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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(4): 84-102
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1004.009


Efficacy of Chitosan as a Dry Dressing for Treatment of Open Hoof Wounds
Ahmed Mohamed Abdou*, Azab, Abdelnaser Abdelmoneim and Soliman, Ahmed Sayed
Aswan, Daraw Nge Elarab, Egypt
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

This study is conducted to compare the repair efficacy of chitosan application on hoof lesions with the conventional treatment materials, regarding the aspects of clinical, radiographical and hematological findings. Since the puncture wounds including hoof abscess is the main cause of lameness and the difficulties in healing of hoof lesions due to difficulties in contraction and the high incidences for contamination. Chitosan is one of the biomaterials which was tested for experimental hoof lesions and proved as an excellent dry dressing, so we are trying to prove its efficacy in clinical cases adding more dimensions as its efficacy on reduction of pain time produced by hoof lesions considering that animal admitted to the study are working equines and the only source of income for its owners so it has no enough resting period. The study was applied on 41 equine Their age ranged from (3 – 8) years which admitted to Brook hospital at Aswan city- Egypt and were assigned randomly into two groups; Treatment group (17 male donkeys, 2 female donkeys and 2 male horses) had a Chitosan topical application on days 1, 3, and 7 then one time/week; The control group (16 male donkeys, 2 female donkeys, 1 male horse and 1 female horse) had the conventional treatment every two days. Venous blood sample were collected from all animals and assessed for the progress of clinical symptoms and healing stage Based upon clinical and radiographical findings, hoof repair in chitosan treatment group is faster than conventional treatment one in regards to alleviation of pain intensity through tracking progress in lameness grading as well as its rapid control of exudates, connective tissue formation and complete cornification of the horny defects in hooves. Hematological findings showed significant increase in the platelets count in treatment group (Chitosan group) which explain its control on bleeding.


Keywords: Chitosan; Equine; Hoof Abscess; Lameness
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Ahmed Mohamed Abdou, Azab, Abdelnaser Abdelmoneim and Soliman, Ahmed Sayed. 2021. Efficacy of Chitosan as a Dry Dressing for Treatment of Open Hoof Wounds.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(4): 84-102. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1004.009