A vet won an action camera after logging an equine wound management case as part of Elanco Animal Health’s Equine Wound Progress project.

Snap happy: Jonathan Moore, technical consultant and key account manager (equine) at Elanco Animal Health with vet Kelly Harrison from B and W Equine Group in Willesley. Photo credit: Elanco Animal Health.

Veterinarian Kelly Harrison, from B and W Equine Group in Willesley, Gloucestershire, won the GoPro Hero 4 camera after highlighting a case involving a large wound to the pectoral muscle of a Thoroughbred yearling.

The wound was initially sutured with a drain held in place, but this broke down a week later. The wound was cleaned and Vulketan was applied daily after cleaning with water. It healed quickly and with no proud flesh. The owner was instructed to give antibiotics and NSAIDs and keep the wound clean, giving the animal restricted exercise.

Kelly Harrison said: “I was very impressed with the effects of Vulketan on the wound. It healed quicker than expected and with no need to surgically debride proud flesh, which was great. There will be minimal scarring from this large wound, which is a fantastic result.”

Elanco’s Equine Wound Progress project encourages veterinary surgeons to share their experiences of treating routine wound healing cases. Veterinary surgeons log online details and photos of the wounds they have treated. 

Each case study is then entered into a free prize draw for a chance to win one of four GoPro Hero 4 cameras. Every entrant is guaranteed to receive a thermal travel mug.

For further information or to log a case study, visit www.equinewound.info

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