavy sedation, apparently healthy adult beagles received surgical wounds on the trunk, consisting of 2 full-thickness dermal wounds measuring 2×2 cm that were left open and 2 full-thickness skin incisions measuring 3 cm that were sutured closed. Wounds were then bandaged and dogs wore Elizabethan collars for the duration of the study. Dogs received postoperative hydromorphone and carprofen, as well as trazodone to reduce anxiety during HBOT sessions.
You can read the full study on American Veterinarian.
As we showed in our previous post that HBOT isn’t only for humans, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has a wide range of health benifits for all types of wounds and creatures.
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