Case reports from veterinary medicine
Claw bone tip necrosis in 30 cattle - retrospective analysis of surgical treatment techniques and treatment results - Veterinary University Vienna 04/2017
Case report 3 - Treatment of dermatitis with LIGASANO® white
Patient data and anamnesis:
The alpaca mare "Edelweiß" has been suffering from a stationary patella luxation of the left hind extremity since birth. Due to the fixation of the kneecap on the medial side of the knee, the knee is constantly flexed and the entire limb is relatively shortened. Therefore, in addition to motor impairment, permanent soiling of the coat with faeces and urine is also a problem.
Due to the contamination of the coat with excrement, bacterial colonisation of the skin and a large area of purulent dermatitis in the area of the ankle joint occurred consecutively. It showed up a thick purulent bedding on skin and fur. Underneath there was an extensive massive inflammation of the skin and an excoriation above the heel bone tuberosity.
The wound was debrided under general anesthesia in the form of shaving, wound irrigation with Veriforte Med® wound irrigation solution and curettage of the purulent changes. Vulketan® gel was applied to the skin surface and a LIGASANO® white non-sterile wound dressing was selected as the wound dressing. This was fixed with Rolta® cotton pad and Peha Haft®. The 1cm thick LIGASANO® was also chosen to achieve the best possible upholstery. In order to prevent further soiling of the dressing, it was protected with a plastic film.
As a result, the dressing was changed daily, with the wound areas being wetted with Vulketan® gel and covered with LIGASANO®, as in primary care. In the course of healing, the dressing was changed on average every 3rd day and the LIGASANO® coverage of the wound areas was reduced with increasing healing. With increasing epithelialization of the skin, Vulketan® Gel was not applied and the miracle oak was only covered with LIGASANO®, which was fixed with Rolta® cotton wool roll and Peha Haft® as before.
In the course of 4 weeks, the skin was completely epithelialized and the hair regrown, providing physiological protection for the skin again.
Out of love for the animals and out of joy for the product, the Biohof in Tyrol distinguishes itself by giving a home to animals whose growth from birth does not correspond to an optimal breeding animal. Edelweiss has a wonderful wool, is a loving animal and is fully integrated into the group.
Authors: Animal outpatient clinic Zirl, Dr. Stefan Ferschl, MSc, veterinary specialist for small animals; Tiroler Bio-Alpakas Seefeld, family Haslwanter-Egger